Category: Pop


Secret Ties

Secret TiesSecret Ties was a dance-pop music group from San Diego, California that was formed in 1985 by producer/songwriter/keyboardist Brian Soares which consisted of him and various female vocalists Linda Harmon, Cheryl Ford, Christina Veronica and Shari Wilson.
Dancin' In My SleepIn 1986, the group released their debut single “Dancin’ in My Sleep” on the Nightwave Records label which peaked at #29 on Billboard’s Hot Dance\Disco Club Play chart (staying on the chart for 6 weeks) and received a lot of airplay on the radio.
All Through The NightA year later in 1987, Secret Ties released their only album “All Through the Night.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
One NightTheir follow-up single “One Night” peaked at #46 on Billboard’s Hot Dance\Disco Club Play (staying on the chart for only 3 weeks).
Dancin' InsanityThe last single released from the album “Dancin’ Insanity” failed to make the charts at all. It would turn out to be their last single released on Nightwave Records.

In 1989, Secret Ties released two singles “Boy Oh Boy” (on the Soaring Records label) and “You Can Lick It” (on the Megatone Records label), but neither of them appeared to make any impact on the charts at all.

After that, Secret Ties disbanded and appeared to have faded into obscurity. Sadly on February 15, 1997, Brian Soares passed away from complications due to AIDS. According to Discogs.com, Brian was working on a musical play about a woman living with HIV before he died.

It’s unknown what the female vocalists of Secret Ties are up to these days or if they’re still active in the music business.

To see a fan-made video for “Dancin’ In My Sleep,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Dancin’ Insanity,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “You Can Lick It,” go to:

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Romi & Jazz

Romi & JazzRomi & Jazz were a British music duo from the late ’80s\early ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were primarily signed to Chrysalis Records.
Reach OutIn 1988, they released their debut single “Reach Out.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.

The duo’s next two singles “People In the House” and “Love Crime” also failed to make any impact on the charts.
One Love One WorldIt wasn’t until 1990 that Romi & Jazz were able to make the music charts with the single “One Love One World” which peaked at #98 on the U.K. Singles chart.

After that, it seems as if they have faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what they’re up to these days.

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

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

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

The Reynolds GirlsThe Reynolds Sisters were a British vocal duo from the late ’80s that consisted of sisters Linda (born in 1970) and Aisling Reynolds (born in 1972) from Litherland (which is a suburb of Sefton, Liverpool in England). After giving music producer Peter Waterman a demo tape, they signed a record deal with the PWL record label.
idratherjackIn 1989, they released their debut single “I’d Rather Jack” (produced by music producers Stock Aitken and Waterman) which peaked at #8 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it their only hit song to date. It also charted in other countries such as Belgium, Australia, Ireland and the Netherlands.

The song was a response to music critics who ignored the younger pop music acts in the United Kingdom at the time and the radio DJ’s who continued to play older bands on their playlists instead of the songs created by Stock Aiken and Waterman.
get realAfter releasing a follow-up single “Get Real” which failed to chart at all, the duo faded out of the spotlight and into obscurity. It’s unknown what the Reynolds sisters are currently up to these days.

To see a music video for “I’d Rather Jack,” go to:

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

girls can't help itGirls Can’t Help It was a British pop music trio formed by music producers Colin Campsie and George McFarlane that originally consisted of Belinda “Billie” Adams, Katy Lynne and Peggy Sue Fender.
baby dollIn 1982, the trio released their debut single “Baby Doll” which peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Dance\Disco Top 80 chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks. The success of the single led to Girls Can’t Help It signing a record deal with Sire Records for a mini album.

Before the album’s release, Katy Lynne and Peggy Sue Fender left the group and were replaced by Jacqueline Bucknell and Samantha Spencer-Lane (who was previously on “The Benny Hill Show” as one of Hill’s Angels and a former member of pop trio Casablanca).
Pure WildIn 1983, Girls Can’t Help It released their mini-album “Pure Wild” which didn’t appear to make the album charts at all.
Rhythm Of The JungleTheir second single “Rhythm of the Jungle” failed to attract any attention which caused the trio to get dropped from their label and they went their separate ways before making a full album.

After the trio disbanded, Jacqueline Bucknell went on to become a hostess for the British version of the TV game show “The Price is Right” from 1984 to 1986 and continued her acting career in film & television. In 2003, she married British soap star Brian Capron & together, they own a corporate entertainment business.

