|"Juke Box Jive"|
|Single by The Rubettes|
|from the album We Can Do It|
|Songwriter(s)||Wayne Bickerton, Tony Waddington|
|The Rubettes singles chronology|
"Juke Box Jive", by English band The Rubettes, was the lead single from their second album We Can Do It. As with their two previous singles, it was written by the songwriting team of Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington and produced by Bickerton. The single reached number 3 in the UK charts.
"Juke Box Jive" was one of the four demonstration recordings recorded by session musicians and singers in October 1973 which led to the formation of the Rubettes - the others being "Sugar Baby Love", "Tonight" and "Sugar Candy Kisses" (which became a hit for Mac and Katie Kissoon).
The UK single featured non album-track "When You're Falling In Love" as the b-side, while other markets featured "Forever" (from the band's debut album Wear It's 'At ) as the b-side.
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||46|
|United Kingdom (Official Charts Company)||3|
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