Peak UK Chart Position: #3 in March 2003.

Entering the charts at number four on this day fourteen years ago were Danish duo Jesper “Junior” Mortensen and Jeppe “Senior” Laursen, whose previous band Ludo-X broke up in 1995, but went on to form Junior Senior in 1998. It took them until 2002 to find success when “Move Your Feet” was released first in Denmark, and then globally. Its best chart performance was in the UK where it twice peaked at number three, beating the number four placing in their home country. Subsequent singles included “Rhythm Bandits” and “Shake Your Coconuts”. They were to disband in 2008 when both members went on to solo work.

Quick facts:

  • In a particularly low-selling year, “Move Your Feet” was the sixteenth best-selling single, higher than many number ones and twos.
  • Track two on the cassette single in the UK was entitled “Chicks And Dicks”.
  • The song was accompanied by an animated music video by the art collective Shynola, using low-resolution pixel art produced using Deluxe Paint.
  • Laursen co-wrote and produced Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”, the title track from her second studio album.

The song managed five appearances on Top of the Pops – including the Christmas special – with this one being the first of them: a Ben Elton-hosted edition on March 7th 2003 which also included studio performances from Melanie C, George Michael, Röyksopp, and Christina Aguilera.

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