BBC4 To Re-run Top Of The Pops 1982 (UK)!

If you are in the UK and you missed some shows of Top Of The Pops (TOTP) 1982 which featured David Christie, a couple of years back, you’re in luck this time round! UK TV channel BBC4 are currently screening all episodes of TOTP for 1982 weeknights, so keep a look out David on your screens!!!

 

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Watch David Christie On Top Of The Pops 1982!

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BBC4 To Show Top Of The Pops 1982 This Weekend (UK)!

David Christie - TOTPs 1982Hello everyone! I have some exciting news especially if you are the UK! The UK TV station BBC4 will be Showing episodes from the long-running pop music show Top Of The Pops (TOTP). Continue reading

Frantique, and David Christie – Strut Your Funky Stuff (1979)

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)!

Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff 7" vinyl (Germany) 1979.

Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff 7″ vinyl 1979.

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32nd Anniversary of David Christie’s Hit Single “Saddle Up” (1982 -2014)

David Christie –  Saddle Up (1982)

This week marks the 32nd anniversary of David Christie’s hit single “Saddle Up”, which was first released In 1982 and became a world wide hit!  On this day, the 25th of September, “Saddle Up” reached No. 9 in the UK pop charts – its highest chart position in 1982. The song has become a classic and has appeared on many compilation albums over the years. It has also been covered, sampled and remixed by many artists and DJ’s since then, they include James Last, The Freak Brothers, Jolly Bumpers, MC Dee, MS Project, and more.

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David Christie: International Smash Hit! Saddle Up (1982)

Classic! David Christie – Saddle Up (1982).

David Christie - Saddle Up 12" Mix (French release) 1982.

David Christie – Saddle Up 12″ Mix (French release) 1982.

Saddle Up – Written and produced by Jack Robinson and David Christie.

Thirty-two years ago David Christie had a big international hit in the charts with “Saddle Up” in a number of counties as follows :
(# 3 in South Africa, # 4 in Switzerland, # 6 in France in November 1982, #10 in the Netherlands , # 7 in Ireland, # 9 in the UK in September 1982 and # 12 in Germany) during the disco era. Other countries included Belgium, Brazil and even far as Japan.

During this time David made a number TV appearances, and one of his memorable appearances was on a top English music show called Top of The Pops (TOTP). The performance was filmed at BBC studios, London, and was shown on TV on the 26th August 1982 and was later repeated in September.

David Christie’s studio appearance on Top Of The Pops (TOTP), London, UK (1982).

In the UK, “Saddle Up” entered the charts at  #33 and broke into the top 20 at #19. The highest chart position was #9 in September. In total, “Saddle Up” stayed for 12 weeks in the charts in 1982.

UK singles chart for the week ending 25 September 1982.

  1. Eye of the tigerSurvivor
  2. The bitterest pill (I ever had to swallow)The Jam
  3. Private investigationsDire Straits
  4. Walking on sunshineRockers Revenge featuring Donnie Calvin
  5. All of my heartABC
  6. There it isShalamar
  7. Save a prayerDuran Duran
  8. The messageGrandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
  9. Saddle up – David Christie
  10. Friend or foeAdam Ant
David Christie – Saddle Up / The Look 1982. 7" vinyl

David Christie – Saddle Up / The Look 1982.
7″ vinyl

David Christie performs “Saddle Up” on German pop music show Toppop 1982.

David Christie feat. MC Dee – Saddle Up 1990 (The Right Trip)

In 1990, David collaborated with rapper MC Dee and released an updated version of his hit song titled “Saddle Up 1990 (The Right Trip)” – A nice dance track with a positive message!

David Christie featuring MC Dee - Saddle Up 1990 (The Right Trip) 1990 UK 12" vinyl single.

David Christie featuring MC Dee – Saddle Up 1990 (The Right Trip) 1990 UK 12″ vinyl single.

David Christie featuring MC Dee – Saddle Up 1990 (The Right Trip) music video

 

“Saddle Up” and “Saddle Up 1990 (The Right Trip)” are both available to purchase as digital downloads from all good online stores – Itunes, Amazon, 7 Digital etc.

Saddle Up – Lyrics:

Saddle up and ride your pony, sit around and you’ll be lonely
Saddle up and make the dust fly, sit around and you will just cry
The first step is the longest when the wind is blowin’ strongest
Check out from Heartbreak Hotel, saddle up your horse
And ride like hell

Saddle up and ride your pony, sit around and you’ll be lonely
Saddle up and make the dust fly, get on your high horse and ride

No use herding blues at Rancho Rauncho
Put on your sombrero and your Poncho
Don’t stay where trouble will find you
Go – while the getting’s good
You’ll find the end of a rainbow
Just as soon as you’ve understood

Saddle up and ride your pony, sit around and you’ll be lonely …

No use imitating the love ranger,
You don’t have to act just like a stranger
Hard times can easily drown you
Go – don’t let blues surround you,
Good times are there for the taking,
Hit the trail, there’s no mistaking
Saddle up and ride your pony, sit around and you’ll be lonely
Saddle up and make the dust fly, get on your high horse and ride
Saddle up and ride your pony, sit around and you’ll be lonely …