Paddy's Revenge

Album: Single Release Only (2008)
Charted: 17

Songfacts®:

  • This is based on the song "Music For A Found Harmonium," which was originally written by Simon Jeffes for the jazz collective Penguin Café Orchestra's 1984 album Broadcasting From Home. Apparently Jeffes composed the track on a harmonium he found abandoned on a Tokyo street. The version this song is based on was by Irish Band Patrick Street, who made it into a rollicking Irish reel. It originally featured on their 1989 album 3 Irish Times 3 and the track went on to be featured in a number of movie trailers and television commercials.
  • Steve Mac (real name Steve McCutcheon) is one of the most successful British producers and songwriters of the last 20 years, having credits on over 40 #1 singles and albums for artists such as Westlife, Gareth Gates and Leona Lewis. This marriage of a traditional Irish reel with techno beats was his first solo release though in the early 1990s he had a number of hits as a member of the house act Nomad and the pop/dance trio Undercover.
  • This song prompted a craze with people dancing to the song in the most unlikely of public places and uploading the resulting videos to YouTube.

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