Thursday, 10 March 2011

Song Four - The Subterranean Hawks - "Kiss Me"

Here's the original version of the 1985 Top 10 hit by Stephen Tin Tin Duffy. Wikipedia has this to say about it....

"Kiss Me" is a song originally released in 1982 by the British band Tin Tin. The song was allegedly written within 24 hours after the band had signed a record deal with WEA Records. The single peaked at number 155 on the UK singles chart and was in 1983 released on Sire Records in the U.S., where it made the Billboard dance chart. The lead singer and guitarist in Tin Tin, Stephen Duffy, later re-recorded the song twice and released it as a solo single using the name of Stephen TinTin Duffy. The first re-recording was released as a single only in the West Midlands region in 1984. Another version was recorded in late 1984 and released as a single on 25 February 1985. This version made its debut at number 22 in the UK singles chart and peaked at number 4, selling more than 250,000 copies within three weeks and thus being certified silver.
The chorus is based on a passage from the book Song of Songs.
It was the last song to be played on BBC Radio 1s MW frequency in 1994, before the station became FM only.
A new version was included on "Memory & Desire: 30 years in the wilderness with Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time" released in 2009 by Universal Records.
"Kiss Me" was later recorded by UK pop singer Robbie Williams for his Rudebox album. The producer of this version was Joey Negro. On 10 October 2006, Williams' version made its debut at number 13 on the Norwegian combined downloads and singles chart on downloads alone[1]. This version was also once featured as the Free Download of the Week on the American version of iTunes.

As usual with Wikipedia a mixture of truth and fiction.

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