No Good (Start The Dance)

UK chart position: 4
May 16th 1994, 12” XL-Recordings XLT-51
May 16th 1994, Cassette single XL-Recordings XLC-51
May 16th 1994, XL-Recordings XLS-51CD
1996, Dancepool 66285 2 (Also knon as Australian Tour EP)
Other versions
 
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"No Good (Start the Dance)" by The Prodigy was released as their seventh single on 16 May 1994. It was the second single from the album Music for the Jilted Generation. The single peaked at number four in the UK and number seven in Norway. The No Good single sold over 235 000 copies in the UK during 1994.

The original sample "You're no good for me, I don't need nobody" is by Kelly Charles and comes from the single "You're No Good For Me" (1987, London Records LONX153). Liam Howlett had doubts whether to use the sample because he thought it was too pop for his taste.

It is possible the track was influenced by Hithouse's single "Jack to the Sound of the Underground" (1988), which itself was the first dance track to sample Kelly Charles.

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