Fairground (Simply Red)

  • 19 Sep 17:33
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"Fairground" is a 1995 single released by Simply Red from the album Life. The song contains a sample of The Goodmen's "Give It Up".

The video shows Mick Hucknall driving to and singing at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, Lancashire, that had been closed for the day and had been invaded by a group of his friends and opened up again. The majority of the video was shot on the Pepsi Max Big One and around the park, and some scenes are shot on the Promenade showing the Illuminations in 1994.

It was the first (and hitherto only) single by the group to reach #1 in the UK Singles Chart. It spent four weeks at the top and fourteen weeks in the Top 40. The track also reached #1 in Ireland and made the Top 10 in Italy, Austria and The Netherlands amongst other places....


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