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Prior to SAW's foundation, Waterman was producing quite a few hits of his own under his Pete Waterman Limited (PWL) production company, such as the iconic "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive, which hit number 1 on the UK sales chart. Since then, they have made many other newcomers big stars, including Music/{{Bananarama}}, Sinitta, Music/KylieMinogue, and Music/RickAstley.

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Prior to SAW's foundation, Waterman was producing quite a few hits of his own under his Pete Waterman Limited (PWL) production company, such as the iconic "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive, which hit number 1 on the UK sales chart. Since then, they have made many other newcomers big stars, including Music/{{Bananarama}}, Sinitta, Music/KylieMinogue, Music/JasonDonovan, and Music/RickAstley.


* RickRoll: You can thank them for giving us "Never Gonna Give You Up", which would become "the Rickroll song" some 20 years after its initial release.


A music production company based in Britain, this team composed of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman took most of the world by storm throughout the 1980s and early 1990s for its unique-at-the-time dance melodies which are best described as a fusion of Hi-NRG, Eurobeat, and Motown.

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A music production company based in Britain, this team composed of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman took most of the world by storm throughout the 1980s and early 1990s for its unique-at-the-time it's then-unique dance melodies pop sound which are best described as a fusion of fused Hi-NRG, Eurobeat, and Motown.


To put it bluntly, Motown for white people.

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To put it bluntly, Motown Creator/{{Motown}} for white people.


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Prior to SAW's foundation, Waterman was producing quite a few hits of his own under his Pete Waterman Limited (PWL) production company, such as the iconic "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive, which hit number 1 on the UK sales chart. Since then, they have made many other newcomers big stars, including Music/{{Bananarama}}, Music/KylieMinogue, and Music/RickAstley.

Often despised and reviled by people who saw SAW as synthetic manufactured music, "Schlock, Ailing and Watered-down" was the ''least'' of the invective the trio attracted.

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Prior to SAW's foundation, Waterman was producing quite a few hits of his own under his Pete Waterman Limited (PWL) production company, such as the iconic "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive, which hit number 1 on the UK sales chart. Since then, they have made many other newcomers big stars, including Music/{{Bananarama}}, Sinitta, Music/KylieMinogue, and Music/RickAstley.

Often despised and reviled by people retractors who saw [[TrueArtIsAngsty saw]] SAW as synthetic synthetically manufactured music, "Schlock, "[[FunWithAcronyms Schlock, Ailing and Watered-down" Watered-down]]" was the ''least'' of the invective the trio attracted.



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** Music/{{Bananarama}}'s "Venus"

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CoverVersion: Music/{{Bananarama}}'s "Venus""Venus" is a famous example.



* PunnyName: on their early recordings, the drums were credited to "A Linn," a reference to the Linn drum machine.

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* PunnyName: on On their early recordings, the drums were credited to "A Linn," a reference to the Linn drum machine.



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* SillyLoveSongsSillyLoveSongs: Nowadays, many would call the music artificial and cheesy.
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* ClosetGeek: Pete Waterman apparently has a passion for trains, ranging from tabletop layout models all the way up to the real thing.


** Music/{{Bananarama}}'s "Venus"



** Music/{{Bananarama}}'s "Venus"

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* InDaClub: Waterman's TV series, ''The Hit Man and Her'', was set in an idealised nightclub where no ugly people were allowed admission, nobody got drunk, no fights started, and nobody was beaten to a pulp by psychotic bouncers. It served as a TV vehicle for SAW music and acts.


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* RickRoll: You can thank them for giving us "Never Gonna Give You Up", which would become "the Rickroll song" some 20 years after its initial release.

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Often despised and reviled by people who saw SAW as synthetic manufactured music, "Schlock, Ailing and Watered-down" was the ''least'' of the invective the trio attracted.


Prior to SAW's foundation, Waterman was producing quite a few hits of his own under his Pete Waterman Limited (PWL) production company, such as the iconic "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive, which hit number 1 on the UK sales chart. Since then, they have made many other newcomers big stars, including [=Bananarama=], Music/KylieMinogue, and Music/RickAstley.

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Prior to SAW's foundation, Waterman was producing quite a few hits of his own under his Pete Waterman Limited (PWL) production company, such as the iconic "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive, which hit number 1 on the UK sales chart. Since then, they have made many other newcomers big stars, including [=Bananarama=], Music/{{Bananarama}}, Music/KylieMinogue, and Music/RickAstley.



** [=Bananarama=]'s "Venus"

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** [=Bananarama=]'s Music/{{Bananarama}}'s "Venus"


* [=Bananarama=]'s "Venus"

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* ** [=Bananarama=]'s "Venus"


* [=Bananarama]'s "Venus"

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* [=Bananarama]'s [=Bananarama=]'s "Venus"

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To put it bluntly, Motown for white people.

A music production company based in Britain, this team composed of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman took most of the world by storm throughout the 1980s and early 1990s for its unique-at-the-time dance melodies which are best described as a fusion of Hi-NRG, Eurobeat, and Motown.

Prior to SAW's foundation, Waterman was producing quite a few hits of his own under his Pete Waterman Limited (PWL) production company, such as the iconic "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive, which hit number 1 on the UK sales chart. Since then, they have made many other newcomers big stars, including [=Bananarama=], Music/KylieMinogue, and Music/RickAstley.
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!! Tropes associated with Stock Aitken Waterman

* CoverSong:
* [=Bananarama]'s "Venus"
* PunnyName: on their early recordings, the drums were credited to "A Linn," a reference to the Linn drum machine.
* [[{{RecordProducer}} Record Producers]]
* SillyLoveSongs

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