"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" as written by Julian Gallagher, Richard(abs) Breen, Peter Burns, Stephen Coy, Tim Lever, Michael Percy and Richard Stannard....
If I, I get to know your name
Well if I, could trace your private number, baby

All I know is that to me
You look like you're lots of fun
Open up your lovin' arms
I want some, want some

I set my sights on you (and no one else will do)
And I, I've got to have my way now, baby

All I know is that to me
You look like you're having fun
Open up your lovin' arms
Watch out here I come

You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round
You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round

I got to be your friend now, baby
And I would like to move in just a little bit closer

All I know is that to me
You look like you're lots of fun
Open up your lovin' arms
Watch out, here I come

You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round
You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round

I want your love
I want your love

All I know is that to me
You look like you're lots of fun
Open up your lovin' arms
Watch out, here I come

You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round
You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round

You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round
You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round

You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round
You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round


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"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" as written by Peter Jozzepi Burns Michael David Percy

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  • +4
    General CommentOK. First, nobody should visit the MEATSPIN site. It tried to activate a known-to-be-dangerous file download that installs a new ActiveX codec in Internet Explorer. I use Firefox which is how I knew it happened. Not to mention that if you're a straight guy you won't like the site anyway.

    People seem to have the genre messed up. This is one of the first true HiNRG songs ever made. HiNRG is a form of New Wave. New Wave is distantly related to electronica, and is a type of electronica but is actuallly very different. HiNRG = "High Energy".

    I was debating including this, seeing as it is completely irrelevant, but it may be an effective way to slap some homophobes in the face:

    Pete Burns was/is either gay or has an alternative gender identity. This song was one of the first songs to be successful in the music industry that featured a gay theme (and it does; the lyrics are from one man to another). Remember, I said ONE of the first, not the first. There were others to come before it.

    Personally, I see this as just another bouncy HiNRG song. If you're feeling kinda down, it can bring your mood up a bit just because of how 'light' and 'bouncy' the music is.

    People who are really into other forms of electronica *that feature lyrics* really owe a lot to songs like this. New Wave is what started the electronic music type, and HiNRG inspired a lot of 90s pop. Pop is one of the genres that are commonly 'dissected' and used in electronic music (you never hear a mixed Van Halen track coming from a club when you drive by).

    I'll be keeping an eye on this page after I make this post. Any comments that reflect negativity towards gays will be reported. If you're planning on making such a post, you should feel disgusted with yourself.
    madnesslover_89on July 30, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI actually really like this song, and I think this band deserves more credit, becaus they were promoting this kind of music [ the electronic style] before alot of other musicians were. I actually think that this bands music has influenced alot of the techno, and industrial music heard today. This song in paticular was programed very well, and sounds very unique for the time.
    Ratgirlon June 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyea, i agree with you. i love this song. you gotta love the 80s.
    amanda_on June 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe everyone, of course, that this is by a gay guy singing about another guy. But is there any way to tell that from the song? "Contextually" this song could be about a woman singing to a man if a woman sang the exact same lyrics.
    ZinbobDanon April 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is awesome. I do think it's interesting that the creepiness of some of the lyrics is neutralised by the jaunty electronic beat and the pulchritude of Pete Burns. If some guy came up to me talking about tracing my phone number and having to have his way because he's set his sights on me (and no one else) I'd be figuring out how to get a restraining order.
    Maggie Sausageon July 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningAnd now for the actual thoughts on it's meaning, since this is songmeanings. I guess it's no big deal, but damn, it seems so ignorant to me, there are chat rooms for anything music, but lets try to make this site a stand out and unique. Lets keep this for meaning and anything else. But my thought on the meaning is meeting someone and never regretting meeting them no matter what happens between the two or just a simple love sing, like how pride and joy is from Stevie Ray Vaughan. And for the ignorant ones that choose what they want to read. Just in case you say something stupid. YES I know Stevie Ray Vaughan is blues/rock and this is not blues/rock I am just saying. :D
    polishprideon April 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song! The super long introduction is amazing and it's a great dance song. Classic hit, no doubt.
    Cindyloulouon November 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song with such high energy. It's not about sex. It's about him WANTING her...probably for sex. OK, most definitely for sex:) Since he's just met her (actually he's just seen her), than the 'love' he wants is not overly deep. Well, you know what I mean:)
    rolypolywoofwoofon December 13, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is brilliant, as is the video. Pete Burns is the pirate king.
    TaintedGloveon September 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentor new order?
    z0MbiEon October 01, 2004   Link

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