Disney+ series The Full Monty couldn’t be more depressing if it tried
While I would recommend you skip watching the incredibly depressing Disney Plus sequel series to the absolutely superb The Full Monty film, I did get through episode 1 before dumping it cold.
Long enough to enjoy some of the music used on the series’ soundtrack — Songs like Hot Chocolate’s ‘You Sexy Thing‘, which was playing on The Full Monty, Episode 1, “Levelling Up” at the beginning of the episode — and long enough to realize the depressive tone of the first 30 minutes wasn’t going to end, so what’s the point?
Hot Chocolate’s ‘You Sexy Thing‘, though, was a nice intro to the series, with its throwback to the original film.
‘You Sexy Thing‘ on the charts
The track itself was released in late 1975 as the second single from the British soul band’s self-titled sophomore album.
‘You Sexy Thing‘ went on to chart at #2 on the UK Singles chart, and high up charts in nine other countries.
The song was incredibly successful in the United States, with the disco funk track peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as charting at #2 on the Cash Box Top 100 chart and at #6 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.
It charted again in the UK, Australia and Scotland after The Full Monty film was released in 1997, and has since gone on to be certified Platinum in the UK and Gold in the United States.
Nowadays, when you think about the band Hot Chocolate, it is probably this song that first comes to mind.
Listen to Hot Chocolate’s ‘You Sexy Thing‘ in the video and on the Spotify player at the bottom of this article.
The series does star all the original actors from the hit film, and that was one of the few joys of the episode I watched for me.
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