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Curiosity Killed The Cat - Name And Number
"Name and Number" is a 1989 single by the British group Curiosity Killed the Cat. This song became popular in the UK, peaking at #14 on the UK Singles Chart.
"Name and Number" was widely sampled in the chorus of "Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)", a 1991 hit song by American hip hop group De La Soul. Little Mix's 2013 single "How Ya Doin?" is heavily based on it, with almost exactly the same chorus and only changing the verses.
It was recorded at Ridge Farm Studios just after Christmas 1988 and mixed at Rak Studios in January 1989. Along with the four band members, the session was augmented by Paul "Wix" Wickens - keyboards from Paul McCartney's band and Molly Duncan (ex-Average White Band) on saxophone. The song was produced and mixed by Glenn Skinner with engineering by Glenn Skinner, Ren Swan and Neil Brockbank.
Getahead is the second studio album by the British pop band, Curiosity Killed the Cat. The album reached number 29 in the UK, and contained the hit single "Name and Number".
Curiosity Killed the Cat was a British pop band that achieved success in the UK in the late 1980s, with hit singles such as "Down to Earth", "Misfit" and "Ordinary Day", from their No. 1 debut album, Keep Your Distance. This was followed by Getahead with the accompanying hit "Name and Number", that was recreated by De La Soul in "Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)".
In the early 1990s, the band's bassist left, and billed as 'Curiosity' they collaborated with Simon Cowell recording "Hang On in There Baby" on the album Back to Front.
I Curiosity Killed the Cat sono stati un gruppo musicale pop inglese formato nel 1984.
Il gruppo era formato da Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot alla voce, Julian Godfrey Brookhouse alla chitarra, Nick Thorp al basso e Migi Drummond alla batteria, proponeva uno stile che variava tra acid jazz, soul, funky e pop. È rimasto attivo fino al 1993, pubblicando tre album di studio, di cui uno postumo nel 1994.
Il nome del gruppo deriva da un motto popolare inglese (la curiosità uccise il gatto), che ha un significato paragonabile al proverbio italiano "tanto va la gatta al lardo, che ci lascia lo zampino".