pure energyPure Energy was a dance music\post-disco music group that consisted of Curtis Hudson, Lisa Stevens, Raymond Hudson and Wade Hudson. Early on, Curtis, Raymond & Wade were playing in a band called The Professionals. After Lisa saw them perform at a club in Orange, New Jersey, the four of them formed a cover band.
pure energy albumIn 1980, the group signed a record deal with Prism Records. During that same year, they released their self-titled (and only) album. It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all.
party onTheir first single released from the album “Party On” became their first hit, peaking at #7 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart & managed to peak at #93 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart.
when you're dancinThe follow-up single from the album “When You’re Dancing” peaked at #35 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
come closerAnother single from Pure Energy’s debut album “Come Closer” was released promotionally, but didn’t chart.
breakawayIn 1982, Pure Energy released the single “Breakaway” which peaked at #20 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.

During that same year, they released two more singles “Too Hot” (which peaked at #57 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart) and “You’ve Got the Power” (which peaked at #65 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart).

In 1983, Pure Energy released the singles “Love Game” (which peaked at #30 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart) and “Spaced Out” (which didn’t chart, but was listed in Billboard magazine’s “Top Singles Picks” in the “recommended” section).

During that same year, Lisa Stevens & Curtis Hudson wrote the song “Holiday” which was discovered by music producer Jellybean Benitez. It was offered to R&B singers Phyllis Hyman & Mary Wilson (of the Supremes), but they turned it down. The song was later given to Madonna which became a hit on the pop & dance music charts. They would later write another song for Madonna called “Spotlight.”
one hot nightIn 1984, Pure Energy released their last single to date “One Hot Night” which didn’t chart. After that, the group disbanded.

In 1986, Lisa & Curtis welcome a son named Eric, who has gone on to become a successful songwriter & producer, working with various artists such as Ne-Yo, Mariah Carey, Dr. Dre, John Legend, Mary J. Blige & Trey Songz.
lovemusicIn 1989, Lisa released a solo single called “Love That Music,” but it’s unknown how or if it charted at all.

These days, it’s unknown if Curtis & Lisa are still currently active in the music business, but they were interviewed in 2012 about the success of “Holiday.” It’s unknown what Raymond Hudson & Wade Hudson are up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Party On,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “When You’re Dancing,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Come Closer,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Breakaway,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Too Hot,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “You’ve Got the Power,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Spaced Out,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “One Hot Night,” go to:

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