THE HOUSEMARTINS Scored A No 1 Hit In The UK With A Capella Version Of ‘CARAVAN OF LOVE’ 33 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

20 December 2019

Band: The Housemartins (1983-1988)
Who: An English pop band from Hull featuring
Norman Cook aka the later famous DJ Fatboy Slim
Song: An a cappella version of Caravan Of Love, a song originally
released by Isley-Jasper-Isley, half of the Ilsey Brothers in 1985
Chart: The single hit the top spot of the UK Singles Chart on
20 December 1986, 33 years ago. It was only the second No 1
a cappela song after The Flying Pickets‘ Only You in 1984

Here’s the original clip…


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