Uncanny Alliance was a house music\dance duo that consisted of producer Brinsley Evans and female vocalist E.V. Mystique.
In 1992, the duo released their first single “I Got My Education” which was a response song to Crystal Waters’ song “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless).”
The single was first released as a white label 12-inch vinyl single that was given out to club DJ’s. The song became so popular, record labels were vying to sign Uncanny Alliance.
During this process, the single was heavily bootlegged & was sold by unscrupulous individuals who got the promotional white label single.
The duo was eventually signed to A&M Records and “I Got My Education” was officially released as a 12-inch and CD single. A new version of the song “Bootleggers Response” was included on the single as a b-side.
The single managed to peak at #2 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and #12 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart. The song also peaked at #39 on the UK Singles chart. In 1993, the duo released their second single “I’m Beautiful Dammitt” which peaked at #10 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
A year later, the single peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and #40 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
The song was later covered by Bette Midler in 1998 on her album “Bathhouse Betty” and topped Billboard’s dance charts. In 1994, Uncanny Alliance released their only album “The Groove Won’t Bite.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
The duo’s third single “Everybody Up” peaked at #20 on Billboard’s Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
The last single from the album “Happy Day” was released as a promotional single, but didn’t chart. The song was featured in the Adam Sandler film “Happy Gilmore.”
After that, it seems as if Uncanny Alliance faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since.
To see the music video for “I Got My Education,” go to:
To see the music video for “I’m Beautiful Dammit,” go to:
To see a fan-made video for the “Deep Vocal Mix” version of “Everybody Up,” go to:
To see a fan-made video for “Happy Day,” go to: