Clock (dance act)

Clock (dance act)
Origin Manchester, England
Genres Eurodance
Years active 1993–1999
Labels Media Records
Past members
Stu Allan
Pete Pritchard
Marcus Thomas
Lorna Saunders
Ché-gun Peters

Clock was a British band primarily led by Stu Allan and Pete Pritchard. They started as a house act, then turned to eurodance and eventually ended up as a disco act. In 1994, they hailed themselves as the British "2 Unlimited" when they recruited rapper Marcus Thomas (using the name ODC MC), and vocalist Lorna Saunders (using the name Tinka) to front the act. Thomas left in 1998, to join the band Tzant, to be replaced by Ché-gun Peters.

They had hits with more covers (nine) in the 1990s on the UK Singles Chart than any other act.[1] They also released hardcore versions of their hits under the name Visa.[2]

In the early 2000s, Saunders appeared on BBC Television's Never Mind The Buzzcocks in the celebrity line-up. It was announced that she was now working as a legal secretary.




Title Released UK Singles Chart[3] Weeks on Chart
"Holding On" 30 October 1993 66 1
"The Rhythm" 21 May 1994 28 2
"Keep The Fires Burning" 10 September 1994 36 3
"Axel F" / "Keep Pushin" 4 March 1995 7 9
"Whoomph! (There It Is)" 1 July 1995 4 9
"Everybody" 26 August 1995 6 5
"In The House" 18 November 1995 23 3
"Holding On 4 U" 24 February 1996 27 2
"Oh What a Night" 7 September 1996 13 10
"It's Over" 22 March 1997 10 5
"U Sexy Thing" 18 October 1997 11 9
"That's the Way (I Like It)" 5 January 1998 11 4
"Rock Your Body" 11 July 1998 30 3
"Blame It on the Boogie" 28 November 1998 16 4
"Sunshine Day" 31 July 1999 58 1
"Time Goes By" Japan only N/A N/A


Title Release Date UK Albums Chart[3]
It's Time 16 September 1995 27
About Time 2 28 March 1995 56
Boogie Sound Japan only N/A
Hits Around The Clock - Best Of Japan only N/A


  1. ^ Their entry in the 16th edition of The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles
  2. ^ Visa's entry in Discogs
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 111. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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