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Famous chart battles: Spiller vs Truesteppers - 15 years ago
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post Aug 23 2015, 03:17 PM
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Another famous chart battle, known at the time for Victoria Beckhams sheer desperation (wheeling out David for Woolies signings!) and CD:UK having Out Of Your Mind at number 1, but the classier Spiller won out in the end and helped launch the career of Sophie Ellis Bextor. Which do you now think is the better song of the 2 and has fared better over the years?

Easily still Spiller imo, but Out Of Your Mind actually better than I remember.
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post Aug 23 2015, 03:19 PM
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Spiller, hands down!

It's a lot classier than the regular dance song. I don't know if that makes any sense, though, but it always gives me a 'dandy' party vibe.
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post Aug 23 2015, 03:22 PM
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I like both but Spiller is a lot lot better, Groovejet is a proper tune and was one of my faves when I was very young too so has that classic feel for me.
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post Aug 23 2015, 03:23 PM
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That's the first time I've ever heard 'Out of Your Mind' and I have no idea why it was ever a hit. 'Groovejet' is infinitely better; such a timeless summer jam! wub.gif
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post Aug 23 2015, 03:28 PM
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'groove jet' is a prime classic wub.gif wub.gif wub.gif ~ 'out of your mind', whilst actually quite good, would've just faded into the background noise of the constant 2000 #1 churn had it made it - by missing out, at least it's still a talking point today~ smile.gif
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post Aug 23 2015, 03:33 PM
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“Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)” is a classic early 2000s disco inspired dance track. “Out Of Your Mind” isn't that bad, but Spiller by far had the better song and I'm glad it won outright.

That and “Lady (Hear Me Tonight)” strongly remind me of that summer!
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post Aug 23 2015, 03:35 PM
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There was so many classic dance songs in that year with Darude, Storm and the like!
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post Aug 23 2015, 03:39 PM
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That is no question for me. Spiller with Sophie! What a fantastic track, loved every bit of it! wub.gif

I can't even remember how the Truesteppers song sounds like plus I think Victoria was the weakest Spice Girl (without any voice at all).

In the end it wasn't even close, was it?
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202,600 for Spiller
180,600 for Truesteppers

Not massively close.
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post Aug 23 2015, 03:42 PM
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Actually now listening to Out Of Your Mind... it's OKish, not bad, but nothing outstanding. I'm guessing only Michael would vote for it laugh.gif
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post Aug 23 2015, 03:43 PM
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As I said the other day I did love both records but 'Groovejet' has dated better by far. Good party track that!
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post Aug 23 2015, 03:44 PM
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I'm going to go against received wisdom and say that I prefer Out of Your Mind. I do like both to a similar degree - both are 7/10 tunes. The production on Out of Your Mind is what makes it for me. I'd have loved an instrumental version. At the time I was supporting Groovejet for number 1.

It may not have been close but Out of Your Mind was number 1 on CD:UK, if I remember correctly, on the day before the official number 1 was announced.


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post Aug 23 2015, 03:44 PM
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Groovejet by far wub.gif

What's all the more surprising is that Now 46, which featured Groovejet, had come out a full three weeks before the single was released. So probably 400-450k people already owned the song on CD. It's quite astonishing that it still managed to rack up over 200k in the first week.
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post Aug 23 2015, 03:46 PM
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Spiller obvz. I did buy "Groovejet" in the week it came out as I'd been waiting weeks to get my hand on a copy and because VB was being such a media ho at the time. Looking back Spiller has aged much better than "Out Of Your Mind" which remains very much "2000". Not that that is necessarily a bad thing....
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Spiller by a mile. Would happily listen to it right now, one of the most enduring dance records from the era.
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QUOTE(AntoineTTe @ Aug 23 2015, 04:44 PM) *
It may not have been close but Out of Your Mind was number 1 on CD:UK, if I remember correctly, on the day before the official number 1 was announced.

You're correct. CD:UK used to use the midweek sales flash on the Wednesday I believe so they usually go it right as back in the late 90s/early 00s it was normally obvious from the first few days who was gonna be No 1 on that Sunday, but on this occasion Spiller really shifted the copies towards the end of the week as (I suspect) the press had painted Beckham as increasingly desperate to get there.
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post Aug 23 2015, 03:53 PM
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Unpopular opinion - I prefer Modjo's Lady to Groovejet ph34r.gif
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post Aug 23 2015, 03:56 PM
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QUOTE(AntoineTTe @ Aug 23 2015, 04:44 PM) *
It may not have been close but Out of Your Mind was number 1 on CD:UK, if I remember correctly, on the day before the official number 1 was announced.


Yes - it was number 1 in all the midweek sales flashes until Saturday trading which unseated it.
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QUOTE(AntoineTTe @ Aug 23 2015, 04:53 PM) *
Unpopular opinion - I prefer Modjo's Lady to Groovejet ph34r.gif

Definitely unpopular. Lady is awful!!!

Although I definitely prefer Music Sounds Better With You which arguably began all of these sort of tracks...
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I prefer the sample used in Lady to the sample used in Groovejet - and I prefer both to Music Sounds Better With You which may have started all this but it's quite irritating and so was One More Time.

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