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"Turn Around and Count 2 Ten" is the lead single by British band Dead or Alive from their fourth studio album Nude. Despite that its UK Singles Chart success was limited to the top 100 (#70 peak), the song reached number two in the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart as well as being number one for 17 weeks in Japan.

With this song would mark as the last song Mike Percy and Tim Lever would be involved in before leaving the band in 1989.

The song was originally released on multiple formats; 7" single, 12" single, CD picture disc, 3" CD single and Cassette single.

"Turn Around" also made an appearance on the bands 2nd remix album, Nude: Remade Remodelled, in the form of another remix.

In 2000, the song was again remixed for the album Fragile. A promo CD was released in Japan including an exclusive promo edit of Turn Around 2000 along with the other songs from the album that were remixed. "Turn Around and Count to Ten 2000".

Track listing[]

UK 7" Single - 1988, Epic (BURNS 4):[]

  1. Turn Around and Count 2 Ten (7" Version) 4:49
  2. Something In My House (Instru-MENTAL Mix) 3:28
The Japanese 3" CD single (10・8P-3037, Epic) and cassette single (05·6P-3037, Epic) have the same tracklist.[]

UK 12" Single - 1988, Epic (BURNS T4):[]

  1. Turn Around and Count 2 Ten (The Pearl and Dean "I Love" BPM Mix) 8:35
  2. Something In My House (Instru-MENTAL 12" Mix) 5:16

UK 12" Single - 1988, Epic (BURNS Q4):[]

  1. Turn Around and Count 2 Ten (The Pearl and Dean "I Had A Disco Dream" Mix) 7:10
  2. Something In My House 3:27
  3. Then There Was You 3:44
  4. Come Inside 4:29

UK Picture CD Single - 1988, Epic (BURNS C4):[]

  1. Turn Around and Count 2 Ten (7" Version) 4:49
  2. Something in My House (Instru-MENTAL Mix) 3:28
  3. Turn Around and Count 2 Ten (The Pearl and Dean "I Love" BPM Mix) 8:35
  4. Turn Around and Count 2 Ten" (Instru-MENTAL Mix) 3:00

Chart performance[]

Chart (1988) Peak Position
Australian Singles Chart 30
Japanese Singles Chart 1
U.K. Singles Chart 70
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs 2

Video[]

The video is about Pete Burns next to the band singing and dancing with a blue background with a yellow and red square in the center. You can see characters like a devil, two well-dressed twins, a man with a radio and a man imitating the character "Terminator" (famous saga of four films). Almost at the end of the video, you can see Pete removing his clothes and entering a tub with water and flowers.

In this video appears for last time Tim Lever and Mike Percy.

  • The original video lasts 7 minutes. It was released only in UK
  • In 1989, the music video for the 7 "version of the song was released, the video was shown in both the UK and US and Japan, including some deleted scenes from the original video.
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Dead Or Alive - Turn Around and Count 2 Ten

Dead_Or_Alive_-_Turn_Around_and_Count_2_Ten_(7''_Version_Video)

Dead Or Alive - Turn Around and Count 2 Ten (7'' Version Video)

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