mardi 30 juin 2015

Patsy Gallant - Doctor's Order

Interprète: Patsy Gallant
Titre: Doctor's Order
Année: 1975

Patsy Gallant, née le 15 août 1948 à Campbellton au Nouveau-Brunswick, est une chanteuse populaire et une actrice canadienne d'origine acadienne.

Patsy Gallant (born August 15, 1948, Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada) is a Canadian pop singer and musical theater actress. Of Acadian ancestry, she has recorded and performed in both English and French.

Bill Haley & His Comets - Crazy, Man, Crazy

Interprète: Bill Haley & His Comets
Titre: Crazy, Man, Crazy
Année: 1953

Bill Haley ( - ) est l'un des premiers musiciens américains blancs de rock and roll. Après le rock and roll afro-américain qui bat son plein de 1946 environ à 1954, il est le premier artiste blanc à réellement avoir du succès dans ce style avec son groupe Bill Haley & His Comets et leur chanson Rock Around the Clock.

Bill Haley & His Comets was an American rock and roll band that was founded in 1952 and continued until Haley's death in 1981. The band, also known by the names Bill Haley and the Comets and Bill Haley's Comets (and variations thereof), was the earliest group of white musicians to bring rock and roll to the attention of white America and the rest of the world. From late 1954 to late 1956, the group placed nine singles in the Top 20, one of those a number one and three more in the Top Ten.
Bandleader Bill Haley had previously been a country music performer; after recording a country and western-styled version of "Rocket 88", a rhythm and blues song, he changed musical direction to a new sound which came to be called rock and roll.
Although several members of the Comets became famous, Bill Haley remained the star. With his spit curl and the band's matching plaid dinner jackets and energetic stage behavior, many fans consider them to be as revolutionary in their time as the Beatles or the Rolling Stones were a decade later.
Following Haley's death, no fewer than seven different groups have existed under the Comets name, all claiming (with varying degrees of authority) to be the official continuation of Haley's group. As of the end of 2014, four such groups were still performing in the United States and internationally.

Icehouse - Crazy

Interprète: Icehouse
Titre: Crazy
Année: 1988
Palmarès: #43

Icehouse est un groupe new wave australien créé en 1981, composé de Iva Davies, Robert Kretschmer, Simon Lloyd, Stephen Morgan et Paul Wheeler. L'année précédente, ils avaient, sous le nom de Flowers, sorti un album qui s'intitulait Icehouse, nom qu'ils choisirent finalement comme titre de leur formation. Le groupe se fit ensuite connaître pendant les années 1980, notamment avec leur titre phare Hey Little Girl.

Icehouse is an Australian rock band, formed as Flowers in 1977 in Sydney. Initially known in Australia for their pub rock style, they later achieved mainstream success playing new wave and synthpop music and attained Top 10 singles chart success in both Europe and the U.S. The mainstay of both Flowers and Icehouse has been Iva Davies (singer-songwriter, record producer, guitar, bass, keyboards, oboe) supplying additional musicians as required. The name Icehouse, which was adopted in 1981, comes from an old, cold flat Davies lived in and the strange building across the road populated by itinerant people.
Davies and Icehouse extended the use of synthesizers particularly the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 ("Love in Motion", 1981), Linn drum machine ("Hey Little Girl", 1982) and Fairlight CMI (Razorback trailer, 1983) in Australian popular music. Their best known singles on the Australian charts were "Great Southern Land", "Hey Little Girl", "Crazy", "Electric Blue" and "My Obsession"; with Top Three albums being Icehouse (1980, as Flowers), Primitive Man (1982) and Man of Colours (1987).
Icehouse's iconic status was acknowledged when they were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame on 16 August 2006. ARIA described Icehouse as "one of the most successful Australian bands of the eighties and nineties... With an uncompromising approach to music production they created songs that ranged from pure pop escapism to edgy, lavish synthesised pieces..." Icehouse has produced eight Top Ten albums and twenty Top Forty singles in Australia, multiple top ten hits in Europe and North America and album sales of over 28 times Platinum in Australasia alone. As of 2006, Man of Colours was still the highest selling album in Australia by an Australian band.

The Jackson Five - I'll Be There

Interprète: The Jackson Five
Titre: I'll Be There
Année: 1970
Palmarès: #1

The Jackson Five (J5 ou Jackson 5ive) est un groupe de soul américain originaire de Gary dans l'Indiana près de Chicago, et composé de cinq membres d'une même fratrie : Jackie, Toriano dit Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, et Michael. En 1976, la fratrie quitte la Motown pour CBS et le plus jeune, Randy, entre dans le groupe au départ de son frère Jermaine, qui préfère rester au sein de la Motown. Le groupe devient alors The Jacksons.
Le groupe a vendu des millions de disques et a reçu une grande attention par beaucoup de médias et dans le monde entier à leur époque. Les Jackson 5 deviennent l'une des grandes "légendes" de l'histoire de la musique et "laissent une trace" aujourd'hui grâce à leurs plus grands tubes comme I Want You Back, I'll Be There ou encore ABC.

The Jackson 5 (sometimes stylized as Jackson Five; later known as the Jacksons) was an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Formed in 1964 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito and Jermaine. Marlon and Michael would later join, and the band's name would be changed to The Jackson 5. After participating in talent shows and the chitlin' circuit, they entered the professional music scene in 1967 signing with Steeltown Records and releasing two singles. In 1969 they left Steeltown Records in order to sign with Motown.
Among the first groups of black American performers to attain a crossover following, preceded by the Supremes, the Four Tops and the Temptations, the group made history in 1970 as the first recording act whose first four singles reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with the songs: "I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save" and "I'll Be There". Scoring 17 top forty singles on the Hot 100, after continuing with further hits such as "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Dancing Machine", most of the group with the exception of Jermaine, left Motown for Epic Records in 1975, where, with brother Randy taking Jermaine's place, they released five albums between 1976 and 1981, including the hit albums, Destiny (1978) and Triumph (1980) and the hit singles, "Enjoy Yourself", "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" and "Can You Feel It." In 1983, Jermaine reunited with the band to perform on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever and subsequently released the Victory album the following year. After the end of their tour to promote the album, Michael Jackson and Marlon Jackson promptly left the group. The remaining four released the poorly received 2300 Jackson Street album in 1989 before being dropped from their label.
Inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999, the Jacksons reunited in 2001 on Michael's 30th anniversary television special. Following Michael's death in 2009, the four eldest of the brothers embarked on their Unity Tour in 2012.

K7 - Come Baby Come

Interprète: K7
Titre: Come Baby Come
Année: 1993

Louis Sharpe (born August 25, 1966), better known by his stage names K7 or Kayel, is a Puerto-Rican-American musician and pop-oriented hip-hop emcee .
From the U.S., K7 is the frontman of the Latin freestyle group TKA. He is signed to Tommy Boy Records.
In 1993, K7 released the album, Swing Batta Swing, which featured three singles that reached pop radio: "Zunga Zeng," (produced by Frankie Cutlass) "Hi-De-Ho" (also notably on The Mask film soundtrack), and K7's biggest hit, "Come Baby Come", which reached #18 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #3 on the UK Singles Chart.[1]
K7 worked on the air on New York City's radio stations Hot97, WKTU.
K7 released another album in 2002 called Love, Sex, Money.
K7, along with the other members of TKA, still tours and performs in nightclubs around the U.S. K7 also has a new album out, released in March 2009, called The King's Agenda available on iTunes.

mardi 23 juin 2015

LaBionda - One For You, One For Me

Interprète: LaBionda
Titre: One For You, One For Me
Année: 1978

M/A/R/R/S - Pump Up The Volume

Interprète: M/A/R/R/S
Titre: Pump Up The Volume
Année: 1988
Palmarès: #6

MARRS (également écrit M|A|R|R|S, M/A/R/R/S ou M.A.R.R.S.) est issu de la collaboration entre deux groupes anglais du label indépendant 4AD, à savoir Colourbox et Ar Kane.
Ils se firent connaître en 1987 en sortant le disque Pump Up the Volume, disque symbolisant l'explosion de la house music au Royaume-Uni.

MARRS (stylised M|A|R|R|S) was a 1987 one-off recording act formed by the groups A.R. Kane and Colourbox, which only released one commercial disc. It became "a one-hit wonder of rare influence" because of their international hit "Pump Up the Volume", and nominated for a Grammy Award in 1989.

Napoleon XIV - They're Coming To Take Me Away Ha-Haaa!

