Fantasy (group)

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Fantasy
Origin New York, United States
Genres Dance-pop, pop, boogie, Club/dance, disco
Labels Pavillion/Epic
Past members Ken Roberson, Fonda Rae, Carolyn Edwards, Rufus Jackson, Tamm E. Hunt

Fantasy is an urban pop vocal group based in New York who scored several hits on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, including "You're Too Late", which hit number one in 1981.[1]

Group members include Ken Roberson, Fonda Rae, Tami Hunt, Rufus Jackson and Carolyn Edwards. The groups' producer, Tony Valor, continued to use the name in 1985 when they released an Italo disco-influenced single called "He's My Number One."

History[edit]

"You're Too Late" was a number-one dance hit in the United States. It had a five week reign at the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in early 1981.[1] It also reached the top 30 on the Soul Singles chart.[2]

In 1982, the band released a pop-soul number entitled "Hold On Tight", which peaked at number 35 on the Dance Club chart, followed by "Live the Life I Love", boogie song that had reached #41 position on the same chart by 1983.

Their last successful track titled "He's Number One" reached #37 on the Dance chart in 1986.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Album Release date Label Peak chart positions
U.S. Pop U.S. R&B
Fantasy 1981 Pavilion
Sex And Material Possessions 1982 Pavilion
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[4]
US
US Dan
US R&B
US DSS
UK
1981 "(Hey Who's Gotta) Funky Song" #51
"You're Too Late" #104 #1 #28
1982 "Hold on Tight" #35
1983 "Live the Life I Love" #41
1986 "He's Number One" #37 #14
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Joel Whitburn, Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003", 2004
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn Presents, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004", 2004
  3. ^ Billboard - Fantasy - You're too Late - Chart History. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
  4. ^ "Fantasy - Discography". Billboard/Allmusic. Rovi Corporation/Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 

See also[edit]

Preceded by
"Celebration" with "Take it to the Top" by Kool & the Gang
"You're Too Late"
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single

January 24, 1981 - February 21, 1981
Succeeded by
"Rapture" / "The Tide is High" by Blondie