M (2) ‎– Pop Muzik / M Factor

MCA Records ‎– 0900.138
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition, Label Variant


A1 Pop Muzik 3:20
A2 M Factor 2:31
B Pop Muzik 5:00

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A side has a double groove; depending where the needle lands you will hear either track A1 or A2 - both tracks on side A have a total playing time of 5:51 min (officially indicated on the record-label). The single track times measured manually, see above.
The sleeve reads "The first Double Groove single".

A Midascare production.
℗ 1979 Midascare Productions Ltd.

The labels are are subtly different to the other German 12" listed in the "33" is printed alongside "45".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 1056

Other Versions (5 of 86) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MCA 413 M (2) Pop Muzik(7", Single, Pic) MCA Records MCA 413 UK 1979 Sell This Version
MCA - 6030526 M (2) Pop Muzik / M Factor(7", Single) MCA Records MCA - 6030526 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
3001 M (2) Pop Muzik / M Factor(12", Single) MCA Records 3001 Mexico 1979 Sell This Version
FRS L1 Robin Scott's M* Pop Muzik The 1989 Re-Mix(7", Single) Freestyle Records FRS L1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
0032.068 M (2) Pop Muzik(7", Single) MCA Records 0032.068 Germany 1979 Sell This Version


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April 25, 2003
Yes, the 12" of pop muzic was a double groove single however, it said on the cover that it was the first double groove single but it wasnt really the first record to have more than one groove.
As early as the 1950's there has been records with multiple grooves, in particular a record that contained many grooves and was a recording of a horse race. The idea was that each groove contained a different ending (winner), so you could play it with a bunch of mates and place bets on which horse would win the race !!
I was a dj when M released pop muzic and I had a free promo copy from MCA. I recall it being a pain in the ass sometimes if I was playing on a wooden stage and someone came up to request a tune because on several occasions the needle jumped and pop muzic became the b side tune of M factor.


October 26, 2002
yes! Coincidentally you will start "M Factor" or another version of "Pop Muzik", it depends on just where you lay down the needle. A joke. There's another 12" that does this: International Breakdown Commando:"Eat This".