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The Swingers - Counting The Beat
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The Swingers - Counting The Beat

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Very smart clean vinyl (Promotional Use Only- Not for Sale printed on label) housed in plain cardboard sleeve.

"Counting the Beat" is a single by New Zealand rock band The Swingers released in 1981 from their album Practical Jokers (released in the USA as Counting the Beat).

The single was performed by The Swingers; the group's frontman Phil Judd was previously a member of Split Enz. Although the band had several hit songs in New Zealand, "Counting the Beat" was their only major chart success in Australia and they are considered a one hit wonder in that country. The song is well known for its catchy beat and memorable music video.

There were long delays in the release of the song: while recorded in August 1980, the final mix was not ready until November, and the decision then made by Mushroom to not release the song until after Christmas.[1] On its eventual release in February, the song was an immediate hit, reaching #1 in Australia on 2 March 1981 and in New Zealand that May (where it spent 9 weeks in the top two).[2] The song was the number one charting song of 1981 in Australia according to the Kent Music Report end of year chart. As of July 1997 it had sold over 100,000 copies in Australia.[1]


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Parameters of Product: Second Hand Record
Record Label Backstreet Records (1982)
Record Origin USA
Condition Generic / VG+
Format LP

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