Samatha Spencer-Lane returned to starring on “The Benny Hill Show” for a few episodes. After leaving the show, she went to become a choreographer and continued to act as well such as starring in a stage play called “Me and My Girl” on London’s West End.

It’s unknown what Billie Adams Katy Lynne and Peggy-Sue Fender are up to these days and it seems as if they’ve faded into obscurity.

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

Nicolette Larson

nicolette larsonNicolette Larson (born on July 17, 1952 in Helena, Montana) was a pop\country music singer from the late-’70s.

As a child, Nicolette and her family moved around a lot due to her father’s job working for the U.S. Treasury Department. She graduated from high school in Kansas City, Missouri where she attended the University of Missouri for three semesters. After that, she worked as a waitress & in office jobs.

Nicolette later moved to San Francisco, California where she worked at a record store and did volunteer work for the Golden Gate Country Bluegrass Festival. While working at the festival, she met a number of various musicians who were impressed by her voice and encouraged Nicolette to pursue a professional music career.

Nicolette later began performing in showcases in the Bay Area and made her professional singing debut for folk music artist Eric Andersen at a club in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

In 1975, she caught the attention of country rock band Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen who invited Nicolette to sing on their 1975 album “Tales from the Ozone.” After that, she toured with the band and would later sing on two of their albums as well.

Nicolette would later relocate to Los Angeles, California where she began working as a studio musician. Throughout the next four years, she appeared on various albums by artists such as Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, the Doobie Brothers, Hoyt Axton and Neil Young.
nicolette albumIn 1978, she signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records and released her debut album “Nicolette” in September of that same year. The album peaked at #15 on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold by the RIAA.
lotta loveThe lead single “Lotta Love” (which was written & originally recorded by Neil Young) became a hit, peaking at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 (becoming her only highest charting single on the Hot 100) and topped Billboard’s Easy Listening chart for a week in February of 1979.

The song was also successful in Canada where it topped the Adult Contemporary chart and peaked at #4 on the RPM music chart. It also charted in Australia at #11 on the music charts.

The follow-up single “Rhumba Girl” peaked at #47 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #38 on Billboard’s Easy Listening chart. The last single from the album “Give a Little” peaked at #19 on Billboard’s Easy Listening chart, but missed the Hot 100.

In 1979, Warner Bros. Records released a limited edition album caled “Live at the Roxy” which contains a December 1978 concert given by Nicolette at the Sunset Boulevard nightclub.
In The Nick Of Time
During that same year, Nicolette released her sophomore album “In the Nick of Time” which peaked at #47 on the Billboard Hot 100.
let me go love
The lead single from the album “Let Me Go, Love” (featuring singer Michael McDonald) was the only single from the album to chart, peaking at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.
dancing jones
The follow-up singles “Dancin’ Jones” and “Back in My Arms” failed to make the charts at all.
Radioland
In 1980, Nicolette released her third album “Radioland” which peaked at #62 on the Billboard 200.

The singles released from the album “Oo-Eee,” “When You Come Around” and the title song failed to make any impact on the charts at all.
foolmeagain
A year later in 1981, she appeared on the soundtrack to the film “Arthur” with the song “Fool Me Again” which was released as a single, but didn’t make the charts.
alldressedup
In 1982, Nicolette released her fourth album “All Dressed Up & No Place To Go” which peaked at #75 on the Billboard 200 chart (making her last album to make the Billboard 200). Like her previous album “Radioland”, the album flopped.
I Only Want To Be With You
The only single to make the charts was a cover version of Dusty Springfield’s 1963 song “I Only Want to Be With You” which peaked at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #15 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart (making her last appearance on both the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts).

After that, Nicolette went on to star in the country musical “Pump Boys and Dinettes” where her performance got positive feedback which led to a new record deal with MCA Records. In 1984, she was named the “Best New Female Vocalist” by the Academy of Country Music before she even released any country music albums.
Say WhenIn 1985, Nicolette released her fifth and first country music album “…Say When” which only peaked at #48 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
Only Love Will Make It RightThe first single from the album “Only Love Will Make It Right” peaked at #42 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, making it the highest charting single from the album.

