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And the award for most un-'80s band name of the decade goes to...



I personally loved the medley era of the early '80s when songs like The Beatles Medley and Hooked On Classics were commonplace on the charts. After a few years that trend faded away only for one last attempt at the end of the decade with Jive Bunny and the Mixmasters and there retro hit That's What I Like.

In the mid-'80s, a group of English DJ's got together to form Jive Bunny and the Mixmasters and in 1989 they had three(!) number on hits in the U.K. with their remix medleys for the songs Swing The Mood, Let's Party and today's That's What I LikeSwing The Mood reached No. 11 in the U.S. but That's What I Like only made it to No. 69 here in the states.

The video formula for Jive Bunny and the Mixmasters included taking old footage and inserting their carton mascot - the Jive Bunny - in the videos. That's What I Like samples eleven different songs that you probably could name if quizzed.  For those playing at home, the answer sheet to the song playlist begins with the Hawaii 5-0 Theme before heading into The Twist, Let's Dance, Wipe Out, Great Balls Of Fire, Johnny B. Goode, Good Golly Miss Molly, Summertime Blues, Razzle Dazzle, Runaround Sue and finally Chantilly Lace.

Though nothing has appeared since 2010 under the name Jive Bunny, the company that formed Jive Bunny, Mastermix DJ Service, is still around and still makes mixes for your clubs and individual sales.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:13pm]


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