Blue Mercedes

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Blue Mercedes were a pop music duo from London, England, comprising David Titlow and Duncan Millar.[1] Their song "I Want to Be Your Property" was a Billboard Hot 100 hit, peaking at #66 in 1988, and they achieved additional success on the US Dance Charts where they spent four weeks at #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. Further singles "Love is the Gun" peaked at #5 and "See Want Must Have" at #18 in the same chart, and in the UK "I Want To Be Your Property" reached #23 in the national chart.[1]

After releasing the single "That Beauty Is You", they evolved into the indie dance band Nixon and released the song "Sweet Temptation". Later, they released a number of dance tracks under the name Monica De Luxe, which entered UK Dance Charts.[2]

Titlow then went on to form the indie rock band Heave, who signed to Radar Records in the early 1990s[3] and is now a fashion and music photographer.[4]

Millar went on to produce further dance tracks including, as Exoterix, the first track released by EMI dance label Positiva Records in 1993.[5] Later, he released an acid jazz instrumental album under the name A One, on Indochina Records (subsidiary label of China Records),[6] and two smooth jazz albums on Instinct Records, N.Y.C.,[7][8] achieving a UK MOBO nomination as Best UK Jazz Act for the first of these in 1999.[9]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
January 1988 "I Want To Be Your Property" US Dance Chart 1
October 1987 "I Want to Be Your Property" UK Singles Chart 23
April 1988 "See Want Must Have" US Dance Chart 18
February 1988 "See Want Must Have" UK Singles Chart 57
August 1988 "Love is The Gun" US Dance Chart 5
July 1988 "Love is The Gun" UK Singles Chart 46
November 88 "Treehouse" UK Singles Chart -
October 89 "That Beauty is You" UK Singles Chart -
October 90 "Sweet Temptation"* UK Singles Chart -
  • as Nixon [MCA Records - NXN 1]

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Albums[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Rich and Famous New Zealand Albums Chart 25
1988 Rich and Famous US Albums Chart 165
1988 Rich and Famous UK Albums Chart -

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 66. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Anon., ed. (July 13, 1991). "The Top 60 Dance Singles". Music Week (Spotlight Publications). 
  3. ^ "discogs.com, Heave". Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "camerapress.com, David Titlow". Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Jones, Alan, ed. (April 12, 1993). "The Club Chart". Record Mirror. 
  6. ^ Lands, David (January 1996). "A-One, Free Association". Jazz Journal 49 (1): p.16. 
  7. ^ Grey, Hilarie (December 1998). "Currents". Jazz Times: p. 125. ISSN 0272-572X. 
  8. ^ Allder, Kevin (October 2001). "Smooth". Echoes: p. 65. 
  9. ^ Anon. (October 1999). "Best Jazz Act Nominations". MOBO Magazine, The Official Magazine of the Malibu 1999 MOBO Awards (Peter Gould for BiG Publishing): p. 27. 

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