Category:Songs written by Mike Percy (musician)
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The following 22 pages are in this category, out of 22 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Mike Percy (musician) – Dead or Alive were an English pop band, formed in 1979 in Liverpool. The band found success in the 1980s and had seven Top 40 UK singles and they were the first band to have a number one single under the production team of Stock Aitken Waterman. Two of the singles reached the U. S. Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, You Spin Me Round No.11 in 1985 and you Spin Me Round peaked at number one in 1985 in the UK, then charted again in 2003 and 2006 following Burns appearance on the television reality show Celebrity Big Brother. The latter also became the first of two singles to top the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, in December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked them as the 96th most successful dance artist of all-time. The band was discontinued with Pete Burns death in 2016, in 1977 Burns formed a band with contemporaries Julian Cope, Pete Wylie, and Phil Hurst, calling themselves The Mystery Girls. They played only one gig before disintegrating, although signed to the Erics Records label, their only release, a three-track 7 EP entitled Birth of a Nation, appeared in March 1980 on Inevitable Records. A 12-inch single featuring two of the tracks from the EP, Black Leather and Shangri-La, was released in 1985, the EP featured Black Leather, which halfway through turned into K. C. & the Sunshine Bands Thats the Way. Ogden left the band at the beginning of November 1979 shortly before the recording of demos for the planned Inevitable Records release, bassist Ambrose Reynolds helped out on both these sessions and those for the EP a month later. Pete Lloyd joined in January 1980 and the returned to playing live shows early in February. Lloyd and Reid left the band in March 1980, and Hurst followed a month or so later, the band went through several different line-up changes over the next three years while recording a series of independent singles. Burns eccentric and androgynous appearance began attracting attention, often leading to comparisons with Culture Club, Dead or Alives singles started charting on the UK Indie Chart, beginning with 1982s The Stranger reaching No.7 on that chart. This prompted major label Epic Records to sign the band in 1983 and their first release for Epic was the single Misty Circles, which appeared at No.100 on the major UK Singles Chart in 1983. At this point, the band was a five-piece consisting of Burns, Mike Percy, Tim Lever, Steve Coy, two more singles, What I Want and Id Do Anything, attracted club play, but mainstream success continued to elude the band. Dead Or Alives debut album, Sophisticated Boom Boom, was released in May 1984 and featured their first Top 40 UK single, Thats the Way, a remake of the 1975 hit by KC, Hussey departed Dead or Alive just before the albums release. The single peaked at No.22 in the UK and the album at No.29, the single You Spin Me Round went to number one on the UK singles chart after having lingered outside the Top 40 for over two months. The song also hit No.11 in the US and No.1 in Canada, other album tracks released as singles included Lover Come Back To Me, In Too Deep, and My Heart Goes Bang. They all reached the UK Top 30, in late 1986, Dead or Alive released their third album, Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know, also produced by SAW
2. Brand New Lover – Brand New Lover is a song recorded by the British band Dead or Alive. It was the single released from the bands third album, Mad, Bad. The lyrics describe the desire to leave his current partner for one who is more exciting. His motivation is that he admittedly does not desire a relationship with one partner. It achieved international success when released as a single in 1986, the song proved to be more successful in the U. S. and in Japan than in the bands native UK, where it reached number 31. In the US, Brand New Lover peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and spent two weeks atop the American dance chart in December 1986
3. Breakin' Away (song) – Breakin Away is the first single from Kim Wildes 1995 album Now & Forever. Wilde had initially made her name in the 1980s as the highest-selling British female soloist of that decade and she had also earned some degree of success in the early 1990s. Breakin Away was released both in its form and as several different extended remixes on the 12 and CD-single formats. On the CD-single and cassette single a song called Staying with My Baby was also included and this track was somewhat exclusive as it was only included on the Japanese issue of the Now & Forever album
4. Bring It All Back – Bring It All Back is the debut single by British pop group S Club 7. It was co-written by S Club 7, Eliot Kennedy, Mike Percy, Kennedy, Percy and Lever also produced the song. It was released on 7 June 1999 as the lead single. Bring It All Back was used as the theme for the bands first CBBC series Miami 7 as well, despite receiving a mixed reception from music critics, Bring It All Back was a massive chart success. It reached the top spot in the United Kingdom and was certified Platinum, whilst also reaching the top ten in Sweden, the song has sold 675,000 copies in the UK as of May 2015. Bring It All Back is notable for being the only S Club 7 single on all four female members share lead vocals. The first verse is shared by Jo OMeara and Rachel Stevens, bradley McIntosh, Jon Lee and Paul Cattermole provide backing vocals and additional vocals on the final chorus. The single contains