Loadsamoney

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"Loadsamoney (Doin' Up the House)"
Harry Enfield - Loadsamoney cover art.jpg
Single by Harry Enfield
B-side"The B Side"
Released25 April 1988 (1988-04-25)
Recorded
  • 1987 at Guerrilla Studios
  • (London, England)
Genre
Length3:49
LabelMercury
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • The Guerrilla Boyz
  • Krunch Groove

"Loadsamoney (Doin' Up the House)" is a novelty song by the English comedian Harry Enfield. It was released as a single on 25 April 1988 through Mercury Records, peaking at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] The song contains a brief sample of the ABBA song “Money, Money, Money,” as well as the song "Money, Money" from the 1972 film Cabaret, performed by Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey.

Background[edit]

The Loadsamoney character was created in reaction to the policies of the Thatcher government of the day. The song also spawned a sold-out live tour.[2] In May 1988, Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock used the term loadsamoney to criticise the policies of the Conservative government and journalists began to refer to the "loadsamoney mentality" and the "loadsamoney economy".[3]

Track listing[edit]

7" vinyl[edit]

Side A
No.TitleLength
1."Loadsamoney (Doin' Up the House)"3:49
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."The B-Side"3:57

12" vinyl[edit]

  • Mercury — DOSH 112[5]
Side A
No.TitleLength
1."Loadsamoney (Doin' Up the House)" (The Turbo Nutter Mix)6:58
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Loadsamoney (Doin' Up the House)"3:49
2."The B-Side"3:57

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
UK Singles (OCC)[6] 4

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue no.
 United Kingdom 11 January 1988 Mercury 12" DOSH 112[5]
25 April 1988 7" DOSH 1[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A. Biressi, H. Nunn Class and Contemporary British Culture 1137314133 - 2013 The 1988 musical parody 'Loadsamoney: Doin' Up The House' became a hit single and featured in a successful live tour. In the video Loadsamoney is seen mocking the hapless poor, middle-class people in suits, operagoers, politicians and the oldstyle, outmoded 'pay packet' flatcap working class (who were represented in black and white film to signal their ...
  2. ^ Biressi, Anita; Nunn, Heather (2013). Class and Contemporary British Culture. London: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 32–37. ISBN 9780230240568.
  3. ^ The Cambridge Encyclopedia of The English Language. Ed. David Crystal. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. p. 133. ISBN 0521401798
  4. ^ a b "Harry Enfield – Loadsamoney (Doin' Up The House) (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Harry Enfield – Loadsamoney (Doin' Up The House) (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 November 2015.

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