Betty Boo

Betty Boo

Real Name:
Alison Moira Clarkson
At school, Alison Clarkson trained to be a sound engineer. Prior to her number 7 UK hit "Hey DJ I Can't Dance (To That Music You're Playing)" with Beatmasters, she was a vocalist for She Rockers and Hit 'N' Run. Her (mostly self-produced) debut solo album, "Boomania", spawned two further top ten hits. Boo won the 1991 Brit Award for Best Pop Artist and signed to WEA International Inc.. But this second, major label, album was not a sales success, and a world tour was cancelled when it was revealed she was lip-synching her live vocals. Alison Clarkson returned to the industry in 1997 as a songwriter. She co-wrote "Pure and Simple" for Hear'Say - the fastest selling single in the history of the UK charts, and has also written for Girls Aloud.

Betty Boo Discography


5D - 0732 Betty Boo Boomania (Album) Rhythm King Records 5D - 0732 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
WX484C Betty Boo Grrr! It's Betty Boo (Album, Comp) WEA International WX484C UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LEFT 34 T, LEFT 34T The Beatmasters Featuring Betty Boo The Beatmasters Featuring Betty Boo - Hey DJ / I Can't Dance To That Music You're Playing b/w Ska Train (Single, Maxi) Rhythm King Records LEFT 34 T, LEFT 34T Germany 1989 Sell This Version
LEFT 45CD R Betty Boo 24 Hours (Single, Maxi) Rhythm King Records LEFT 45CD R UK 1990 Sell This Version
COLS-7024, COL S7 024 Betty Boo Where Are You Baby? (Single, Maxi) Rhythm King Records COLS-7024, COL S7 024 Australia & New Zealand 1990 Sell This Version
7 NOTE 46 She Rockers Featuring Betty Boo She Rockers Featuring Betty Boo - Give It A Rest (1990) (Single) Music Of Life 7 NOTE 46 UK 1990 Sell This Version
LEFT 39 T, M1 - 1002 Betty Boo Doin' The Do (Single, Maxi) Rhythm King Records LEFT 39 T, M1 - 1002 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
101.737 Information Society / Betty Boo Information Society / Betty Boo - Promo 2(12") Stiletto 101.737 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
none Betty Boo The Number One No Smoking Rap(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1991 Sell This Version
YZ677C, 4509-90440-4 Betty Boo Let Me Take You There (Single) WEA, WEA YZ677C, 4509-90440-4 UK 1992 Sell This Version
PRO-A-5939 Betty Boo Thing Goin' On (Maxi, Single) Sire, Reprise Records PRO-A-5939 US 1991 Sell This Version
YZ 693, 4509-90236-7 Betty Boo I'm On My Way (Single) WEA YZ 693, 4509-90236-7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
0-40819 Betty Boo Catch Me (Maxi) Sire, Reprise Records 0-40819 US 1992 Sell This Version
SAM 1112 Betty Boo Hangover (Single, Maxi) WEA SAM 1112 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Jack Rokka vs Betty Boo Jack Rokka vs Betty Boo - Take Off (Single, Maxi) Gusto Records none UK 2007 Sell This Version


74321 709102 Betty Boo Doin' The Do (The Best Of Betty Boo) (Comp) BMG, Camden 74321 709102 UK 1999 Sell This Version


VVC 801 Betty Boo Boomania - The Boomin Vids(VHS, Comp, PAL) Virgin Music Video VVC 801 UK 1990 Sell This Version

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July 30, 2011
I love Betty Boo! I fell in love with her and her music the moment I bought my first CD single: Where are you Baby? brilliantly remixed by Shep Pettibone, John Coxon & Razormaid. I still listen to it and have bought virtually all the album CDs and single CDs by Betty Boo I could find. She made excellent uplifting dance music, ranging from acid house, garage, hip hop, rap, techno, and pop with a 60's feel. I find it is so sad this talented beautiful artist never had the recognition she deserves. But in my world and in my dance music collection she rules! And I keep on playing all her dancetunes practically every day. Thank you Betty Boo !!! :)


June 3, 2003
Betty Boo may not have been the greatest rapper, singer or producer (though she was more than competent at all three) but her records were always enormous fun. You won't hear them played out much nowadays, but the UK hits "Doin' The Do" and "Where Are You Baby?" can still raise a smile.
Shame her more sophisticated material didn't do so well - "Hangover", though not really a dance record as such, was one of the great lost pop singles of the 90s.

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