IMG_5966.JPGThe Chimes were a dance music trio from Scotland that consisted of singer Pauline Henry (born in Jamaica), bassist Mike Peden and drummer James Locke. IMG_5969In 1989, the trio released their debut single “1-2-3” which peaked at #60 on the U.K. Singles chart.

In the United States, the song peaked at #86 on the Billboard Hot 100, #14 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles chart, topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart for 2 weeks in February of 1990 and #41 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks. IMG_5968Their second single “Heaven” peaked at #66 on the U.K. Singles chart. In the United States, it became their second dance hit, topping the chart for a week in April of 1990.

It also peaked at #15 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #54 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks. IMG_5970The Chimes’ third single, a cover version of U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” peaked at #6 on the U.K. Singles chart. In the U.S., the song also peaked at #47 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn 1990, the Chimes’ debut (and only) album was released. It peaked at #162 on the Billboard 200 and #71 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. In the U.K., the album peaked at #17 on the U.K. Albums chart.

IMG_5971.JPGThe third single “True Love” peaked at #48 on the U.K. Singles chart. In the United States, the song peaked at #65 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks. IMG_5972The trio’s last single “Love Comes to Mind” peaked at #49 on the U.K. Singles chart. After that, it seemed as if the Chimes faded into obscurity.

Pauline Henry has enjoyed success as a solo dance music artist in the United Kingdom. In 2012, she and her band the Isle of Wight performed at Bestival.

These days, Pauline continues to be active in the music business. As for their other members, their whereabouts are unknown.

To see the music video for “1-2-3,” go to:

To see the music video for “Heaven,” go to:

To see the music video for “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” go to:

To see the music video for “True Love,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Love Comes to Mind,” go to:

 

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