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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Psychedelic Furs - India / Pulse / We Love You / Flower

The self-titled debut LP from The Psychedelic Furs produced a whopping 4 tracks that charted on the Billboard Dance chart. This group consisted of brothers Richard And Tim Butler, John Ashton, and Vince Ely.

They first hit the chart on August 9, 1980 with the Import 12" of We Love You. This 12" was not a remix but rather the LP Version. It spent 4 weeks on the chart and reached #77. Once the LP was released, clubs jumped on it and played India, Pulse, We Love You, and Flowers. With these 4 songs it was the first 2 times they charted. They went on to chart 5 more times. These will be featured soon.

Here they are from the LP Psychedelic Furs.

Taken from the original LP on Columbia 36791
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India - 6:22
Pulse - 2:39
We Love You - 3:28 (originally charted on an import 12" on August 9, 1980 #77)
Flowers - 4:12
All four charted on November 8, 1980. Spent 14 weeks on the chart and reached #36

Monday, November 12, 2007

ABC - Look Of Love

No need for me to tell you about this group from Sheffield, Yorkshire, England that consisted of Martin Fry, Mark White, Stephen Singleton, Mark Lickley And David Palmer. Everybody knows about this group.

Here is ABC's first appearance on the Dance chart. After this release they went on to chart 10 more times between 1982 and 1991. Of course, three of their songs did chart twice with different remixes. (Those songs will be featured a little later.)

Anyway here is the 12" single of LOOK OF LOVE.

Taken from the original 12" single on Mercury 4023
Look Of Love (USA Remix - Dub Version) - 7:37
Look Of Love (Part 3 - Dance Version) - 4:17
Song charted on September 4, 1982. Spent 26 weeks on the chart and reached #1