Interprète: Napoleon XIV
Titre: They're Coming To Take Me Away Ha-Haaa!
Année: 1966

Jerry Samuels (born 3 May 1938, New York), known by the stage name Napoleon XIV, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. He achieved one-hit wonder status with the Top 5 hit novelty song "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" in 1966. Under the name Scott David (his son's name), he co-wrote "As If I Didn't Know" with Larry Kusik, a top 10 hit for Adam Wade in 1961. Samuels also wrote "The Shelter of Your Arms", a top 20 hit for Sammy Davis, Jr. in 1964.

Ocean - Put Your Hand In The Hand

Interprète: Ocean
Titre: Put Your Hand In The Hand
Année: 1971
Palmarès: #1

Ocean was a gospel rock band formed in 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They are best known for their million-selling 1971 single "Put Your Hand in the Hand", penned by Gene MacLellan. The gramophone record sold over one million copies and received a gold disc awarded by the Recording Industry Association of America on 3 May 1971. Ocean consisted of Greg Brown (vocals, keyboard), Jeff Jones (bass, vocals), Janice Morgan (guitar, vocals), Dave Tamblyn (guitar), and Chuck Slater (drums). The album was recorded in Toronto in 1970 and originally released on the highly collectable Yorkville label in Canada. The album contained eight songs written by such notables as Robbie Robertson and Gene MacLellan. The album was picked up in the U.S. by the Kama Sutra label that also released the band's second album in both the U.S. and Canada. Ocean managed another hit in Canada with the songs "We've Got a Dream" and "One More Chance" written by the British songwriting team of Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway, but they failed to make any impact in the U.S. and disbanded in 1975 after only two albums.

Paco - Amor De Mis Amores

Interprète: Paco
Titre: Amor De Mis Amores
Année: 1989
Palmarès: #22

Paco, de son vrai nom François Berthelot, programmateur musical et producteur d'émissions de radio puis chanteur français, interprète notamment de Amor de mis amores qui fut tube de l'été et de l'automne en 1988.

vendredi 19 juin 2015

Queen - Killer Queen

Interprète: Queen
Titre: Killer Queen
Année: 1975
Palmarès: #24
Queen est un groupe de rock britannique, formé en 1970 à Londres par Freddie Mercury, Brian May et Roger Taylor, ces deux derniers étant issus du groupe Smile. L’année suivante, le bassiste John Deacon vient compléter la formation.
Groupe britannique qui a connu le plus grand succès commercial de ces trente dernières années, Queen a vendu plus de 300 millions d'albums à l'échelle internationale en 2009 dont 32,5 millions aux États-Unis. Selon un sondage d'opinion commandé en Grande-Bretagne par la BBC Two et paru en 2007, Queen est considéré comme étant le « meilleur groupe britannique de tous les temps », devançant les Beatles et les Rolling Stones. Queen est aussi l'un des pionniers du clip vidéo, ayant exploité ce mode de communication dès 1975. Queen a conservé, après la mort de son leader Freddie Mercury en 1991, de très nombreux admirateurs inconditionnels dans le monde entier.

Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970, originally consisting of Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals). Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music.
Before joining Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had been playing together in a band named Smile with bassist Tim Staffell. Freddie Mercury (then known by his birth name of Farrokh "Freddie" Bulsara) was a fan of Smile, and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques after Staffell's departure in 1970. Mercury himself joined the band shortly thereafter, changed the name of the band to "Queen", and adopted his familiar stage name. John Deacon was recruited prior to recording their eponymous debut album in 1973. Queen enjoyed success in the UK with their debut and its follow-up, Queen II in 1974, but it was the release of Sheer Heart Attack later in 1974 and A Night at the Opera in 1975 that gained the band international success. The latter featured "Bohemian Rhapsody", which stayed at number one in the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks; it charted at number one in several other territories, and gave the band their first top ten hit on the US Billboard Hot 100. Their 1977 album, News of the World, contained two of rock's most recognisable anthems, "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions".
By the early 1980s, Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world, with "Another One Bites the Dust" their best selling single, and their performance at 1985's Live Aid is regarded as one of the greatest in rock history. In 1991, Mercury died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS, and Deacon retired in 1997. Since then, May and Taylor have occasionally performed together, including a collaboration with Free and Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers under the name Queen + Paul Rodgers which ended in May 2009. Since 2011, May and Taylor have collaborated with vocalist Adam Lambert under the name of Queen + Adam Lambert. In November 2014, Queen released a new album, Queen Forever, featuring vocals from the late Freddie Mercury.
The band have released a total of 18 number one albums, 18 number one singles, and 10 number one DVDs. Estimates of their record sales generally range from 150 million to 300 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. They received the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1990, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.

