Pure Energy (band)

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Pure Energy
Genres Dance-pop
Disco
Post-disco
Club
Years active 1980–1984
Labels Prism Records

Pure Energy was an American disco and post-disco music group best known for their various club hits such as "You've Got the Power", "Breakaway" and "Love Game". The band comprised Curtis Hudson, Lisa Stevens, Raymond Hudson, and Wade Hudson.[1]

Two members of the group, Curtis Hudson and Lisa Stevens, also wrote a song titled "Holiday", covered by Madonna in 1983.

History[edit]

The group first signed to Prism Records in 1980 to record a disco and R&B- influenced eponymous album which spawned two singles, namely "Party On" in 1980 and "You've Got the Power" in 1982.

In 1982, the group released "Breakaway" and "Too Hot" which entered the Billboard Dance charts,[2] both written by Raymond Hudson, Curtis Hudson, and Lisa Stevens.

In 1983, they recorded two Italo disco-influenced boogie songs, "Spaced Out" and "Love Game". Although not charted, Billboard magazine listed "Spaced Out" among its Top Single Picks in the "recommended" section.[3] The second song, however, peaked at number #30 on the Billboard Dance chart.[2] "Love Game" was remixed by Morales and Munzibai.

In 1984, they recorded a freestyle song titled "One Hot Night", written by the group members.

Shortly after their final release, Pure Energy split up.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart Positions
US
1980 Pure Energy
  • Released: 1980
  • Label: Prism (PLP-1007)
  • Formats: LP

Singles[edit]

Year Title Label Peak chart positions[2]
U.S. U.S. Dance U.S. R&B UK
1980 "Party On" Prism Records #7 #93
1981 "When You're Dancing" Prism Records #35
1982 "Breakaway" Prism Records #20
1982 "Too Hot" Prism Records #57
1982 "You've Got the Power" Prism Records #65
1983 "Love Game" Prism Records #30

Other singles[edit]

Year Title Label
1983 "Spaced Out" Prism Records
1984 "One Hot Night" Prism Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pure Energy - Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  2. ^ a b c "((( Pure Energy > Singles > Billboard )))". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation), Billboard (VNU eMedia, Inc.). Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Billboard (r) Top Single Picks (tm)". Billboard/Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 95: 63. February 19, 1983. ISSN 0006-2510.