1) Madness spent 214 weeks on the UK singles chart during the 1980s. It was the joint highest total for the decade with UB40, but Madness achieved it in a shorter time (1980-1986).
2) Madness have had 15 singles reach the UK top ten, with one song achieving the coveted number one spot - House of Fun.
3) The core of the band formed as The North London Invaders in 1976 and became Madness in 1979.
4) In 1981 the band starred in a drama-documentary called Take It or Leave It about their early days as a band.
5) In October they released a new album Can’t Touch Us Now.