Tight Fit are a British pop group who had a number of hits in the early 1980s, with their cover version of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” in 1982.  Steve Grant was teamed up with female singers Denise Gyngell and Julie Harris. The song reached No.1 in the UK for three weeks in March 1982 and the line-up were catapulted into sudden and unexpected stardom.

In 1981, record producer Ken Gold came up with the idea to record a single made up of a medley of 1960s songs. The medley trend was in full swing at this time, following the success of Starsound and their Stars on 45 singles. He put together a group of male/female session singers and released “Back to the 60s” under the group title, Tight Fit. The song became a hit in the summer and reached No.4 in the UK Singles Chart. Instead of the sessions singers who sang on the record, a group of actor/ singers including Lowri-Ann Richards and Robert Pereno, were hired to front the group when Tight Fit first appeared on the BBC’s music show Top of the Pops. A follow-up, “Back to the 60s Part 2” was released soon after and it reached No.33 in the UK Top 40.

Backing Tracks -Fantasy Island  …  Lion Sleeps Tonight  …  

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