Produced By Stock Aitken Waterman

Robert of the Radish
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Most people in the United States haven't heard of Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW for short), but the trio is responsible for writing and producing over 100 UK top 40 hits with sales in excess of over 40 million records.

SAW's biggest success came in the 80s when they developed a synthesized dance sound that came to be known as hi-NRG. They would use drum machines and synthesizers to write the songs, and then use up-and-coming singers. The formula was a huge success and earned them the nickname "the hit factory".

Although many people hold them personally responsible for the very worst of 1980s pop music, they laughed all the way to the bank, pocketing over $100 million with their work.  Famous songs produced by Stock Aitken Waterman include "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" by Dead or Alive, "Venus" by Bananarama, "The Loco-Motion" by Kylie Minogue and "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley.

If you enjoyed these songs in the 80s, this playlist is for you.

Produced By Stock Aitken Waterman

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