The Blow Monkeys are a British pop band that formed in 1981 as a new wave-oriented act. The first single, "Live Today Love Tomorrow" was released in 1982. They subsequently recorded more commercial pop rock hit makers, and finally became a dance group, shortly before splitting up at the beginning of the 1990s. They broke through with the UK and US Top 40 hit "Digging Your Scene" in 1986, and went on to place ten singles and four albums in the UK charts between 1986 and 1990. In the US, they are best known for "You Don't Own Me", which appeared on the multi-platinum soundtrack album, Dirty Dancing in 1987.

In late 2007, the original band members reunited, releasing a new album and going on tour in 2008.