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"Hooked on Hooks" is a 1982 song by the Australian band Skyhooks. It is a megamix of seven of their greatest hits. It peaked at number 21 in Australia.[1]

"Hooked on Hooks"
Skyhooks Hooked on Hooks.jpg
Single by Skyhooks
B-side"Smut"
ReleasedDecember 1982
GenreGlam rock
Length4:53
LabelMushroom Records
Songwriter(s)Greg Macainsh
Skyhooks singles chronology
"White Skin Black Sheets"
(1980)
"Hooked on Hooks"
(1982)
"Jukebox in Siberia"
(1990)

“Hooked on Hooks” is made up of the songs: "Horror Movie", "Ego (Is Not A Dirty Word)", "This Is My City", "Living in The 70's", "You Just Like Me 'Cos I'm Good in Bed", "Women in Uniform" and "Million Dollar Riff".[2]

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BackgroundEdit

In 1980, Skyhooks had released their fifth and final studio album, ‘’Hot for the Orient’’ which became their first album to miss the top ten, peaking at number 32 and split later that year. The band's songs continued to receive airplay and 2 years later, their record label Mushroom Records decided to ‘test the water’ by releasing a megamix of their songs, titled “Hooked on Hooks”. It became a radio hit which led to additional album compilation releases and a tour that took place in 1983.[3]

Track listingEdit

Vinyl / 12”

Side A: "Hooked On Hooks" (Extended Version) (6:20)
Side B1: "Hooked On Hooks" (Instrumental) (6:12)
Side B2: "Smut" (5:18)

7”

Side A: "Hooked on Hooks" (4:53)
Side B: "Smut" (5:18)

CreditsEdit

  • Engineer, Producer – John French
  • Original Producers – Eddie Leonetti, Ross Wilson
  • Producer, Recorded– John Courtney
  • Recorded At – T.C.S. Studios

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. NOTE: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
  2. ^ "Hooked on Hooks: Skyhooks". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Skyhooks: A History". Retrieved 18 November 2015.