a version of the track with an additional refrain and chorus, as well as a club remix by K-Klass. The single also contains two B-sides, So Right and Hello Friend, Hello Friend was one of only three songs from the bands debut album era not performed during Miami 7, alongside Our Time Has Come and Friday Night. However, it was performed during Viva S Club to mark the departure of Paul Cattermole from the band. Two music videos exist for the track, the end of the video shows a group of people watching the band as the cameras pull away. Most notably, there are two beach stage scenes in the video that show Barrett with a different hairstyle compared to the rest of the video, the video also features clips of the band performing the song poolside, which are taken from the opening credits of the series. In November 1999, the students of Hamilton, New Zealands Aberdeen Primary School sang the song to then-Prime Minister of New Zealand Jenny Shipley, the song was also covered by Taiwanese pop singer Jolin Tsai and re-titled Dont Stop for the 2000 album Dont Stop
5. Day & Night (song) – Day & Night is a pop song performed by English singer and actress Billie Piper. The song was written by Piper, Eliot Kennedy, Mark Cawley, Mike Percy and it was released as the albums lead single in May 2000 to positive reviews from music critics. It was a success, reaching number one in the United Kingdom and was certified silver. According to Pipers autobiography and various sources, the single sold over a quarter of a million copies in the United Kingdom alone, the song received positive reviews from music critics. Reviewer Jackie Flynn wrote that the song was a piece of dominatrix dance with big buffed chords. Peter Robinson of NME described Day & Night as exciting and the magazine wrote that the song was somewhat harder, the music video for Day & Night was directed by Cameron Casey. It features Piper dancing at a nightclub with a group of friends, the video begins with Piper and three friends walking down a street at night, looking for an exclusive nightclub. After being allowed in, Piper and a group of male dancers begin to perform a dance routine and she is then shown dancing with a group of female dancers on a brightly lit street. The third scene features Piper dancing in a pink room, the video concludes with Piper and her dancers in a laundrette, dancing on top of washing machines and throwing washing powder around the room. The video premiered in the UK on 9 March 2000, Day & Night was officially released in the United Kingdom in May 2000. The song debuted on the UK Singles Chart on 27 May 2000 at number one and it remained on the chart for twelve weeks, before exiting the top seventy-three on 19 August 2000. In May 2000, the single was certified silver and this was Pipers third chart topper in the UK - the most achieved by a British female artist at this point. This record was beaten a year later by Geri Halliwell, the track was also successful in Europe. It reached the top twenty in Ireland and the top fifty in Belgium, in Australia, Day & Night debuted on the singles chart on 4 June 2000 at number sixteen. Eight weeks later, the peaked at number eight. The track debuted in New Zealand on 4 June 2000 at number forty-three and it peaked at number six three weeks later and remained on the singles chart for fifteen weeks. These are the formats and track listings of single releases of Day & Night
6. Everlasting Night – Everlasting Night is a pop–dance song written by Australian singer Dannii Minogue, Mark Percy, Tim Lever, Ian Masterson and Terry Ronald for the compilation Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras of 1999. The song was produced by Ian Masterson and received a reception from music critics. Since its release, the song has become a favourite of Minogues gay and lesbian fans and had become a staple at British. The 1995 version was released on the 2009 album The 1995 Sessions, Everlasting Night features a music video directed by Simon Smith, Gary Leeson and Minogue and was filmed in Sydney, Australia in 1999. The video, a tribute to Australias gay and lesbian community, featured Minogue, the video was filmed in a Sydney nightclub called Home and featured many of Minogues friends as dancers and party-goers. Scenes of the festivities are intercut with scenes of drag queens lip synching the song, made available to music video channels in Australia prior to the singles commercial release. These are the formats and track listings of single releases of Everlasting Night. Everlasting Night lyrics — lyrics to the version of the song. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
7. Get into You (song) – Get into You is a Dance-pop song written by Mike Percy and Tim Lever for Dannii Minogues second album Get into You. The song was produced by Tim Lever & Mike Percy and received a reception from music critics. It was released as the single in the second quarter of 1994. Along with the single This Is It, the song was chosen to be released in Canada and these are the formats and track listings of major single releases of Get into You. com. Comprehensive listing of all Dannii Minogue releases and song information, archived from the original on May 16,2006. Comprehensive listing of all Dannii Minogue releases, including commercial and promo items, lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
8. I'd Do Anything (Dead or Alive song) – Id Do Anything is a song written and recorded by English band Dead or Alive. It was co-produced by the band and Zeus B, held and released in January 1984 as the third single from Dead or Alives debut album Sophisticated Boom Boom. The song was the third single by Dead or Alive to miss the UK Top 75. The bands fortunes would reverse with the release of their next single, a cover version of Thats the Way
