Turn Around

Phats & Small

About Turn Around

"Turn Around" is a song by British dance duo Phats & Small. The song samples vocals, primarily from the first verse, of Toney Lee's "Reach Up" and Change's "The Glow of Love". It was released on 29 March 1999 and reached number two on the UK Singles Chart.


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What's wrong with you? 
You're looking kinda down to me-e 

'Cause thing's ain't getting over 
Listen to what i say 

Got to turn around 
Got to turn around 

Got to turn around 
Got to turn around

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Phats & Small

Phats & Small are a dance music duo from the UK. The duo consists of Jason "Phats" Hayward and Russell Small, they are best known for their single "Turn Around", a re-recording of which became an international hit in 1999. more »

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Written by: Toney Lee, Eric Matthew, Mauro Malavasi, Davide Romani, Wayne K. Garfield

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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11 facts about this song

Release Date
"Turn Around" by Phats & Small was released in 1999.
The song falls under the genre of House music. It has elements of disco and dance-pop.
Charts Success
Upon its release, the song was a major success. It peaked at number two in UK Singles Chart and number one in Scotland.
International Success
The song made it to the top 10 in several other international charts including those of Ireland, Denmark, Netherlands, and Finland.
Sampled Music
"Turn Around" notably contains a sample from "Reach Up", a song from the 1980s by Toney Lee, and “The Glow of Love”, a song by Change.
The official video for the song features the dancing moves of the duo Phats & Small, adding a fresh and funky vibe that complemented the song.
Due to its solid reputation, "Turn Around" has been relaunched and remixed numerous times. Notable remixes have been done by artists like Hey Negrita and Norman Cook.
It was awarded a silver certification from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) after selling over 200,000 copies in the UK.
Artists Background
Phats & Small are a British dance music duo, consisting of Jason "Phats" Hayward and Russell Small. They gained fame in the late '90s and early '00s with "Turn Around" being one of their biggest hits.
"Turn Around" continues to be a popular anthem in dance clubs and music festivals worldwide.
Song's Length
The original mix of "Turn Around" has a duration of 6:53 minutes. Some of the remixes vary in length.

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