Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Funky Worm

The Funky Worm was a British dance music group formed by record producer Mark Brydon and consisted of singer Julie Stewart, DJs Parrot & Ping Pong (born Carl Munson) and saxophonist Sim Lister. The group took their name from the Ohio Players' hit song "Funky Worm."
In 1988, they released their first single "Hustle! (To the Music)" peaked at #13 on the U.K. Singles chart, #24 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart and topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart for a week in December of that same year.
The group's second single "The Spell! (Get Down With the Genie)" peaked at #61 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The last single "U + Me= Love" managed to peak at #46 on the U.K. Singles chart. After that, it seemed as if the Funky Worm faded into obscurity.

Julie Stewart later became an actress and in 1995, Mark Brydon formed a music duo called Moloko. As for the other members, it's unknown what they are up to today.

To see the music video for "Hustle! (To the Music)," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6qBh6pij3Y

To see a fan-made video for "The Spell," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL6sOJGA2Vs

To see the music video for "U + Me= Love," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujVBUZpzMow

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