Here’s another group that made a great song in the 2000s. Junior Senior were a Danish male duo, so called because one of them was rather big and tall, and the other was more thin and small. They combined to make something that was rather memorable. I remember when I watched the early days of TMF, because I was always looking for songs that I might enjoy, and when this feelgood dance anthem came on, put it this way, this was one that I didn’t mind them showing 12 times a day. The radio was also rather fond of this one.
“Move Your Feet” was released in March 2003, and reached no. 3, becoming a very well-deserved Top Ten hit. The video was also memorable because it was done in a style that was similar to Teletext, although I don’t know if this was an influence or not (but probably not, because the style of animation was actually low-resolution pixel art). Either way it definitely stood out and was very enjoyable.
One of the most memorable moments in the video was when an animated squirrel had several drinks, and it said on the screen “non-alcoholic nut juice”, which certainly put my mind at rest about whether they were featuring any fictional alcoholic squirrels. Around the same time of the success of “Move Your Feet”, the first of their two albums “D-D-Don’t Stop The Beat” was released, which reached no. 29.
I also remember that one of them (Junior, or maybe Senior) took part in a rather amusing interview in NME when there was much discussion about what role cucumbers have played in their music. There were also plenty of great remixes, and I’d go as far as to say that “Move Your Feet”, is one of my favourite, if not my favourite pop song of 2003. It’s a real classic that is still enjoyable to listen to now. What would be next for them?
In August 2003, the follow-up “Rhythm Bandits” was released, which reached no. 22, becoming their second and final Top 40 hit single, although this one is much less remembered by comparison, I’m pleased that they did have a little more success. Not much was heard about Junior Senior after this though, and after about a decade together, they eventually split to go and work on separate projects. They’re definitely my favourite crazy Danish dance duo.