Jeans On

Album: David Dundas (1976)
Charted: 3 17

Songfacts®:

  • English musician and actor Lord David Dundas must be one of the classiest people ever to become a hitmaker. He is the son of the 3rd Marquess of Zetland, and was educated at Harrow before attending the Central School of Speech and Drama. Dundas is best known for this song, though his follow-up single, "Another Funny Honeymoon" was a medium-sized hit in the UK, reaching #29. His acting roles have included portraying Prince Edward in the 1975 TV series Churchill's People.
  • This song was written by David Dundas with help from Roger Greenaway. The noted English songwriter Greenaway is best known for his partnership with Roger Cook, which spawned such hits as The Fortunes' "You've Got Your Troubles," The Hollies' "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)" and The New Seekers' "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing."
  • The song was originally a jingle for Brutus Jeans. The popularity of the commercial eventually resulted in the song's release as a single. This had happened to Greenaway before - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" originally soundtracked a Coca-Cola commercial.
  • This was covered by Australian country singer Keith Urban on his 2002 album, Golden Road.
  • The song was sampled for Fatboy Slim's 1998 song "Sho Nuff." >>
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    Guy - New York, NY
  • David Dundas also had another huge money-spinner: He composed the original signature tune for TV station Channel 4. A four-note melody called "Fourscore," Dundas was said to have earned £3.50 ($5.00) every time it was played on the UK television channel.

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1977 {February 4th} David Dundas performed "Jeans On" on the NBC-TV late-night musical variety program, 'The Midnight Special'...
    At the time "Jeans On" was in it's second of two weeks at #17 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, that would also be it's peak position on the chart and it spent a total of twenty one weeks on Top 100...
    And on August 7th, 1976 it peaked at #3* {for three weeks} on the United Kingdom's Official Top 50 Singles chart...
    David Paul Nicholas Dundas will celebrate his 75th birthday in four months on June 2nd, 2020...
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the three weeks that "Jeans On" was at #3 in the UK, the #2 record for those three weeks was "A Little Bit More" by Dr. Hook and at #1 for those three weeks was "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John & Kiki Dee...
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandMisheard lyrics: "I pull my blue jeans on, I pull my aubergines on!"
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