9. Lover Come Back to Me (Dead or Alive song) – Lover Come Back to Me is a 1985 single by Dead or Alive, produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. It was released as the single from the bands second album, Youthquake. The single peaked at #11 in the UK, #3 in South Africa, #21 in Germany, #13 in Australia, in addition to the standard 7 and 12 formats, a fan-shaped picture disc was also released in the UK. The B-side to the single was Far Too Hard, a song from the bands first album, like You Spin Me Round, the song was re-recorded in 2003 for the bands retrospective compilation Evolution, The Hits. Its as memorable as mass media pop of any stripe ever gets
10. Misty Circles – Misty Circles is a song written and recorded by English band Dead or Alive. It was co-produced by the band and Zeus B, held and released as the first single from Dead or Alives debut album Sophisticated Boom Boom. Misty Circles was the first song to be released by Dead or Alive after being signed to a major label, the bands prior single releases were issued independently. This song was not very successful, but it managed to peak at number 100 on the UK Singles Chart, in 1984, the song was placed on the B-side of You Spin Me Round. As both sides earned significant play in American nightclubs, they charted together as a hit on the U. S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, peaking at number four, the single became the groups first entry on the UK Singles Chart in June 1983, as well as their lowest peaking single, charting to #100. Also gaining play in U. S. clubs, it reached #4 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1983, lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
11. My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me to the Doctor) – My Heart Goes Bang is a 1985 song by the British band Dead or Alive. It was the fourth and final single from the second studio album Youthquake. It charted at number 23 in the United Kingdom, number 12 in Japan, a 7 remix and two 12 extended remixes of the single were released. The song was remixed a third time for Dead or Alives compilation album, Rip It Up. My Heart Goes Bang was again remixed and re-recorded for Fragile and Unbreakable which were available on Avex Label in Japan. Parts of the video depict lead singer Pete Burns in a leather jacket on the back of a motorcycle. No official music videos were released for the Japanese versions released in 2000, lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
12. Right Round – Right Round is a song performed by American singer/rapper Flo Rida. It was released as the single from his second studio album. The song features guest vocals from American singer Kesha and it was released to radio on 27 January 2009 and was digitally released on 10 February by Poe Boy Entertainment and Atlantic Records. The song heavily samples the chorus of the 1984 Dead or Alive song You Spin Me Round in its hook, according to one of the songs writers, the chorus refers to oral sex. Kesha contributed guest vocals to the song, but was uncredited in the United States, the singles accompanying music video was directed by Malcolm Jones and nominated for an MTV Video Music Award. The song has been used in movies, such as The Hangover, The Ugly Truth. In the movie Pitch Perfect, the song is performed by the a group the Treblemakers. This song is the track on the UK compilation Now 72. The song is one of the singles in the digital era, with over 12 million certified downloads, making it, Flo Ridas best selling single. The track was produced by Dr. Luke and Kool Kojak, at the end of 2008, Luke was working on a track with Flo Rida called Right Round and the two decided they needed a female hook. Luke pulled Kesha into the studio to record the vocals, Flo Rida explained that he listened to You Spin Me Round and similar records growing up as a result of the varying music genres his seven sisters listened to. Ultimately, his A&R Aaron Bay-Schuck came up with the idea to sample You Spin Me Round in a song, co-A&R Mike Caren then brought the sample to the attention of Flo Rida. As R. O. O. T. S. was Flo Ridas second studio album, he wanted to show listeners musical growth by broaden my horizons, after Luke produced the sample, the song was recorded. In the same night the song was written Aaron Bay-Schuck, Bruno Mars and Philip Lawrance decided to go to the studio and it was recorded primarily at Conway Studios in Hollywood, California, with additional recording at Atlantic Studios, also located in Hollywood. This is the first of three collaborations between Flo Rida and Dr. Luke, the songs Who Dat Girl and Good Feeling would follow. Also, with the use of the DJ Frank E shuffle beat in the songs production, the two would later actually meet together and collaborate on the songs Me & U, Turn Around, and more famously, Whistle. The song is swaggering and bass-heavy, according to Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly, the lyrics discuss being in a strip club with friends and tossing money at a woman performing a striptease. Additionally, the chorus line You spin my head right round, right round / When you go down, Bruno Mars, co-writer of the song confirmed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the songs chorus was referring to oral sex
