What is the name of the song that is Gary tank commander's ringtone

According to unofficial source, the Gary: Tank Commander's ringtone is "Respectable" by Mel and Kim.

Mel and Kim were an English duo, Mel and Kim Appleby, both former models before being discovered by Pete Waterman of the production team Stock, Aitken and Waterman. It was Stock, Aitken and Waterman's first joint composition and production UK #1, (they produced only their previous #1, Dead Or Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)").

According to 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh, Pete Waterman said of this, "Respectable became an anthem, not just for them and their image, but also for the company itself. The lyrics came from an ad we took out in the trade press that used the lines, 'You can love or h@te us, you ain't gonna change us we ain't ever going to be respectable.' It was Mike Stock's idea to add the gimmicky, 'Tay-tay, tsy, tsy, t-tay' at the beginning but Mel and Kim disliked that bit.

Nonetheless, they took the track away with them to a gig they were doing in Holland that evening. Later that night, Pete got a call from the girls saying that the Dutch audience went wild for that intro and it should not be taken out."

This proved to be the sisters' only UK #1, though they enjoyed 3 other Top 10 hits. In 1988 Mel was diagnosed with spinal cancer and she tragically died of the disease in 1990.

Tip! Get the lyrics of Respectable at Songfacts.com.

Mel & Kim - Respectable on MUZU.TV.

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