THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
754-Coldcut featuring Yazz and the Plastic Population-Doctorin’ the House.
1988-Number 6 single.
Best Bit-At 0.45.’Ooh’ Matron.
Coldcut were formed in 1986 by the duo of Matt Black, and Jonathan More, they are credited as pioneers of ‘Pop Sampling’ in the 1980’s, for their innovative use of mixing Hip-Hop, Soul, and Funk, etc, with spoken word from film, and television. The duo’s first release ‘Say Kids What Time Is It?’ released in January 1987 mixed the ‘Jungle Books’ ‘King of the Swingers,’ with the break from James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer,’ and is considered to be the first UK record built entirely on samples.Artists such as The Chemical Brothers, and Fatboy Slim, have cited Coldcut as inspiration in the development of the ‘Big Beat’ genre.In October 1987 Coldcut were asked to remix Eric B & Rakim’s ‘Paid in Full,’it is said to have ‘laid the groundwork for Hip-Hop’s entry in to the UK mainstream'(see also best songs 856.)
‘Doctorin’ the House’ features the vocals of Yazz, who was born Yasmin Evans on May 19th, 1960, in Shepherd’s Bush, England, she is credited as one of the songs writers. In July 1988 the Coldcut produced ‘The Only Way is Up,’ performed by Yazz, spent five weeks at Number 1 in the UK, becoming the second best selling song of that year. Coldcut are also responsible for providing Lisa Stansfield with her first chart hit, when ‘People Hold On,’ reached Number 11 in 1989.
‘Say kids what time is it? It’s time for house’.