Pop Muzik (3:21)

Cover of Pop Muzik: The Very Best of M

From Pop Muzik: The Very Best of M and 146 other releases

“Pop Muzik” is a 1979 hit song performed by the British band M, fronted by Robin Scott.

Robin Scott describes the genesis of “Pop Muzik” this way:
I was looking to make a fusion of various styles which somehow would summarize the last 25 years of pop music. It was a deliberate point I was trying to make. Whereas rock and roll had created a generation gap, disco was bringing people together on an enormous scale. That’s why I really wanted to make a simple, bland statement, which was, ‘All we’re talking about basically (is) pop music.

The single was released in the UK first, peaking at number 2 on May 12, 1979, unable to break Art Garfunkel’s 6 week stint at number 1 with “Bright Eyes”. In August of that same year, it was released in America, where it eventually climbed all the way to number one on November 3.

Along with Scott, other musicians who played on the track were his brother Julian Scott (on bass), then unknown keyboardist Wally Badarou, Canadian synthesizer programmer John Lewis (who died of AIDS in 1985) and Brigit Novik, the backing vocalist.

The single was bolstered by a promotional video that was well received in its day; the clip featured Scott as a DJ singing into a microphone from behind an exaggerated turntable setup, at times flanked by two women who sang and danced in a robotic manner. One of the sight gags in the video depicted a rather plain-looking woman actually recording the backup vocals, which are then mimed by the female models, something that seems to foreshadow a number of incidents that occurred much later in the music industry with groups such as Milli Vanilli, C&C Music Factory, and Black Box.

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  • juansebastianpj

    simple y ganchera.

    22 Mar 11:16pm Reply
  • blueskyfrank

    Allways liked this song!

    4 Mar 2:33pm Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Funny :)

    10 Mar 2014 Reply
  • collins76

    shite

    28 Jan 2014 Reply
  • rebeccatracy

    GAGA U SNEAK

    15 Apr 2013 Reply
  • jetgar

    GREAT TRACK....THANKS SILVERSURFER !!!

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • silversurfer250

    Have you ever tried to Shooby Dooby Doo Wap?

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • almo2001

    Still great. Loved it as a kid, still love it. Ahead of its time, actually.

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
  • KunstMachtSinn

    Das macht einfach Laune - seit Jahrzehnten ;-)

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • MsMSippi

    Pop, Pop, Pop Muzik..... I luv it!!

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Charts24FM

    Der kürzeste Namen einer Gruppe M mit den OneHitwonder Pop muzik eines der letzten Disco Titel Anfang der 80s in der Disco Ära

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • msippigirl

    "M" mmm, "Pop Muzik" bees goooood Pop music!! :)

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • PurplePostRock

    Hahahaha! Pourquoi dois-je comme ca??

    17 Feb 2012 Reply
  • robby7fan

    I've always liked this song. One of my favorites when it the song came out.

    17 Dec 2011 Reply
  • machsen

    1979, Pownall Arms Hotel, Bramhall

    16 Nov 2011 Reply
  • kikikirsche

    (◉◞౪◟◉ )

    18 Oct 2011 Reply
  • johnny70s

    This is a really difficult post for me, rather than post to all my friends. The truth is i don't have long to live, the end of September is optimistic. however, i'm not going to be down, i will continue to enjoy last f.m and my pals. please don't be sad for me, i'm going to be happy till the big fella calls me, love to you all

    18 Jun 2011 Reply
  • chatterbabe

    awsomeeeeeeeeeeeeeee song

    21 May 2011 Reply
  • AUFrechterGang

    It's a brilliant Pop Song. Has to be forever!

    18 May 2011 Reply
  • boscopud

    "Forget about the rat race. Let's do the milkshake, sellin' like a hotcake. Try some buy some fee-fi-fo-fum" ........ THANKS BRIAN! Yeah! Me too Michelle! :-D................. "Shoobie doobie do wop. Infiltrate it. Pop pop shoo wop. Activate it"

    3 May 2011 Reply
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