The follow-up singles “When You Get a Little Lonely” (which peaked at #46) and “Building Bridges” (which peaked at #72) were moderately successful on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart. Despite that, Nicolette was named the “Best New Female Vocalist of the Year” by Cash Box magazine.
Rose Of My Heart
In 1986, Nicolette released her sixth album “Rose of My Heart” which peaked at #40 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
let me be the first
The lead single from the album “Let Me Be the First” peaked at #63 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart.

The follow-up single “That’s How You Know When Love is Right” (featuring singer Steve Wariner) fared better, peaking at #9 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart, making it her only hit song as a country music artist. The last single from the album “That’s More About Love (Than I Wanted to Know)” failed to chart at all.
Shadows Of Love
In 1987, she released her seventh album “Shadows of Love” which was only released in Italy, but it didn’t appear to generate a lot of attention. In 1988, she was featured on the soundtracks for the films “Twins” and “Renegade.”

In the ’90s, Nicolette went on a USO tour with singers Lauren Wood & Valerie Carter. During that time, she got married to drummer Russ Kunkel and had a daughter named Elsie May.
Sleep, Baby, SleepIn 1994, she released her last and first children’s album “Sleep Baby Sleep” on Sony Wonder Records.

On December 16, 1997, Nicolette passed away from complications due to cerebral edema that was triggered by liver failure. She was 45 years old at the time of her death.

In February of 1998, two tribute concerts for Nicolette were held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium which featured artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Joe Walsh and Carole King.

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

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

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

To see a fan-made video for “Let Me Go, Love,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Dancin’ Jones,” go to:

To see a video for “Back in My Arms,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “When You Come Around,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Fool Me Again,” go to:

To see a video for “I Only Want to Be with You,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Only Love Will Make it Right,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “When You Get a Little Lonely,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Let Me Be the First,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “That’s How You Know When Love’s Right,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Let Me Be the One” (from her album “Shadows of Love”), go to:

Francesca Beghe

Francesca BegheFrancesca Beghe (born in New York City) is a female pop singer from the early ’90s. Born and raised in New York City, she grew up singing in the church choir and studied classical piano. In her teen years, she learned to sing & play songs by artists such as Aretha Franklin & Bonnie Raitt.

For the next several years, Francesca worked on developing her songwriting and played around the New York club scene and opened up for various artists such as Muddy Waters, Jerry Garcia and Brownie McGhee.

In 1989, she was signed to EMI Music Publishing where a song of hers “Trust in Me” was recorded by singer Joe Cocker (which would later be featured in the 1992 movie “The Bodyguard”). A year later, she signed a record deal with SBK\EMI Records.
1991selftitledIn 1991, Francesca released her self-titled debut album. Although the album received critical acclaim, it’s unknown how or if the album managed to make the charts. She supported the release of her album by opening on tour for Michael Bolton and appeared on “The Tonight Show.”

The singles released from the album “Heaven Knows” and “Something About Your Touch” didn’t appear to make any impact on the charts at all.

In 1993, Francesca returned to the recording studio to work on her sophomore album, but due to her record label closing, the album was never released. Despite that, she continued to work in the music business, writing songs for various films such as “Double Jeopardy.”
dreamworldAfter taking some time off from the music business to start a family, Francesca began recording a new album and in 2006, she released her sophomore album “Dreamworld” independently (which is available on CD Baby).

As of 2016, Francesca continues to stil be active with her music career and is still performing as well.

To see Francesca’s official website, go to:
http://www.francescabeghe.com/

To see Francesca’s Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/francescabeghemusic

To see Francesca’s YouTube page, go to:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyX04_UC0vYyBiIfyJukBHw

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

To see the music video for “Something About Your Touch,” go to:

Made in London

made in londonMade in London was a pop music trio from the United Kingdom that consisted of members Kelly Bryant, Sheren Dyer and Marianne Eide.
dirty waterIn 2000, they released their debut single “Dirty Water” which peaked at #15 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it their highest charting single and only hit song to date.
shut your mouthThe trio’s follow-up single “Shut Your Mouth” flopped, peaking at #74 on the U.K. Singles chart despite gaining success on the Internet.
a perfect stormMade in London was supposed to release their debut album “A Perfect Storm” after the release of the second single, but after it flopped, the album’s release date was cancelled (although bootleg copies were released) and the trio disbanded.

