You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties

1980 single by Jona Lewie / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties" is a song by English singer-songwriter Jona Lewie. It was written by Lewie and Keef Trouble,[2] and was released as a single in 1980. The song entered the UK Singles Chart in May, reaching number 16 and staying for 11 weeks on the chart.[3][4] The song experienced the greatest success in New Zealand, where it reached No. 3 in October for two weeks, remaining in the top 40 for 17 weeks.[5]

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"You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties"
Single by Jona Lewie
LabelStiff Records
Songwriter(s)Keith Trussell, Jona Lewie
Producer(s)Bob Andrews
Jona Lewie singles chronology
"God Bless Whoever Made You"
"You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties"
"Big Shot - Momentarily"

Lewie added a new storyline ending to Trouble's lyrics. He wrote the melody on a multi-timbre polyphonic Polymoog[6] in his home eight-track studio, and played on and recorded the backing track entirely himself, apart from bass guitar from Norman Watt-Roy[7] and additional hi-hat percussion from Bob Andrews. It has been claimed that the female backing vocal is by Kirsty MacColl,[8] but Lewie has confirmed that during the recording of the song they were done by the wives of producer Andrews and Dave Robinson, the owner of Stiff Records.[9] MacColl did however appear as a backing vocalist during live performances.[10]

In 2010, the track was used to advertise kitchens for IKEA. The advert, the full version of which ran to three minutes, features the group Man Like Me walking around a party in a house comprising only kitchens while singing a new version of the song. Lewie himself appeared as the host of the party.[11] The song returned to the UK Singles Chart in 2010 reaching number 71.[12]