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Some Like It Hot
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single by The Power Station
B-side "The Heat Is On"
Released 4 March 1985
Recorded 1984
Format 7", 12"
Genre Dance rock, new wave
Length 3:43 (7")
5:05 (LP version)
Label Capitol, EMI, Parlophone
Writer(s) Palmer, Taylor, Taylor
Producer Bernard Edwards
The Power Station

"Some Like It Hot" is the first single by The Power Station, released from their debut album The Power Station by Capitol-EMI-Parlophone on 4 March 1985.

About the songEdit

The song was performed by The Power Station, a group formed in 1985 by Robert Palmer, Andy Taylor, John Taylor and Tony Thompson. The group featured members of Duran Duran during a break in that band's schedule.

This was the band's biggest hit, peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

The song has featured on many compilation albums, and can also be found on Robert Palmer's greatest hits collection Addictions. It was performed live with Palmer only once, on Saturday Night Live, in 1985.

On his 1986 world tour, Palmer often performed a re-worked version of the song during the show. Recordings of this tour (in support of Riptide) are scarce, but one such concert was radio-simulcast for the Westwood One Radio Networks and can be found as a bootleg. It was played live by the reunited The Power Station with Palmer in 1997, although John Taylor was absent.

The song was performed by Duran Duran on The Strange Behaviour Tour in 1987, alongside Arcadia's "Election Day" as a mini "spin off band showcase" known as "Maximum Big Surprise" on various bootlegs.

"Some Like It Hot" was featured in the 1985 movie National Lampoon's European Vacation, during the scene when Rusty daydreams he is a hotshot at a dance club.

Music videoEdit

The video was directed by Peter Heath and produced by Fred Potter. It features the transgender James Bond model Caroline Cossey (aka Tula).

Tracklisting Edit

7": Parlophone / R 6091 (UK)

  1. "Some Like It Hot" - 3:45
  2. "The Heat Is On" - 3:20

12": Parlophone / 12 R 6091 (UK)

  1. "Some Like It Hot And The Heat Is On" - 6:36
  2. "Some Like It Hot" - 3:45
  3. "The Heat Is On" - 3:20
  • also released as a 12" picture disc (12RP 6091)

Other appearancesEdit

Albums:

Films and TV:

Videos:

Cover versionsEdit

In 2009, the band Chin Chin released a cover version on Definitive Jux Records.

PersonnelEdit

The Power Station are:

LyricsEdit

We want to multiply, are you gonna do it?
I know you're qualified, are you gonna do it?
Don't be so circumscribed, are you gonna do it?
Just get yourself untied, are you gonna do it?

Feel the heat, pushing you to decide
Feel the heat, burning you up, ready or not

Some like it hot and some sweat when the heat is on
Some feel the heat and decide that they can't go on
Some like it hot, but you can't tell how hot 'til you try
Some like it hot, so let's turn up the heat 'til we fry

The girl is at your side, are you gonna do it?
She wants to be your bride, are you gonna do it?
She wants to multiply, are you gonna do it?
I know you won't be satisfied until you do it

Feel the heat, pushing you to decide
Feel the heat, burning you up, ready or not

Some like it hot and some sweat when the heat is on
Some feel the heat and decide that they can't go on
Some like it hot, but you can't tell how hot 'til you try
Some like it hot, so let's turn up the heat 'til we fry

Feel the heat, pushing you to decide
Feel the heat, burning you up, ready or not

Some like it hot and some sweat when the heat is on
Some feel the heat and decide that they can't go on
Some like it hot, but you can't tell how hot 'til you try
Some like it hot, so let's turn up the heat 'til we fry

Some like it hot, some like it hot
Some like it hot, some like it hot
Some like it hot, some like it hot
Some like it hot, some like it hot

See alsoEdit

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