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A Los Angeles-based power pop clothing formed by Paul Collins (ex-Nerves), the Defeat recorded its self-titled debut LP after putting your signature on to Columbia Information in 1979. Despite great reviews plus some local success, the record didn’t make much influence. Another attempt, 1982’s THE YOUNGSTERS Will be the Same (this time around acknowledged to Paul Collins’ Defeat), also failed and successfully split up the music group. However, Collins came back the following season using a harder-rocking lineup including Patti Smith Group drummer Jay Dee Daugherty. Their EP, To Defeat or Never to Defeat, was again overlooked; it became the band’s last documenting. While it appeared that this Beat’s only state to fame will be forcing the (British) Defeat to improve its name within the U.S., their albums are actually seen as traditional types of power pop. Paul Collins came back to a single career in to the ’90s, putting your signature on to Wagon Steering wheel Records.

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Full Name The Beat
Music Songs Mirror in the Bathroom, Save It for Later, Tears of a Clown, I Confess, Too Nice To Talk To, Stand Down Margaret, Twist & Crawl, Can't Get Used to Losing You, Hands Off . . . She's Mine, Ranking Full Stop, March of the Swivelheads, Sole Salvation, Doors of Your Heart, Whine & Grine / Stand Down Margaret, End of the Party, Click Click, All Out To Get You, Rotating Head, Rough Rider, Ackee 1 2 3, Noise in This World, Best Friend, Big Shot, Spar Wid Me, Monkey Murders, Sugar & Stress, Pato and Roger a Go Talk, She's Going, What's Your Best Thing?, Psychedelic Rockers, The Limits We Set, Dream Home In New Zealand
Albums I Just Can't Stop It, Special Beat Service, Wha'ppen?, The Complete Beat, What Is Beat?, Beat This! The Best of the Beat, Daydreams at Nighttime, Live in London, The Beat Goes On, Keep the Beat: The Very Best of the English Beat, Live At The US Festival '82 & '83 (Live From San Bernardino/1982)


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 performer: "Save It For Later" - as The English Beat
Transparent 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Regular Show: The Movie 2015 TV Movie performer: "March of the Swivelheads" / writer: "March of the Swivelheads"
Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots 2015 Short performer: "March of the Swivelheads" / writer: "March of the Swivelheads"
Waterloo Road 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Pirates! Band of Misfits 2012 performer: "Ranking Full Stop"
Hot Tub Time Machine 2010 performer: "Save It for Later" - as The English Beat
Dead Man Running 2009 performer: "Twist And Crawl"
Funny People 2009 performer: "Save It for Later" - as The English Beat
RocknRolla 2008 performer: "Mirror in the Bathroom"
Ashes to Ashes TV Series 1 episode, 2008 performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Mama's Boy 2007 performer: "Hands Off She's Mine" - as The English Beat
The Lather Effect 2006 performer: "Mirror in the Bathroom", "I Confess" - as The English Beat
50 First Dates 2004 performer: "Hands Off She's Mine"
Big Daddy 1999 writer: "Save It for Later"
Since You've Been Gone 1998 TV Movie performer: "Save It For Later"
Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 performer: "Mirror in the Bathroom", "Doors of Your Heart" - as The English Beat
Kingpin 1996 performer: "Save It For Later"
Crossing Delancey 1988 performer: "SHE'S GOING" - as The English Beat / writer: "SHE'S GOING" - as The English Beat
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 performer: "March Of The Swivelheads" - as The English Beat / writer: "March Of The Swivelheads" - as The English Beat
Dead Head 1986 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
The US Festival 1983 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 14 episodes, 1979 - 1981 writer - 5 episodes, 1980 - 1981
Dance Craze 1981 Documentary arranger: "Rough Rider" - uncredited / performer: "Ranking Full Stop", "Big Shot", "Rough Rider", "Twist and Crawl", "Mirror in the Bathroom" - uncredited / writer: "Ranking Full Stop", "Big Shot", "Twist and Crawl", "Mirror in the Bathroom" - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Beat: Save It for Later 1982 Video short The Beat
Video Sounds 1981 TV Series
The Beat: Mirror in the Bathroom 1980 Video short The Beat

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dance Craze 1981 Documentary the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
80s Rewind Festival 2010 2011 TV Special Themselves
The US Festival 1983 TV Mini-Series Themselves - Performer
New American Bandstand 1965 1982-1983 TV Series Themselves / Themselves (as The English Beat)
Live a Life 1982 Documentary
Top of the Pops 1979-1981 TV Series Themselves
Dance Craze 1981 Documentary Themselves

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Archive Footage

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Top of the Pops 1980-1981 TV Series Themselves

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