13. What I Want (Dead or Alive song) – What I Want is a song written and recorded by English band Dead or Alive. It was co-produced by the band and Zeus B, held and released in August 1983 as the second single from Dead or Alives debut album Sophisticated Boom Boom. The song was not a success when released, peaking at number eighty-eight in the UK Singles Chart, after Dead or Alives UK top-forty success of Thats the Way, What I Want was re-issued in June 1984. It did not fare better during its second chart run, placing only one position higher. The single was re-released in June 1984, however, it proved to be a slight, both versions charted in the UK, separated by only a few positions between the two
14. When the Lights Go Out – When the Lights Go Out is the second single released from British group Fives debut studio album, Five. It was released in early 1998, the song was co-written by Eliot Kennedy, Tim Lever and Mike Percy, and John McLaughlin. It was co-produced by Eliot Kennedy, Tim Lever and Mike Percy, when the Lights Go Out is the bands only top ten hit in the United States. An alternate version of the song, in which J Browns rap is replaced by Abs Breens rap, was especially for the US release. The song also spent six months on the US Billboard Hot 100, through the womans perspective, the viewers sees the members with a given number and their horoscope sign respectively. One of the girls is played by Bethany Joy Lenz of Guiding Light and One Tree Hill fame
15. You (S Club 7 song) – You was the 9th single released by UK pop group S Club 7 on 11 February 2002. The track is a very uptempo-retro number reminiscent of the third single Youre My Number One. The video was set in the 1950s and is described in the Best CD booklet as the candyfloss-bright and this track was the last single to feature departed band member Paul Cattermole and sparked the last leg of the S Club 7 journey. The song reached no.2 on the UK Singles Chart and it also charted on the 2002 Year End Singles chart at number 70. Paul comes home and Rachel tries to feed him, but a mistress played by Jo OMeara appears out of nowhere, distracts Paul and they start dancing. Then they enter another room through a curtain, revealing the band members. The part ends with Hannah Spearritt dancing, the second part shows Rachel mowing the lawn. Jon Lee joins her, but soon goes to Jo, who is having a barbecue, the smoke from the grill show the other 6 members dancing under umbrellas. Rachel looks while using a hose and it turns off, then it sprays Rachel in the face. The third part takes place in the garage, Bradley McIntosh is repairing the car. Rachel looks at him, Bradley does likewise, then Jo appears in the car dancing with Bradley. Rachel is sad until the others sing to her and they all sing together and they drive off. The music video for You was filmed after Dont Stop Movin and was intended as the follow up single before the group were asked to record the Children In Need single for that year
16. You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) – You Spin Me Round is a song by British band Dead or Alive on their 1985 album Youthquake. The song was the first UK number-one hit by the Stock Aitken Waterman production trio, released in November 1984, the record reached number one in March 1985, taking 17 weeks to get there. On the US Billboard Hot 100, it peaked at no.11 on 17 August of that year, in 2015 the song was voted by the British public as the nations 17th favourite 1980s number one in a poll for ITV. Musician and actor Gary Kemp described the song as one of the best white dance records of all time, the video, which features a disco ball, waving gold flags and an evocation of the six-armed Vishnu, was directed by Vaughan Arnell and Anthea Benton. Dead or Alives vocalist Pete Burns states in his autobiography that he composed You Spin Me Round by using two existing songs as inspiration for creating something new, How did I write Spin Me, I listened to Luther Vandrosss I Wanted Your Love. Its not the same structure, but then thats the way I make music – I hear something. I didnt sit and study the Luther Vandross album – I heard the song, im trying to structure the music and I know what I want. Its like do this, do this, do this -, I dont want to do Luther Vandrosss song, but I can still sing the same pattern over it. And there was another record, by Little Nell, called See You Round Like A Record, so I had those two, Van Dross and Little Nell and – bingo. It was unanimous – it was awful, it was rubbish, Burns states that the band had to fund production of the songs video themselves. The strings were based on Richard Wagners classical piece Ride of the Valkyries, a remix version of You Spin Me Round was released in 2003 at the same time Dead or Alives greatest hits album Evolution was released. The song reached no.23 in the UK Singles Chart, the original 1984 recording was re-released on 30 January 2006 because of lead singer Pete Burnss controversial time as a contestant on television series Celebrity Big Brother and reached no.5. Earlier remixes were in 1996 and 1997, in 1999 these mixes were issued in the US as a 2-CD set. The first disc held seven mixes of You Spin Me Round while disc two has five mixes of Sex Drive, in 2000, new mixes appeared on Fragile and in 2001, on Unbreakable, The Fragile Remixes. No videos were made for these, the song has been re-released three times since its original release in 1984. Each time of its release, it achieved success, but failed to match the success of the original, however, after lead-singer Pete Burnss appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, the single was re-released and managed a Top 5 peak on the UK Singles Chart in 2006. Nu metal band Dope covered the song on their 1999 album Felons, the bands version became their first chart entry on any Billboard chart, reaching no.37 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Jessica Simpsons version of the song was released as a single from her fifth studio album A Public Affair in 2006