The Raes - A Little Lovin'

Interprète: The Raes
Titre: A Little Lovin'
Année: 1979

The Raes were the Welsh-Canadian husband-and-wife singing duo of Robbie and Cherrill Rae, who had a handful of disco-inflected pop hits in the late 1970s.

SSgt Barry Sadler - The Ballad Of The Green Berets

Interprète: SSgt Barry Sadler
Titre: The Ballad Of The Green Berets
Année: 1966
Palmarès: #4

Barry Allen Sadler (November 1, 1940 – November 5, 1989) was an American military veteran, author, actor, and singer-songwriter. Sadler served as a Green Beret combat medic with the rank of Staff Sergeant of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Most of his work has a military theme, and he credited himself as SSG Barry Sadler, although his music credits read SSgt Barry Sadler. He is most famously known for his hit song "Ballad of the Green Berets."

Taco - Singin' In The Rain

Interprète: Taco
Titre: Singin' In The Rain
Année: 1982

Taco Ockerse (born July 21, 1955), usually known mononymously as Taco, is an Indonesian-born Dutch singer and entertainer who started his career in Germany.

Tracey Ullman - They Don't Know

Interprète: Tracey Ullman
Titre: They Don't Know
Année: 1984
Palmarès: #20

Tracey Ullman est une actrice, productrice, chanteuse, scénariste et réalisatrice britannique naturalisée américaine, née le à Slough (Angleterre).
Ses premières apparitions télévisées furent à la télévision anglaise dans des émissions de scénettes comiques, A Kick Up the Eighties avec Rik Mayall et Miriam Margolyes et Three of a Kind avec Lenny Henry et David Copperfield. Elle est aussi apparue en tant que Candice Valentine dans Girls on Top avec Dawn French et Jennifer Saunders.
Elle émigra ensuite aux États-Unis et créa sa propre émission The Tracey Ullman Show, diffusé de 1987 à 1990. Cette émission révéla Les Simpson en 1989. Plus tard elle produisit des programmes pour la chaîne Home Box Office, comprenant Tracey Takes On..., pour laquelle elle reçut de nombreuses récompenses. Sa plus récente émission de sketch est Tracey Ullman's State of the Union diffusée de 2008 à 2010 sur Showtime.

Tracey Ullman (born 30 December 1959) known as Tracey Ullman, is an English television, stage, and film actress, as well as a comedian, singer, dancer, director, author, screenwriter, and businesswoman of dual British and American citizenship.
Her early appearances were on British TV sketch comedy shows A Kick Up the Eighties (with Rik Mayall and Miriam Margolyes) and Three of a Kind (with Lenny Henry and David Copperfield). After a brief but high-profile singing career, she appeared as Candice Valentine in Girls on Top with Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
She emigrated from the United Kingdom to the United States where she starred in her own network television comedy series, The Tracey Ullman Show, from 1987 until 1990. She later produced programmes for HBO, including Tracey Takes On... (1996–99), for which she garnered numerous awards. She has also appeared in several feature films. Ullman's most recent sketch comedy series, Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, ran from 2008 to 2010 on Showtime.
Ullman is currently the richest female British comedian and the second richest British actress (surpassed by Isla Fisher's marriage to comedian Sacha Baron Cohen as of 2015).

jeudi 11 juin 2015

Joe Valino - Garden Of Eden

Interprète: Joe Valino
Titre: Garden Of Eden
Année: 1956

The Waikiki's - Hawaii Tattoo

Interprète: The Waikiki's
Titre: Hawaii Tattoo
Année: 1965
Palmarès: #4

The Waikikis were a Belgian studio band, mostly known for their single "Hawaii Tattoo", released in the U.S. in 1964, on Kapp Records. "Hawaii Tattoo" was recorded in 1961 in Belgium and spent two months in the Belgian chart. It was a huge hit in Germany, spending 21 weeks in the Top Ten and also reached the Top Fifty in the U.S., Canada and the UK.
The album Hawaii Tattoo reached the number 93 spot in the Billboard Hot 200 in 1965.
Behind the scenes, record producer Horst Fuchs promoted the band’s career and pulled the strings. Composers such as Jo van Wetter, Willy Albimoor, Hans Blum and Michael Thomas (Martin Böttcher) created songs like "Hawaii Tattoo", "Carnival of Venice", "Mein Hut der hat drei Ecken", "Aloha Parade", "Honolulu Parade" and "Waikiki Welcome". The Waikikis sold their gramophone records by the millions, and some of their own creations like "Hilo Kiss" or "Hula-Hochzeit" ("Hawaii Honeymoon") made their way into the charts in several countries.[citation needed]
In 2004 the song "Hawaiian March" was used for the ‘Prince Paul's Bubble Party’ track on the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie film soundtrack.

