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Fun Boy Three were a short-lived but successful English new wave pop band, active from 1981 to 1983 and formed by singers Terry Hall, Neville Staple and Lynval Golding after they left The Specials. The band enjoyed six UK Top 20 hits, including "The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)" and "Tunnel of Love" and created two albums of which the eponymous Fun Boy Three was the most successful. The follow-up album Waiting, produced by David Byrne, was well-received critically but did not sell as well. The trio's last UK hit was "Our Lips Are Sealed", co-written by Terry Hall and Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's, who had a U.S. hit with the song a year earlier. They then toured the United States and split afterwards. They were also credited with helping launch the career in 1982 of Bananarama, whom Hall first saw in The Face magazine. The three women provided credited chorus vocals on the hit "It Ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It)"; the Fun Boy Three later sang on the Bananarama song "Really Saying Something".

Links To Peel

Peel took interest in the group after they split from The Specials and played some of their songs on his radio shows between 1981 and 1982. A cover version of their 1983 hit Our Lips Are Sealed was recorded by Soup Dragons for their second Peel session.

Shows Played

Fun Boy Three. It Ain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)

Fun Boy Three. It Ain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It).

1981
1982
1982

Top Of The Pops

Cover Versions

(The list below was compiled only from the Cover Versions page of this site. Please add more information if known.)

Performing Artist | Song | First Known Play

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