Bronski Beat

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Bronski Beat were a popular British synthpop trio who achieved success in the mid-1980s, particularly with the 1984 chart hit "Smalltown Boy". All members of the group were openly gay and their songs reflected this, often containing political commentary on gay-related issues. At the height of their popularity the band consisted of singer Jimmy Somerville backed by Steve Bronski and Larry Steinbachek, both of whom played keyboards and percussion. Somerville went on to have success as lead singer of The Communards and as a solo artist.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 The Age of Consent Bronski Beat 4 9
1986 Truthdare Doubledare Bronski Beat 4
1995 Rainbow Nation Bronski Beat 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 The Essentials Bronski Beat and Jimmy Somerville 1
2014 Dance & Desire: Rarities & Videos Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat and The Communards 5 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Hundreds & Thousands Bronski Beat 4 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 It Ain't Necessarily So Bronski Beat 1
1984 Smalltown Boy Bronski Beat 5
1984 Why? Bronski Beat 2
1985 Hit That Perfect Beat Bronski Beat 3
1985 I Feel Love Bronski Beat & Marc Almond 2
1986 C'mon! C'mon! Bronski Beat 2
1989 Cha Cha Heels Eartha Kitt & Bronski Beat 2
1991 Smalltown Boy (1991 Remix) Jimmy Somerville with Bronski Beat 2
1993 Why??? Bronski Beat 1
1995 Kickin' Up the Rain Bronski Beat 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 I Feel Love Bronski Beat & Marc Almond 2 1

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