Xscape feat. McLite - Keep On, Keepin' On

Interprète: Xscape feat. McLite
Titre: Keep On, Keepin' On
Année: 1996

Xscape était un girls band r&b américain du milieu des années 1990 formé à Atlanta par le producteur Jermaine Dupri.
Ses membres, au nombre de 4, sont Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, sa sœur Tamika Scott et Tiny Cottle.

Xscape was a female American R&B quartet which began as a quintet. The group had 6 top 10 hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1990s including "Just Kicking it", "Understanding," "Who Can I Run To", "Keep On, Keepin' On", "The Arms of the One Who Loves You", and "My Little Secret". The original lineup of the group consisted of sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, and Tamera Coggins, though Coggins departed the group before their debut album was released.

Glen Yarbrough - Baby The Rain Must Fall

Interprète: Glen Yarbrough
Titre: Baby The Rain Must Fall
Année: 1965
Palmarès: #21

Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525

Interprète: Zager & Evans
Titre: In The Year 2525
Année: 1969
Palmarès: #1

Zager and Evans est un groupe de pop-rock américain de la fin des années 60 au début des années 70 formé de Denny Zager et Rick Evans.
Ce duo est particulièrement connu pour son tube In the Year 2525, écrit par Rick Evans. Cette chanson très noire prédit l'extinction progressive de l'espèce humaine, détruite par ses propres progrès technologiques. Ce morceau est numéro 1 des hits-parade aux États-Unis en 1969, et en particulier au moment où l'homme a posé pour la première fois le pied sur la Lune le 20 juillet 1969. In the Year 2525 a également été en tête des ventes au Royaume-Uni. Cette chanson écrite en 1964 s'est vendue au total à plus de 10 millions d'exemplaires.
Ce succès permet à Zager & Evans de signer avec RCA, mais leurs singles suivants ne rééditent pas le succès du premier.

 Zager and Evans was a Lincoln, Nebraska, rock-pop duo of the late 1960s and early 1970s named after its two members, Denny Zager and Rick Evans. They are best known for their 1969 hit single "In the Year 2525".

dimanche 7 juin 2015

John Zacherle - Dinner With Drac (Part 1)

Interprète: John Zacherle
Titre: Dinner With Drac (Part 1)
Année: 1958

John Zacherle (/ˈzækərl/ ZAK-ər-lee; sometimes credited as John Zacherley; born September 26, 1918) is an American television host, radio personality and voice actor known for his long career as a television horror host broadcasting horror movies in Philadelphia and New York City in the 1950s and 1960s. Best known for his character "Roland/Zacherley," he also did voice work for movies, and recorded the top ten novelty rock and roll song "Dinner With Drac" in 1958. He also edited two collections of horror stories, Zacherley's Vulture Stew and Zacherley's Midnight Snacks.

Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music

Interprète: Yarbrough & Peoples
Titre: Don't Stop The Music
Année: 1981
Palmarès: #2

Yarbrough and Peoples was an American R&B duo from Dallas, Texas. Their biggest selling release was "Don't Stop the Music," a US Billboard R&B chart topper in 1981.

Xscape - Understanding

Interprète: Xscape
Titre: Understanding
Année: 1994

Xscape était un girls band r&b américain du milieu des années 1990 formé à Atlanta par le producteur Jermaine Dupri.
Ses membres, au nombre de 4, sont Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, sa sœur Tamika Scott et Tiny Cottle.

Xscape was a female American R&B quartet which began as a quintet. The group had 6 top 10 hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1990s including "Just Kicking it", "Understanding," "Who Can I Run To", "Keep On, Keepin' On", "The Arms of the One Who Loves You", and "My Little Secret". The original lineup of the group consisted of sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, and Tamera Coggins, though Coggins departed the group before their debut album was released.

Jack Wagner - All I Need

Interprète: Jack Wagner
Titre: All I Need
Année: 1985
Palmarès: #12

Peter John "Jack" Wagner Jr. est un acteur et aussi un chanteur américain, né le à Washington, dans l’État du Missouri (États-Unis).
Il est connu pour ses rôle dans les séries télévisées Melrose Place et Amour, Gloire et Beauté.
Jack Wagner aime le golf et se classe parmi les 100 meilleurs golfeurs d'Hollywood.

