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Stock, Aitken & Waterman, sometimes known as SAW, were a British songwriting and record producing trio who had great success during the mid-late 1980s and early 1990s with many of their productions. The three can be considered to be the most successful songwriting and producing partnership of all time, scoring over 200 top 40 UK hits. SAW started in Hi-NRG production on underground club hits, but would hit the motherlode when they mixed the House-influenced sound with Sweet bubblegum lyrics and referred to themselves as the British Motown. During 1987-1989, their music style was Labelled "Eurobeat" in Europe.

UK number-one hits

The following SAW produced hits made it to the top of the UK pop chart:

In addition to these, Bananarama's "Venus" and Rick Astley's "Together Forever" both held the number one position in the U.S. pop charts, although they were less successful in the UK.

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