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You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) (Dead or Alive)
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"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" is a song by British band Dead or Alive on their 1985 album Youthquake. The song was the first UK number-one hit by the Stock Aitken Waterman production trio. Released in November 1984, the record reached number one in March 1985, taking 17 weeks to get there. On the US Billboard Hot 100, it peaked at no. 11 in September of that year.

If I, I get to know your name
Well I could trace your private number, baby

All I know is that to me
You look like you're lots of fun
Open up your lovin' arms
I want some, want some

I've set my sights on you
(And no one else will do)
And I, I've got to have my way now, baby

All I know is that to me
You look like you're havin' fun
Open up your lovin' arms
Watch out, here I come

You spin me right 'round, baby
Right 'round like a record, baby
Right 'round, 'round, 'round
You spin me right 'round, baby
Right 'round like a record, baby
Right 'round, 'round, 'round

I, I got to be your friend now, baby
And I would like to move in just a little bit closer

All I know is that to me
You look like you're lots of fun
Open up your lovin' arms
Watch out, here I come

You spin me right 'round, baby
Right 'round like a record, baby
Right 'round, 'round, 'round
You spin me right 'round, baby
Right 'round like a record, baby
Right 'round, 'round, 'round

I want your love
I want your love

All I know is that to me
You look like you're lots of fun
Open up your lovin' arms
Watch out, here I come

You spin me right 'round, baby
Right 'round like a record, baby
Right 'round, 'round, 'round
You spin me right 'round, baby
Right 'round like a record, baby
Right 'round, 'round, 'round

You spin me right 'round, baby
Right 'round like a record, baby
Right 'round, 'round, 'round
You spin me right 'round, baby
Right 'round like a record, baby
Right 'round, 'round, 'round

You spin me right 'round, baby
Right 'round like a record, baby
Right 'round, 'round, 'round
You spin me right 'round, baby
Right 'round like a record, baby
Right 'round, 'round, 'round

You spin me right 'round, baby
Right 'round like a record, baby
Right 'round, 'round, 'round...








IF I GET TO KNOW YOUR NAME= If I find out your name.

TRACE= To discover or find our by searching the evidence.

PRIVATE NUMBER= Personal phone number.

YOU LOOK LIKE...= You seem to be...

OPEN UP= Open completely.

I'VE SET MY SIGHTS ON YOU= (lit: I have put my eyes on you, I have seen you) I have seen you and I liked you, so now I have choosen you and will try to get you.

I'VE GOT TO HAVE MY WAY= I have to do (with you) what I please.

WATCH OUT= Be careful.

SPIN= To turn or cause to turn around one's axis, just like the spinning of the earth causes the night and the day. If you spin my head around, you make me feel dizzy (in this case because of passion).

RIGHT= This word can emphasize place, time and movement by making the idea of the adverb stronger or more precise, so "right 'round" means something like "totally around" or "completely around".

'ROUND= Around.

RECORD= A vynil disk designed to be played on a phonograph or record-player to hear the music (before digital recordings appeared with CDs and such). see picture

I GOT TO BE= (coll.) I have to be, I must be.

 

 

Not much to say, really, it's all quite obvious: I like you and I want you, I don't care what you think of me, I'll have you. Sprinkled with some sexual innuendo. A message that today can instantly be connected with sexual harassment and stalking, but in those times it was simply a show of male confidence. Not that he looks very macho anyway, but oh well, it was the 80's and seeing was believing.

 
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