Stock Aitken Waterman

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Stock Aitken Waterman (abbreviated as SAW) are an English songwriting and record producing trio consisting of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman.wikipedia
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Stock Aitken Waterman (abbreviated as SAW) are an English songwriting and record producing trio consisting of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman.
Michael Stock (born 3 December 1951) is an English songwriter, record producer and musician, best known for being a member of the songwriting and production team Stock Aitken and Waterman that achieved success in the 1980s and 1990s.

Pete Waterman

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Stock Aitken Waterman (abbreviated as SAW) are an English songwriting and record producing trio consisting of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman.
As a member of the Stock Aitken Waterman songwriting team, he wrote and produced many hit singles.

You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

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1 single in March 1985 with "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive.
1 hit by the Stock Aitken Waterman production trio.

Dead or Alive (band)

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1 single in March 1985 with "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive.
They were the first band under the production team of Stock Aitken Waterman to have a number-one single.

Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)

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16 UK, July 1984) and "Whatever I Do" by Hazell Dean (No.
"Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)" is a Hi-NRG song written and produced by British hitmaking team Stock Aitken & Waterman, which became a hit for singer Hazell Dean in 1984.

Eurobeat

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During 1984–1989, their musical style was labelled Eurobeat.
It was used commercially to describe the Stock Aitken Waterman–produced hits by Dead or Alive, Bananarama, Jason Donovan, Sonia and Kylie Minogue which were heavily based on the British experience with Italo disco during holidays in Greece and elsewhere.

Rick Astley

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The tendency toward interchanging artists and repertoire was well established when Rick Astley's breakout album Whenever You Need Somebody got its name and title track from a minor hit the trio had produced a year earlier for O'Chi Brown.
He rose to fame through his association with the production trio Stock Aitken Waterman and his 1987 recording of their song "Never Gonna Give You Up" was a number 1 hit single in 25 countries, winning the 1988 Brit Award for Best British Single.

Pete Waterman Entertainment

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SAW took early notice of the skills of UK engineer, remixer and producer Phil Harding and made him the chief engineer and remixer at the newly formed PWL studios.
The label, originally PWL (Pete Waterman Limited), is most famous for being the home of hit record producers Stock Aitken Waterman.

Love in the First Degree (Bananarama song)

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Bananarama went on to make Stock, Aitken and Waterman their main producers, and would collaborate with them on some of their biggest hits, including "Love in the First Degree", "I Can't Help It", and "I Heard A Rumour".
The track was co-written and produced by the Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) trio.

Hi-NRG

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SAW started producing underground club hits, but earned worldwide success with a mix of Hi-NRG-influenced sound, romantic Motown lyrics and Italo-disco melodies. Their initial style was in creating Hi-NRG dance music with "You Think You're a Man" by Divine (No.
This style, that Stock Aitken Waterman were influenced by, had a large cult following among LGBT club-goers in the 1980s, especially San Franciscan black and white gay men.

Say I'm Your Number One

They also produced the Princess hit "Say I'm Your Number One" (1985), the Mandy hit "I Just Can't Wait" (1987), and Sinitta's "Toy Boy" (1987).
It was one of many Stock Aitken Waterman produced hits and charted well, throughout Europe, as well as the US R&B and dance charts.

Matt Aitken

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Stock Aitken Waterman (abbreviated as SAW) are an English songwriting and record producing trio consisting of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman.
Matthew James Aitken (born 25 August 1956 in Coventry) is an English songwriter and record producer, brought up in Astley, Greater Manchester, best known as the creative force behind the 1980s songwriting/production trio Stock Aitken Waterman.

You Think You're a Man

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Their initial style was in creating Hi-NRG dance music with "You Think You're a Man" by Divine (No.
"You Think You're a Man" was the first single produced by Stock/Aitken/Waterman to reach the UK Top 75 chart, peaking at number 16 in August 1984 and number 14 on the Irish Singles Chart.

Never Gonna Give You Up

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The press fired back that Waterman was currently using the bassline of Colonel Abrams's "Trapped" in Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".
It was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.

Kylie Minogue

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Comedy group Morris Minor and the Majors' parodied the Stock Aitken Waterman style on "This is the Chorus", specifically referencing Kylie Minogue's hit song "I Should Be So Lucky" as well as Mel and Kim's "Respectable".
She came to prominence as a recording artist in the late 1980s and released four bubblegum and dance-pop-influenced studio albums produced by Stock Aitken Waterman and released by PWL.

Hazell Dean

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16 UK, July 1984) and "Whatever I Do" by Hazell Dean (No.
Dean then released the follow-up, "Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)" (produced by Stock/Aitken/Waterman), in July which peaked at #4.

I Can't Help It (Bananarama song)

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Bananarama went on to make Stock, Aitken and Waterman their main producers, and would collaborate with them on some of their biggest hits, including "Love in the First Degree", "I Can't Help It", and "I Heard A Rumour".
The track was co-written and produced by the Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) trio.

I Should Be So Lucky

Comedy group Morris Minor and the Majors' parodied the Stock Aitken Waterman style on "This is the Chorus", specifically referencing Kylie Minogue's hit song "I Should Be So Lucky" as well as Mel and Kim's "Respectable".
The song was written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman for Minogue, and they went on to produce Minogue's first four studio albums.

Kylie (album)

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The album Kylie was the highest selling album in Britain of 1988, and fifth highest-selling album of the decade.
The success of her debut single, "Locomotion", resulted in her working with Stock, Aitken and Waterman, who produced the album and wrote nine of its ten tracks.

Respectable (Mel and Kim song)

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Comedy group Morris Minor and the Majors' parodied the Stock Aitken Waterman style on "This is the Chorus", specifically referencing Kylie Minogue's hit song "I Should Be So Lucky" as well as Mel and Kim's "Respectable".
"Respectable" is a Mel and Kim song written and produced by Stock/Aitken/Waterman that became a UK number one single for one week in March 1987.

Sinitta

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They also produced the Princess hit "Say I'm Your Number One" (1985), the Mandy hit "I Just Can't Wait" (1987), and Sinitta's "Toy Boy" (1987).
In 1989, Sinitta moved away from working directly with producers Stock Aitken Waterman.

Bananarama

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Bananarama went on to make Stock, Aitken and Waterman their main producers, and would collaborate with them on some of their biggest hits, including "Love in the First Degree", "I Can't Help It", and "I Heard A Rumour". This success and the trio's sound attracted the attention of girl group Bananarama.
later editions contained other tracks and some extra production duties were taken up by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman known as Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW).

Another Place and Time

In 1989, SAW also recorded and produced Donna Summer's Another Place and Time album, as well as writing or co-writing all the tracks including the hit "This Time I Know It's for Real".
The album was produced by Stock Aitken Waterman and featured Summer's Top 10 hit "This Time I Know It's for Real".

Venus (Shocking Blue song)

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Group member Siobhan Fahey wanted to record a cover version of Shocking Blue's hit song "Venus".
Bananarama brought the idea to the production trio of Stock Aitken Waterman, and it became Bananarama's first collaboration with them.

Pump Up the Volume (song)

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They incurred bad reviews from the British music press establishment when they strong-armed the group M/A/R/R/S into a legal settlement; M/A/R/R/S had taken from SAW's own recording, "Roadblock", and used in their surprise hit "Pump Up the Volume".
With "Pump Up the Volume" standing at number two, an injunction was obtained against it by pop music producers Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW), who objected to the use of a sample from their hit single "Roadblock".