Harlem Desire

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"Harlem Desire"
Single by London Boys
from the album The Twelve Commandments of Dance
B-side Talk! Talk! Talk!
Released 1987, 1989
Format 7" single, 12" single, CD single
Genre Europop, synthpop, Euro disco
Length 3:41
Label WEA, TELDEC
Writer(s) Ralf René Maué
Producer(s) Ralf René Maué
London Boys singles chronology
"Requiem"
(1988)
"Harlem Desire '89"
(1989)
"London Nights"
(1989)
Alternative Cover
1987 cover of "Harlem Desire".

"Harlem Desire" is a single by Europop duo London Boys. It was originally released in 1987 to limited success. As a result the single was released again in 1989 and featured on the album The Twelve Commandments of Dance. It was written and produced by Ralf René Maué, and its cover artwork features photography from Julian Barton.[1] The single peaked at #17 in the UK.

The B-side "Talk! Talk! Talk!" is a distant reworking of the track "Dance Dance Dance" which also appeared on The Twelve Commandments of Dance and was released as a 1987 single.[2] The original 1987 release featured the track "Put a Meaning in my Life" which was written by Django Seelenmeyer and Ralf René Maué.[3]

Formats[edit]

1987[edit]

7" Single
  1. "Harlem Desire" - 3:45
  2. "Put A Meaning In My Life" - 3:40
12" Single
  1. "Harlem Desire (Extended Mix)" - 8:18
  2. "Put A Meaning In My Life" - 3:40

1989[edit]

7" Single
  1. "Harlem Desire" - 3:41
  2. "Talk! Talk! Talk!" - 3:20
12" Single
  1. "Harlem Desire (Extended Mix)" - 8:21
  2. "Talk! Talk! Talk!" - 3:20
CD Single
  1. "Harlem Desire" - 3:44
  2. "Talk! Talk! Talk!" - 3:20
  3. "Harlem Desire (Extended Mix)" - 8:20
  4. "Kimbaley (My Ma-Mama Say)" - 4:14

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Irish Singles Chart[4] 6 4
UK Singles Chart[5] 17 7

Personnel[edit]

  • Edem Ephraim: Vocals
  • Dennis Fuller: Choreographer, backing vocals
  • Ralf René Maué: Writer, producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Explore Releases on Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  2. ^ "London Boys - Dance Dance Dance at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  3. ^ "London Boys - Harlem Desire (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  4. ^ Jaclyn Ward - Fireball Media Ltd. - http://www.fireballmedia.ie (1962-10-01). "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  5. ^ "UK Singles & Albums Chart Archive". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2012-02-20.