Spin Spin Sugar

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About Spin Spin Sugar

"Spin Spin Sugar" is a single released by Sneaker Pimps from their debut album Becoming X. The album version is in true Sneaker Pimps style and format. There is a driving bass line produced by a synthesizer keyboard. As the bass drives, there is a second synth loop playing above. The track continues for approximately 3 minutes and 31 seconds, and sampled Luciano Berio's 'Visage' (1961) in the portion featuring a woman crying and speaking in a foreign dialect. The song was featured in The Girl Next Door soundtrack in its radio edit form. A music video was made for the radio edit version and features the bandmates in what appears to be a highly colorized motel room, with many references to the film Psycho. "Spin Spin Sugar" was further popularized in a speed garage remix by Armand Van Helden, which is sometimes credited with breaking speed garage into the mainstream for the first time. The remix appears in Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. Redbull.com included the remix in their "Honorable mentions" list of "underground UK garage classics that still sound fresh today". 


Year:
1996
4:20
260 
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SPIN SPIN SUGAR

I'm everyone - I feel used,
I'm everyone - I need you,
I'm everyone - hang your label on me,
I'm everyone - Paint it black and white and easy,
I'm everyone - Sticks in me,
I'm everyone - Sticks with me,
I want perfection - I'm real need,
I've seen attention - See through me,
Call on me - Spin spin sugar
Crawl on me - Spin spin sugar
Stinks on me - Spin spin sugar
Twists for me - Spin spin sugar

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Sneaker Pimps

Sneaker Pimps was a British trip-hop band formed in Hartlepool, England in 1994. They are best known for their first album Becoming X (released in 1996) and particularly the singles "6 Underground", "Spin Spin Sugar", and "Tesko Suicide" from the same album. They took their name from an article the Beastie Boys published in their Grand Royal magazine about a man they hired to track down classic sneakers. more »

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Written by: CHRIS CORNER, IAN PICKERING, LIAM COVERDALE-HOWE

Lyrics © DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY, Universal Music Publishing Group

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11 facts about this song

Album Classification
"Spin Spin Sugar" is a track from Sneaker Pimps' debut album "Becoming X", which was released in 1996.
Genre
The song is considered a blend of trip-hop and electronica, genres that were highly popular in the 1990's UK underground music scene.
Reception
"Spin Spin Sugar" has been praised for its melodic contrasts, eerie atmosphere and innovative sound design, characteristic of the band's early style.
Chart Performance
Although not reaching the top of the charts in the UK or US upon its initial release, the song has grown in popularity, with its Armand Van Helden remix reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1998.
Lyrical Content
The lyrics, written primarily by band members Chris Corner and Liam Howe, offer an abstract take on themes of addiction - the 'spin' in the title may refer to a disorientating, euphoric state.
Music Video
The music video for "Spin Spin Sugar", directed by Dawn Shadforth, features surreal and symbolic imagery, including band members performing inside a silver room filled with spinning objects.
Cover Versions
Various artists have covered "Spin Spin Sugar", demonstrating its lasting impact, including industrial rock band Marilyn Manson who covered it for the "Spawn" movie soundtrack.
Sampling
The song has been sampled by other artists as well, extending its influence beyond the trip-hop and electronica genres.
Vocalist
Kelli Dayton (also known as Kelli Ali), the band's original vocalist, sang "Spin Spin Sugar".
Band Name Inspiration
The band's name, Sneaker Pimps, was inspired by an article the Beastie Boys published about a man they hired to track down classic sneakers.
Legacy
Despite not having a considerably high chart ranking, "Spin Spin Sugar" continues to be one of Sneaker Pimps' most recognizable and iconic tracks.

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