Category: Dance


Beverly Hill

Keep MovinBeverly Hill was an R&B/dance music act from the early ’80s. Not much information is given about this artist, but they was signed to the Old Town Records Label.

In 1981, Beverly Hill released the single “Keep Movin'” which managed to peak at #32 on Billboard’s Disco Top 100 chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.

After that, nothing much was heard from Beverly Hill and it appears as if they have faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from them since the ’80s.

To see a fan-made video for “Keep Movin’,” go to:

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Berri

BerriBerri (born Rebecca Sleight in 1974 in York, North Yorkshire, England) is a female English dance singer from the ’90s.
sunshine after the rainIn December of 1994, Berri made her debut on the charts with the single “The Sunshine After the Rain” (which was originally credited as “New Atlantic/U4EA featuring Berri”) which peaked at #26 on the U.K. Singles Chart.

When “The Sunshine After the Rain” was re-released in 1995 (with Berri credited as the only artist on the track), the song fared better on the U.K. Singles chart, peaking at #4 on the chart, making it her only highest-charting single to date. The song also peaked at #12 in Australia (where it was certified Gold) and #11 in Ireland.
shine like a starBerri’s follow-up single “Shine Like A Star” peaked at #20 on the U.K. Singles chart and #53 in Australia.
About TimeIn 1996, Berri released her debut and only album to date “About Time” in Japan only. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

Come And Get My Lovin' During that same year, she was the featured vocalist on music act Hector’s House’s single “Come And Get My Lovin'” and later contributed vocals to Indigo’s song “Here Comes the Rain.”
Do U BelieveIn 2000, she released the single “Do You Believe” with Plasma. It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all. According to research, Berri went on to work with various bands such as Degrassi and also performed with a folk music duo called The Raggy Anns.

These days, it’s unknown what Berri is up to these days and it appears as if she has faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for “The Sunshine After The Rain,” go to:

To see the music video for “Shine Like A Star,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Come and Get My Lovin’,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Do U Believe,” go to:

Alex Party

Alex PartyAlex Party was a house/dance music group from Italy that consisted of DJ Alex Natale, brothers Paolo & Gianni Visnadi (who were part of another music group, Livin’ Joy) and vocalist Robin “Shanie” Campbell.
alex party saturday nightIn 1993, they released their debut single, “Alex Party (Saturday Night Party)” which originally peaked at #49 on the U.K. Singles chart, but when it was re-released a year later, it peaked at #29 on the U.K. Singles chart.
dont give me your lifeIn 1994, Alex Party released their second single, “Don’t Give Me Your Life” which peaked at #2 on the U.K. Singles chart and #22 on the FIMI charts in Italy.

In the United States, the song peaked at #5 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart in 1995, staying on the chart for 13 weeks. It was also moderately successful in other countries (such as Australia, Germany, Iceland & Germany).
wrap me upThe group’s follow-up single, “Wrap Me Up” peaked at #2 on the FIMI charts in Italy, making it their highest-charting single in their home country to date. The song also managed to reach moderate success internationally, including the United Kingdom (where it peaked at #17 on the U.K. singles chart).
Alex Party albumIn 1996, Alex Party released their self-titled and only album. It’s unknown how or if the album charted.
read my lipsThe group’s next single, “Read My Lips” (which was originally released in 1993 as “Read My Lips/Saturday Night Party” and peaked at #49 on the U.K. Singles chart) peaked at #28 on the U.K. Singles chart.
simple thingsThe last single released from the album, “Simple Things” peaked at #13 on the FIMI charts in Italy, but failed to chart in other countries.
u gotta beIn 2000, Alex Party’s last charting single to date, “U Gotta Be” peaked at #33 on the FIMI charts in Italy and in the Netherlands. After that, not much was heard from the group and it seemed as if they faded into obscurity.

According to research, it seems as if Alex Natale is still working as a DJ in Italy, but it’s unknown what the Visnadi brothers and Robin “Shanie” Campbell are up to these days.

To see the music video for “Don’t Give Me Your Life,” go to:

To see the music video for “Wrap Me Up,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Alex Party (Saturday Night Party),” go to:

To see the music video for “Read My Lips,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “U Gotta Be,” go to:

The Point

the pointThe Point was a pop/dance music duo that consisted of vocalist Sybil Syn and musician Christopher Little. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to the I.R.S. Records label.
Fingernoid SlinkIn 1993, they released their debut and only album “Fingernoid Slink.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

Their only charting single was “Dance Is The Nu Sex” which managed to peak at #94 on the UK Singles chart, but didn’t appear to make much impact in the United States. Another single, “Hey Jane” failed to make the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if The Point faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what the members of the duo are up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Dance Is The Nu Sex,” go to:

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

Cassandra

simple things
Cassandra was a dance music artist from the late ’90s. Not much information is given about this artist, but she was signed to the ZAZA record label.

