33 years ago this week, David Christie’s single “Saddle Up” (from the album “Back In Control”) reached No.9 in the UK top 10 for the week ending the 25th Sept.1982, and stayed in the music charts for a total of 12 weeks.
“Saddle Up” was written in 1979 and released in 1982, the rest is history. The single became an international smash hit for David who certainly made his parents and family very proud of him. “Saddle Up” reached the highest chart positions in the following countries: #3 in South Africa, #4 in Switzerland, #6 in France, #7 in Ireland, #10 Netherlands, and #12 in Germany.
“Saddle Up” is a classic, which has been covered and remixed by top international artists and DJ’s over the years. And even more recently, the song has appeared in a French comedy film with an accompanying soundtrack album titled “Bis” ,which was released in early 2015.
Let’s start the New Year off with Frantique’s “Strut Your Funky Stuff” !
This great dance track was co-written and produced by David Christie and Jack Robinson (taken from the band’s self- titled album) and it reached #10 in the UK charts in 1979. Nearly 20 years later a dance band Phunky Phantom hit #1 in the US dance charts with their cover version of “Strut Your Funky Stuff” in 1997 and was also a hit in the UK charts at #27 in 1998.
Check out Frantique’s live performance, 12″ version, and David’s re-recording of “Strut Your Funky Stuff” below – enjoy and sing along too (see lyrics below)!
Enjoy David Christie’s dance classic “Stress” and rare promo video below!
“Stress” was originally released in 1983 in France and a year later in the following countries: UK, Germany, Spain, Canada, and Japan. The single and the b-side, “Look Ahead”, comes from David’s rare album also titled “Stress” (1984), which is well worth getting hold of – superb album, highly recommended!
David Christie – Stress (7″ & 12″ French Release) (1983)