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Elvis Costello and the Attractions covered the song in for the album Get Happy!! Costello's version was drastically rearranged from the I Cant Stand Up For Falling Down - Various - New Wave Heroes , turning it from a slow soul ballad into an uptempo Northern soul -style dance track. It was one 5.
Allegro - Georg Philipp Telemann, Austrian Tonkuenstler Orchestra, Vienna*, Dietfried Bernet - Mu three singles taken from the album in the UK. It was supposed to be released on the 2 Tone Records label in the UK, but even though copies were pressed, contractual difficulties eventually halted its release on that label. The single was eventually released on F-Beat Recordswhich was the charted release.
The Elvis Costello version of the song was a commercial hit in the UK, reaching number four on the charts over a stay of eight weeks. A music video for the song was released infeaturing Costello and the Attractions attempting to dance using Motown steps.
Costello later said of the video, "We went to one of those proper dance studios with the mirror on the wall and the choreographer was trying to teach us basic Motown backing singer steps. I was drinking and said, 'Well… the lead singer doesn't usually do the moves,' so I did a few steps and left it to the Attractions to do it all. The idea behind those early videos was to make comical little films.
Our promo man, Spanner, gently persuaded me to don a pantomime harness so I could be hoisted up on a wire and down again, right on cue with the title line from the chorus. Two things stood in the way. One was the holes the hooks of the harness would have to punch in my favorite thrift-store trousers, and the other was my fear of heights.
A trip to the BBC club took care of the latter: by the time I returned to perform, I wouldn't have cared if I'd been asked to wear harem pants or Bermuda shorts. I was a rubber man, so when the harness returned me to earth, my Soldier Blue - The Cult - Sonic Temple buckled under I Cant Stand Up For Falling Down - Various - New Wave Heroes.
I suspect that the cameraman was already doubled up with laughter, as he completely bungled the shot. InJon Stevens covered the song for his album, Testify! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rate Your Music. Retrieved 9 May London: Guinness World Records Limited. Official Charts. Retrieved 17 February Retrieved 12 January The Guardian.