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'Racey' were a British pop group formed in 1976. They were signed by producer Mickie Most after a pub gig in Weston-super-Mare. The quartet achieved three Top 20 hits in the UK in the late 1970s and early 1980s: "Lay Your Love on Me", "Some Girls", and a cover of Dion's "Runaround Sue".
Written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn, "Some Girls" was released as the follow-up to [their] debut hit "Lay Your Love on Me". The song was originally written for 'Blondie', who Mike Chapman also produced. When 'Blondie' turned it down, Chapman and Chinn gave it to 'Racey' instead.
The song was included on [their] debut album "Smash and Grab". Another track, "Kitty", was an international hit in 1981 for Toni Basil when she reworked it into "Mickey".
The band formally split in 1985. 'Racey' singer Richard Gower went on to become a songwriter for 'Hot Chocolate' ("I Gave You My Heart (Didn't I)") and 'Suzi Quatro' ("Tonight I Could Fall in Love").
A big hit for 'Racey' in Britain and Ireland (it reached No. 2 in both countries), it was even bigger in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, where it topped all their respective singles charts.
1979 - RAK Records - United Kingdom - From the album "Smash and Grab".
Posted: 24th September 2019