Peter John "Jack" Wagner, II (born October 3, 1959, Washington, Missouri) is an American actor and singer, best known for his roles on the soap operas General Hospital, Santa Barbara, The Bold and the Beautiful and Melrose Place.

Caterina Valente - The Breeze And I

Interprète: Caterina Valente
Titre: The Breeze And I
Année: 1955

Caterina Valente (née à Paris, France ) est une chanteuse, une danseuse, une guitariste et une actrice .
Originaire d'une famille d'artistes italienne, son père Giuseppe était un joueur bien connu d'accordéon, sa mère, Maria Valente, une artiste immense. Elle a eu trois frères et sœurs, dont Silvio Francesco qui fit également carrière dans l'industrie du spectacle.

Caterina Valente (born 14 January 1931, Paris, France) is an Italian singer, guitarist, dancer, and actress. She was born into an Italian artist family. Her father, Giuseppe, was a well-known accordion player; her mother, Maria, a musical clown. She had three siblings, one of whom, Silvio (as Silvio Francesco), was also active in show business.

mercredi 3 juin 2015

Ugly Kid Joe - Everything About You

Interprète: Ugly Kid Joe
Titre: Everything About You
Année: 1992

Ugly Kid Joe (UKJ) est un groupe de hard rock californien fondé aux débuts des années 1990.

Ugly Kid Joe are an American rock band from Isla Vista, California, formed in 1987. The band's name spoofs that of another band, Pretty Boy Floyd. Ugly Kid Joe's sound includes a range of styles, including rock, hard rock, funk metal and heavy metal.
To date, Ugly Kid Joe have released three full-length albums, two compilation albums and two EPs. Their best selling records are As Ugly as They Wanna Be (1991) and America's Least Wanted (1992), which were both certified double platinum by the RIAA; the former is notable for being the first EP to go platinum. The band broke up in 1997, but announced a reunion in 2010.

T.H.P. Orchestra - Fightin' On The Side Of Love

Interprète: T.H.P. Orchestra
Titre: Fightin' On The Side Of Love
Année: 1976

The THP Orchestra was a Canadian disco group from Toronto created by European producers Willi Morrison and Ian Guenther. The band released its first album in 1977 and was nominated for a Juno Award for Most Promising New Group. After two releases in two years, the group shortened its name to THP and released a third album on Atlantic Records. It disbanded in 1980.

Sade - Smooth Operator

Interprète: Sade
Titre: Smooth Operator
Année: 1985
Palmarès: #3

Sade Adu (prononcer: chadé adou), de son véritable nom Helen Folasade Adu, (née le à Ibadan au Nigeria) est une auteur-compositrice-interprète de musique soul et jazz naturalisée britannique. Elle fait partie du groupe Sade depuis 1983.
Son œuvre est associée aux courants du smooth jazz et du jazz vocal.

Helen Folasade Adu, OBE (Yoruba: Fọláṣadé Adú; born 16 January 1959), known as Sade (/ʃɑːˈd/ shah-DAY), is a British Nigerian singer, songwriter, composer, and record producer. Following a brief stint of studying fashion design and modelling Adu began back up singing for a band named Pride, during this time she attracted attention from record labels and along with other members left Pride and formed Sade. Following a record deal Sade and her eponymous band released their debut album Diamond Life (1984), the album was a commercial success and sold over six million copies, becoming one of the top-selling debut recordings of the '80s and the best-selling debut ever by a British female vocalist.
Following the release of the band's debut album they went on to release a string of multi-platinum selling albums, their follow up Promise was released in 1985 and peaked at number one in the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200 and went on to sell four million copies in the US. Sade would later go on to make her acting debut in the film Absolute Beginners, before the release of the band's albums Stronger Than Pride (1988), Love Deluxe (1992) and Lovers Rock (2000) all of which went multi-platinum in the US. After the release of Lovers Rock the band embarked on a ten-year hiatus in which Sade raised her daughter. Following the hiatus the band returned with their sixth album Soldier of Love (2010) which became a commercial success and won a Grammy award.
Sade has been nominated six times for the Brit Award for Best British Female. In 2002, she was bestowed the Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for services to music, and she dedicated her award to "all black women in England" In 2012, Sade was listed at No. 30 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women In Music. Sade has a contralto vocal range.