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Joe Dolce - shaddap your face. 1981

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Published on Dec 22, 2010

Rare video recorded from Top of the Pops 1981. This song charted Number one believe it or not and he sung it live. Joseph "Joe" Dolce (pronounced /ˈdoʊltʃeɪ/, originally /ˈdoʊlts/; born 1947 in Painesville, Ohio) is an American-born, Australian singer/songwriter who achieved fame with his multi-million-selling song, "Shaddap You Face", recorded with his group, Joe Dolce Music Theatre, and released in 1980. The single reached number one in 15 countries, it has sold more than 350,000 copies in Australia and an estimated six million worldwide. It reached No. 1 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart for eight weeks from November 1980. The track famously kept Ultravox's "Vienna" off the number one singles spot in the United Kingdom Follow up single, "If You Want to Be Happy" charted in Austria (No. 7) and New Zealand (top 40) but not in Australia. Dolce's subsequent singles, including "Pizza Pizza", "Christmas in Australia" and "You Toucha My Car I Breaka You Face" did not reach the top 40 in Australia. With Van Hek, he formed various performance groups including Skin the Wig, La Somnambule (1984) and Difficult Women (1993). Van Hek and Dolce co-wrote "Intimacy", for the 1984 film, The Terminator's soundtrack. He had continued to perform solo shows and with his longtime partner, Van Hek, as part of their folk music-literary cabaret.
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