These days, Sherine Dyer (who now goes under the name Sherii Ven Dyer) is a solo artist and in 2017, she released a mixtape called “The Rise Up” (which can be heard on Soundcloud).

It’s unknown what Kelly Bryant and Marianne Eide are up to these days.

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

To follow Sherii Ven Dyer on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/sheriivendyer?lang=en

To see Sherii Ven Dyer’s Soundcloud page, go to:

France Joli

france joliFrance Joli (born on February 2, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a female pop\disco singer who rose to fame in the late ’70s.

As a young child, France began performing for her relatives, lip-syncing Barbra Streisand songs while handling a skipping rope like a microphone. By the age of 6, she had appeared on television.

When she was 11 years old, France left public school to be tutored at home so she could focus on her career where she regularly appeared in television commercials and talent shows. At the age of 13, an acquaintance of France’s suggested that she meet up with a musician named Tony Green who approached France backstage after one of his concerts.

Tony didn’t take France seriously and according to him, “To get rid of her I [told] her to keep in touch.” Another source says that France visited Tony’s house to sing for him and that Tony first heard France singing from the audience at a “end of school year” show in 1978.

The next day, Tony wrote the song “Come to Me” for France. When the producer that Tony originally comissioned to record France indicated a desire to develop her as a Francophone singer, Tony took over the production duties for her. The tracks that France made with Green were picked up by the Prelude Records label.

fjoliOn April 17, 1979, France’s self-titled debut album was released. The album would eventually peak at #26 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The song “Come to Me” received popularity after France performed it on July 7, 1979 as a last-minute replacement for Donna Summer at a concert that was held on Fire Island before an audience of five thousand people.

come to me“Come to Me” became a hit on the charts, topping Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart (along with the tracks “Don’t Stop Dancing” and “Playboy”) for 3 weeks.

The song also crossed over to the pop charts where it peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and managed to peak at #36 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart. Another track from the album “Don’t Stop Dancing” peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
tonightIn 1980, France released her sophomore album “Tonight” which peaked at #175 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The lead single “The Heart to Break the Heart\Feel Like Dancing” peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Hot Music\Club Play Singles chart.
this time
The follow-up single “This Time (I’m Giving All I’ve Got)” flopped, peaking at #103 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
now
In 1981, France released her third album “Now!” The album (which was produced by Ray Reid & William Anderson from R&B\funk music group Crown Heights Affair) failed to make any impact on the charts at all.
gonna get over you
The lead single from the album “Gonna Get Over You” peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
your good lovin
The follow-up single “Your Good Lovin’ / Can We Fall in Love Again” peaked at #53 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.

During that same year, France was the opening act for The Commodores during their American tour. She would later leave Prelude Records and sign with Epic Records.
attitudeIn 1983, France released her fourth album (and first on Epic Records) “Attitude.” Like her previous album, it didn’t make any impact on the Billboard 200 chart.
girl in the 80sThe first single from the album “Girl in the 80’s/Standing in the Shadows of Love” peaked at #46 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
blue eyed technologyThe follow-up single “Blue Eyed Technology” didn’t fare so well on the charts, peaking at #61 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.
party lightsIn 1984, France performed the song “Party Lights” (which was released as a single in Japan) at the Yahama Music Festival and won the Grand Prix.
witch of loveIn 1985, she released her fifth album “Witch of Love” which was produced by George Duke. The album didn’t make the Billboard 200 charts at all.
does he danceThe only single released from the album “Does He Dance” peaked at #40 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and received some airplay in Canada.

After that, France left Epic Records and spent the next 10 years focusing on performing instead of recording music.
touchIn 1996, France reunited with Tony Green and released the single “Touch” on the Popular Records label. The song managed to peak at #24 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and became a regional hit in the New York tri-state area.
breakawayA follow-up single “Breakaway” was released, but didn’t generate a lot of success on the charts.
if you love meIn 1998 (thirteen years after the release of her last album), France released her sixth album “If You Love Me” on the Monogram Entertainment Network record label.
hallelujahThese days, France continues to perform and in 2012, she released a cover version of Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah.”

