Uncanny Alliance was a house music\dance duo from New York consisting of producer Brinsley Evans and female vocalist E.V. Mystique.
In 1992, they released their debut single “I Got My Education” which was a response to Crystal Waters’ song “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)”.
It was first released as a white label 12-inch single that was given to club deejays, but due to the popularity of the song, it was heavily bootlegged. When A&M Records released the official 12-inch single, a new version of the song called “Bootleggers Response” was featured on the b-side.
The song peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #12 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
In 1993, the duo released their second single “I’m Beautiful Dammitt!” which peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #40 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart a year later. Bette Midler covered the song in 1998 and it became a number-one hit on the 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.
Their third single “Everybody Up” peaked at #20 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
The duo’s last single “Happy Day” was released promotionally, but it was featured in the 1996 Adam Sandler film “Happy Gilmore.” After that, it seemed as if Uncanny Alliance disbanded.
Brinsley went on produced singles for artists such as Sandy, Karel and Jill Jones. It’s unknown what E.V. Mystique is up to these days.
To see the music video for “I Got My Education,” go to:
To see the music video for “I’m Beautiful Dammitt!,” go to:
To see a fan-made video for “Everybody Up,” go to:
To see a fan-made video for “Happy Day,” go to: