IAN DURY And THE BLOCKHEAD – Number One In UK On 27 January 1979…

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Legendary Cockney rock & poet roller IAN DURY (12 May 1942 – 27 March 2000) and his BLOCKHEADS scored their biggest hit with HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK, written by Dury and his musical band leader Chaz Jankel.

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The brilliant cracker took the top spot on the UK singles chart on 27 January 1979 (selling more than 1 million copies in the end) – 37 years ago today. It was already released on 23 November 1978 but the bloody Village People and their massive Y.M.C.A. hit, kept it from going to number one for a couple of weeks. Now let’s roll the classic video, move our hips and scream the chorus out loud…

In the deserts of Sudan and the gardens of Japan
From Milan to Yucatan, ev’ry woman, ev’ry man

Hit me your rhythm stick, hit me, hit me
Je t’adore, ich liebe dich, hit me, hit me, hit me
Hit me with your rhythm stick
Hit me slowly, hit me quick
Hit me, hit me, hit me

In the wilds of Borneo and the vineyards of Bordeaux
Eskimo, Arapaho, move their body to and fro

Hit me with your rhythm stick, hit me, hit me
Das ist gut, c’est fantastique, hit me, hit me, hit me
Hit me with your rhythm stick
It’s nice to be a lunatic
Hit me, hit me, hit me

Hit me, hit me, hit

In the dock of Tiger Bay, on the road to Mandalay
From Bombay to Santa Fй, o’er the hills and far away

Hit me with your rhythm stick, hit me, hit me
C’est si bon, mm? Ist es nicht? Hit me, hit me, hit me
Hit me with your rhythm stick
Two fat persons, click, click, click
Hit me, hit me, hit me
Hit me, hit me, hit me – hit me, hit me….

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IAN DURY: Biography – Discography

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