Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers

Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers anticipated the megamix boom of the mid-to-late '90s, assembling a seemingly endless series of dancefloor-friendly medleys of pop oldies. The brainchild of British producers John Pickles and Ian Morgan, Jive Bunny came out of nowhere in 1989 to top the UK charts with their debut single "Swing the Mood"; when the follow-ups "That's What I Like" and "Let's Party" both reached number one as well, the duo became only the third act in history (behind Gerry & the Pacemakers and Frankie Goes to Hollywood) to score chart-topping singles with each of their first three releases. Jive Bunny--The Album appeared in 1989 as well; subsequent singles including "That Sounds Good" and "Can Can You Party" reached the British Top Ten, but the group's stay in the limelight was brief and 1990's It's Party Time failed to repeat the commercial impact of its predecessor. Still, new Jive Bunny collections continued appearing throughout the decade, among them Havin' a Party, Beach Party, Jive Bunny Christmas, and Biggest Party on the Planet. In fall 2000, the seasonal effort Spectacular Christmas Party and Hits of the Year were released. ~ Jason Ankeny

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