Q-Feel

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Q-Feel
Origin England
Genres New wave, synthpop
Years active 1981–1984
Labels Jive
Past members Martin Page
Brian Fairweather
Trevor Thornton
Chris Richardson

Q-Feel was a British synthpop group. They released their self-titled album in 1982, which included their only hit single, "Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)."

"Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)" was an entry in the 1982 A Song For Europe, the UK's pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. It finished sixth (out of eight) behind eventual winners Bardo.

The song was also featured in the 1985 dance film, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, and the opening sequence of the 2007 retro comedy, Kickin' It Old Skool. Thanks to its presence in "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," the song gained significant exposure in Los Angeles, where Top 40 radio station KIIS-FM 102.7 championed the record, making it among one of their most-played songs at the time of the film's release.[1].

The outfit remains a one-hit wonder.

Group frontman Martin Page went on to achieve success as a songwriter and solo artist. He has frequently collaborated with fellow Q-Feel alumnus Brian Fairweather on songwriting and performing with other musicians. Page's debut solo album, 1994's In the House of Stone and Light featured contributions from Fairweather as well as fellow former Q-Feel bandmate, Trevor Thornton.

Personnel[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Tracklist
  1. "Crosstalk" (3:38)
  2. "A New Science" (4:41)
  3. "Electric Feet (Rhythm Machine)" (4:27)
  4. "Go For It" (5:45)
  5. "Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)" (6:07)
  6. "Heroes Never Die" (3:58)
  7. "Time Waits For No One" (4:02)
  8. "Red Light Zone" (5:00)

Singles[edit]

  • "Doctor on the Radio" (1981)
  • "Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)" (1982)
  • "Crosstalk" (1982) (promo only)
  • "Heroes Never Die" (1984)
  • "Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)" (1989) (reissue)

Charts[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1982 "Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)" US Club Play Singles 18
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 110
1989 U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 44
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 75

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Radio & Records newspaper, 1985 archives
  2. ^ Q-Feel- Q-Feel album @Discogs.com Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  3. ^ Allmusic.com – Charts & Awards