To see France Joli’s Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/thefrancejoli/

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

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Let Go,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Don’t Stop Dancing,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Heart to Break the Heart,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Feel Like Dancing,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “This Time (I’m Giving All I’ve Got)”, go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Gonna Get Over You,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Your Good Lovin’,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Can We Fall in Love Again,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Girl in the ’80s,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Blue Eyed Technology,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Does He Dance,” go to:

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

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

To see a fan-made video for “Save Me” (from her album “If You Love Me”), go to:

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

Funky Diamonds

funky diamondsFunky Diamonds were a German dance\pop music girl group from the ’90s. From 1993 to 1996, the group was originally a dance group and were even background dancers for DJ BoBo.

The original line-up consisted of Simone “Mo” Peter, Diethilde “Dee Dee” Gomes, Indra Zimmerman, Sibel Dugan and Yvonne “Y” Spath. After Sibel was injured in a car accident, she left the group and was replaced by Kira Lingenberg.
bad girlsIn 1996, the group released their debut single “Bad Girls,” but it’s unknown how or if the single charted at all.
i know that you want meIn 1997, their second single “I Know That You Want Me” peaked at #68 on the music charts in Germany, making it their only charting single to date.
funky diamonds albumDuring that same year, the Funky Diamonds released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #24 on the album charts in Germany and was certified Gold in Japan.

The follow-up singles from the album “It’s My Game” and “Get It On” didn’t appear to make any impact on the charts at all.

In August of 1997, the Funky Diamonds performed at the Summer Open Air Tour in Berlin, Germany along with other artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Aaron Carter and Nana.

In 1998, they released three singles “It’s All About You,” “Get Funky Go Sista” and “Night Fever” (which was only released in Japan), but it’s unknown how much impact any of those singles made on the chart.
diamonds are forever
In 1999, the Funky Diamonds released their second and last album to date “Diamonds Are Forever.” During that same year, Kira Lingenberg had left the group.
i wanna have
Their last single release to date “I Wanna Have” didn’t chart at all and by December of 1999, the group had disbanded.

Yvonne Spath went on to work as a television presenter and continue to work as a dancer for artists such as Billy Crawford, Kai Tracid, Loona and Sarah Connor (since 2002). These days, she resides in Munich and moderates a broadcast for a radio station on Saturday nights.

Dee Dee Gomes works as television presenter for sports channel DSF.

Simone Peter continued her dancing career for bands such as Cordalis, Captain Jack and Master Boy. It’s unknown what she is currently up to these days.

Kira Lingerberg runs her own Pilates studio in Berlin.

Indra Zimmerman attempted to start a solo career of her own, but it didn’t appear to pan out. It’s unknown what she is currently up to these days.

As for Sibel Dugan, it’s also unknown what she is currently up to these days as well.

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

To see the music video for “I Know That You Want Me,” go to:

To see the music video for “It’s My Game,” go to:

To see the music video for “Get It On,” go to:

To see a video of Funky Diamonds performing “It’s All About You,” go to:

To see a video of Funky Diamonds performing “Get Funky Go Sista,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Wanna Have,” go to:

N-Tyce

n-tyceN-Tyce were an R&B\pop girl group from London, England that consisted of members Ario Obubore, Chantal Kerzner, Donna Studds and M’Chelle Robinson. The group was signed to the Telestar Records label.
hey djIn 1997, the group released their debut single “Hey DJ! (Play That Song)” which peaked at #20 on the U.K. Singles chart.
we come to partyTheir follow-up single “We Come to Party” fared better on the charts, peaking at #12 on the U.K. Singles chart. The song was released as their debut single in the United States, but it didn’t appear to generate a lot of success there.
telefunkinIn 1998, N-Tyce released the single “Telefunkin'” which peaked at #16 on the U.K. Singles chart.
all day every dayIn June of that same year, the group released their debut and only album “All Day Every Day” which peaked at #44 on the U.K. Singles chart. In the U.S., the album was released promotionally.
boom boomThe last single from the album “Boom Boom” peaked at #18 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it their last chart appearance to date.

In July of 1998, N-Tyce was one of the opening acts for *NSYNC’s concert tour “NSYNC in Concert.” By 1999, the group disbanded and faded into obscurity, but according to research, N-Tyce had reportedly planned on reuniting in 2011 along with releasing a new album, but it’s unknown if those plans ever happened.

These days, it’s unknown what the members of N-Tyce are up to these days or if they’re still active in the music business.

To see the music video for “Hey DJ! (Play That Song),” go to:

To see the music video for “We Come to Party,” go to:

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

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