Bob SinclarGym Tonic

Label:EastWest – PM1788, Yellow Productions – PM1788
Vinyl, 12", Promo


AGym Tonic
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Issued in a plain black generic die-cut sleeve with no inner sleeve.

Contains samples of "Bad Mouthin" Performed by Motown Sounds and "Jane Fonda Workout" by Jane Fonda (Uncredited).

Taken from the forthcoming album "Paradise".

Sides A & B contain the same track.

Made in Germany.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 1557
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): PM1788/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): PM1788/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): WMME Alsdorf 1788-A=B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): WMME Alsdorf 1788-A=B

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Gym Tonic (12", 45 RPM, Single Sided, Test Pressing, White Label)Not On LabelnoneUK1998
Gym Tonic (Acetate, 12", 45 RPM, Single Sided)EastWestnoneUK1998
Gym Tonic (Acetate, 12", 45 RPM, Single Sided)Tape To Tapenone1998
New Submission
Gym Tonic (12", Maxi-Single, White Label)Not On Label14 5164 20Unknown



  • RoryHoy's avatar
    Very fun and bouncy old school French House banger from 1998 which samples a Jane Fonda (of Barbarella fame) workout video from the 1980's. While it was on Bob's debut LP "Paradise" - the single never received a mainstream commercial release due to clearance issues and the tune was eventually covered by Spacedust (not to be confused with Stardust) under the name of "Gym & Tonic" and went to No.1 in the UK Charts. Another "Cover" version that was made to cash in on the underground success of Gym Tonic was by Groovy 69 and was called "Stardust Medley With Dust" which mashed "Music Sounds Better With You" with a recreation of the Gym Tonic Vocals.

    If you had to pick a version - the original is by far the best and still sounds good today.
    • ledjfab's avatar
      Edited 17 years ago
      Entirely produced by Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk), "Gym Tonic" bacame, over the years, a kind of mythical record. According to the rumours, Bangalter didn't want the track to be released commercially. But it gained such a success as a promo that Sinclar decided to put it on his first album "Paradise", crediting himself as the main author and Bangalter as the remixer. This event leaded to several legal problems: Jane Fonda took legal actions for the uncredited use of her voice, and it finally cost around 75 000$ to clear the sample. Many opportunist, commercial dance acts stealed the main idea of the record: the most popular one, Spacedust, released "Gym And Tonic" (which even reproduce Stardust's "Music Sounds Better With You" melody). Finally, Bangalter decided to "ban" Sinclar's remix of "Music Sounds Better With You" by ordering new versions of the song to Dimitri From Paris and DJ Sneak. It is unlikely that these two DJ's will ever work together again. Choose your camp.


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