05 September 2014

Down at the Kebab & Calculator

Suggs: 'You hum it... and I'll smash your face in'.

From the third episode of season one of the BBC's The Young Ones in 1982, it's Madness performing their 12th top 40 single, and their first and only UK chart-topper, House of Fun. The group would go on to rack up 30 UK chart entries, and the compilation album this single appeared on later in 1982, Complete Madness, was their first number one album in the UK. (Divine Madness, another best of, would also top the charts a decade later in 1992). Madness are still performing live - you can catch them at their House of Fun festival over a long weekend at Butlins Minehead in November.

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