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M (disambiguation)Infobox musical artist
Name = M
Background = group_or_band
London, England, United Kingdom
Genre = New Wave
Years_active = 1979-1984
Label = Sire/Warner Bros. (US and Canada)
Robin Scott, Level 42
Brigit Vinchon Robin Scott
M is English singer
Robin Scott's briefly active musical collaboration in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They played new wave and commercial synthpop, and are most known for their 1979 hit " Pop Muzik", which reached #2 in the United Kingdomin May 1979 and #1 in the United Stateson November 3, 1979. Other members of M at one time or another included Mark Orchin, Mark King, Wally Badarou, and Phil Gould, who were later to become Level 42.
M had three other singles that achieved UK chart entry, "Moonlight and Muzak" (#33 in December 1979), "That's the Way the Money Goes" (#45 in March 1980) and "Official Secrets", which reached No. 64 in November 1980.
M released three studio albums throughout their carrer: "New York • London • Paris • Munich" in 1979, "The Official Secrets Act" in 1980, and "
Famous Last Words" in 1981. A fourth album, " Robin Scott with Shikisha", was recorded in 1984, but was not released until 1998.
David Bowieprovided hand claps on "Pop Muzik" Fact|date=September 2008.
- M's first single "Moderne Man" was later remixed with "Satisfy Your Lust", the B-side of "That's the Way the Money Goes", and appear as a medley on the album "New York • London • Paris • Munich". The original single releases appear on the 1997 CD re-release.
- A remixed version of "Pop Muzik" was played before each concert of
U2's PopMart tour.
* "New York • London • Paris • Munich" (1979)
* "The Official Secrets Act" (1980)
* "Famous Last Words" (1981)
Robin Scott with Shikisha" (1998, recorded in 1984)
'M' - The History" (2004)
Pop Muzik" (1979) UK #2, US #1
Moonlight and Muzak" (1979) UK #33
That's the Way the Money Goes" (1980) UK #45
Official Secrets" (1980) UK #64
* "Keep It to Yourself"
* "Danube" (Brigit Novik on vocals)
* "Eureka" (as
Crazy Zulu" (as Robin Scott)
Pop Muzik(1989 remix)" UK #15
Guinness Book of British Hit Singles" 7th Edition - 1988
* [http://www.robinscott.org/ Robin Scott's official website]
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