In 1996, she released her only single “Simple Things.” It’s unknown how or if the song made the charts at all. After that, it seems as if Cassandra has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the ’90s.

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

Jenaé Ezell

jenae ezellJenaé Ezell was a female pop/dance singer from the ’80s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the So’vi Records label.
don't even feel itIn 1988, she released her only single “Don’t Even Feel It.” It’s unknown how or if the single made any music charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Jenaé has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the ’80s.

[Note: There are no videos available for this blog entry.]

Sexy Dancer
Chaz & Joi were a dance music duo from the late ’80s/early ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to the Paragon Records label.

In 1989, they released their only single “Sexy Dancer” which peaked at #45 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart by 1990, staying on the chart for only a week.

After that, it seems as if Chaz & Joi have faded into obscurity and nothing much has been heard from them since.

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

Iris

irisIris (whose full name is Iris Huertas) was a female dance singer from the 2000s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Xtreme Records label.
now that i found youIn 2000, she released her debut single “Now That I Found You” which didn’t appear to make the music charts at all.
last night a DJ saved my lifeA year later, Iris released her follow-up and last single to date, a cover version of Indeep’s song “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” which also didn’t make the charts.

After that, it seems as if Iris has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the 2000s.

To see a fan-made video for “Now That I Found You,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life,” go to:

arielAriel (born Gina Cardinale in The Bronx, New York) is a female dance singer from the 2000s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to the Xtreme Records label.
woman in loveIn 2000, she released her debut single “Woman in Love” which peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, making it her only charting single to date.
where do i goHer follow-up single “Where Do I Go” didn’t appear to make the charts at all. After that, it seems as if Ariel has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since the 2000s.

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

To see a fan-made video for “Where Do I Go,” go to:

Mandy SmithMandy Smith (born Amanda Louise Smith on July 17, 1970 from England) is a former British pop music singer and model.

She became well-known in the public eye when she began dating Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman when she was just 13 years old (an Wyman was 47 years old at the time) & she was married to him from 1989 to 1991.

When she was 16 years old, Mandy signed a record deal with PWL Records, becoming the first artist signed to the label.
I just can't waitIn 1987, she released her debut single “I Just Can’t Wait” which peaked at #91 on the U.K. Singles chart. It was also internationally successful on the music charts in countries such as Australia (at #91), Germany (at #14), Italy (at #12), New Zealand (at #37), Norway (at #9) and Switzerland (at #16). It was also a hit in Japan at as well.
positive reactionHer follow-up single “Positive Reaction” made the music charts in Germany (at #39), Italy (at #16) and Switzerland (at #11), but didn’t make the charts in the U.K.
mandy albumMandy’s success in Europe and in Japan ultimately led to a full album deal and in April of 1988, she released her only album “Mandy” which made the album charts in Australia (at #144), Germany at (#60), Italy (at #41), Sweden (at #35) and in Switzerland (at #14).
boys and girlsThe third single from the album “Boys and Girls” made the music charts in Germany (at #23), Italy (at #12), South Africa (at #7) and Switzerland (at #4).
victim of pleasureThe last single from the album “Victim of Pleasure” peaked at #98 on the U.K. Singles chart and managed to peak at #22 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart (staying on the chart for 6 weeks).

It also made the music charts in Australia (at #91), Germany (at #49), Italy (at #18) and Switzerland (at #28).
dont you want me babyIn 1989, Mandy released a cover version of the Human League’s hit song “Don’t You Want Me Baby” which peaked at #59 on the U.K. Singles chart (making it her highest chart single to date) and made the music charts in Australia (at #90), Ireland (at #30) and Italy (at #13).

By the ’90s, Mandy had seemingly faded away from the music scene. She was married to footballer Pat Van Den Hauwe for two years and was briefly engaged to “Vanity Fair” fashion model Ian Mosby (with whom she had a son with named Max in 2001). She also worked as a make-up artist.

These days, Mandy resides in Manchester, England where she appears to be active in church and has written an advice column for a Christian lifestyle magazine since 2012. She has also set up a PR/counselling firm with her sister, Nicola.

To see the music video for “I Just Can’t Wait,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “Boys and Girls,” go to:

To see the music video for “Victim of Pleasure,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t You Want Me Baby,” go to:

As a bonus, here is a fan-made video for “Got To Be Certain” (which was later recorded by Kylie Minogue):