Biography

Madness are an English ska band from Camden Town, London, that formed in 1976. One of the most prominent bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s 2 Tone ska revival, they continue to perform with their most recognised line-up of seven members.

Madness achieved most of their success in the early to mid-1980s. Both Madness and UB40 spent 214 weeks on the UK singles charts over the course of the decade, holding the record for most weeks spent by a group in the 1980s UK singles charts. However, Madness achieved this in a shorter time period (1980-1986).

Madness have had 15 singles reach the UK top ten, one UK number one single ("House of Fun") and two number ones in Ireland, "House of Fun" and "Wings of a Dove".

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Madness News

Madness to re-release 'Take It Or Leave It' cult film

Madness to re-release 'Take It Or Leave It' cult film

The 1981 film depicts Camden group's rise to fame

  • Aug 7, 2013

Madness launch appeal for saxophone lost after 'X Factor' performance

Instrument vanished after band's performance on 'The Xtra Factor' on Sunday night (October 30)

  • Oct 31, 2012

Madness announce new album 'Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da'

Suggs and co to release their 10th studio album on October 29

  • Sep 13, 2012

Madness added to London's iTunes Festival

The ska legends will play London's Roundhouse on September 27, with support from Reverend And The Makers

  • Sep 10, 2012

Madness announce UK arena tour – ticket details

The ska-pop icons will play 14 gigs across the country in November and December

  • May 22, 2012

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Madness Reviews

Madness - 'How Can I Tell You'

Madness - 'How Can I Tell You'

No sax please. It's not 1981.

  • Apr 8, 2013

Madness - 'Oui Oui, Si Si, Ja Ja, Da Da'

It’s time to hang it up for good

  • Oct 26, 2012

Album review: Madness

The Liberty Of Nolton Folgate

  • May 13, 2009

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