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Some Like It Hot (song)

"Some Like It Hot"
B-side "The Heat Is On"
Released 4 March 1985
Recorded 1984
Genre Rock, dance-rock, boogaloo, New Wave
Length 3:43 (7")
5:05 (LP version)
Label ParlophoneR 6091
Writer(s) Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Robert Palmer
Producer Bernard Edwards
The Power Station singles chronology

"Some Like It Hot"
"Get It On (Bang a Gong)"

"Some Like It Hot" is a song recorded by The Power Station. It was the first single released from the group's 1985 eponymous debut album. Released by Parlophone Records in 1985, the song features heavy drum beats from Tony Thompson and vocals from Robert Palmer. It was the band's biggest hit, peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The video featured the transgender model Caroline Cossey (aka Tula). The song was featured in the 1985 movie National Lampoon's European Vacation. It was also featured in "It's a Trap!", the Family Guy parody of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.


Parlophone / R 6091 (UK)
  1. "Some Like It Hot"  – 3:45
  2. "The Heat Is On"  – 3:20
Parlophone / 12 R 6091 (UK)
  1. "Some Like It Hot and the Heat Is On"  – 6:36
  2. "Some Like It Hot"  – 3:45
  3. "The Heat Is On"  – 3:20
  • also released as a 12" picture disc (12RP 6091)

Cover versions

In 2009 the band Chin Chin released a cover version on Definitive Jux Records.

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