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Ten of Stock, Aitken and Waterman's greatest hits

Stock, Aitken and Waterman, the team behind many of the biggest hits of the eighties and early nineties have reunited to remix Kylie Minogue's new Christmas single "Every Day's Like Christmas".

Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman are credited with spring-boarding Minogue's musical career, producing hits such as "Especially For You", "I Should Be So Lucky" and "Better the Devil You Know".

The trio produced 70 number ones, and clocked up massive record sales of 40 million. Here are just some of their greatest hits.

  • Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

Written and produced by the trio it was the first single from Astley's debut album "Whenever You Need Somebody".

More recently, the song had a resurgence due to the internet phenomenon of 'Rickrolling', where seemingly genuine YouTube videos turn out to only contain the 1987 hit.

  • Bananarama - Venus

The first of a long-running partnership between the production trio and Bananarama, Stock, Aitken and Waterman initially told the band they did not believe it would make a good dance record.

Fortunately for disco lovers around the world, the group persuaded them and it went on to be global smash - reaching number one in the US and Australia, and number eight in the UK chart.

  • Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

Released in November 1984, this was the first UK number-one hit for Stock, Aitken and Waterman.

Earlier this year, it was voted the the nation's 17th favourite 80s number one in a poll for ITV.

  • Mel and Kim - Respectable

The 1987 hit Respectable reached number one in the UK and on the US dance chart, marking the second UK hit for Stock, Aitken and Waterman.

It also went on to top charts in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Sinitta - Toy Boy

Sinitta's 'Toy Boy' was one of the UK's best-selling singles of 1987, out-selling Michael Jackson and Steve 'Silk' Hurley.

It stayed on the charts for 14 weeks.

  • Jason Donovan - Sealed with a Kiss

Originally recorded and released by The Four Voices in 1960, it initially failed to make a dent in the industry. But when it was covered by Brian Hyland just two years later, it shot up to number three on the UK charts.

Jason Donovan released Sealed with a Kiss as the third single from 1989's Ten Good Reasons, going straight in to the number one spot.

  • Samantha Fox - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now

Both written and produced by the Stock, Aitken and Waterman team, this became Samantha Fox's third and final top ten single in the UK, peaking at number eight.

The former glamour model re-recorded the song in 2009 with plans to include it on a 'Greatest Hits' album, but has still to date not been released.

  • Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky

Written and produced by Stock, Aitken Waterman specifically for Minogue, this song went on to become Kylie's major worldwide breakthrough hit, reaching number one in several countries including the UK, Australia, Japan, and Germany, as well as making the US Billboard Hot 100 top 30.

They went on to produce Minogue's first four studio albums.

  • Brother Beyond - The Harder I Try

Considered the breakthrough single for Brother Beyond, Pete Waterman personally selected the band to benefit from their production services after auctioning them off for the Young Variety Club of Great Britain charity.

Having only nudged the bottom end of the UK's top 75 until that point, this song became the band's biggest hit, peaking at number two.

  • Delage - Rock the Boat

Delage's first single was this 1990 cover of the Hues Corporation classic Rock the Boat, reaching number 63 in the UK charts.