Sonia Dada

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Sonia Dada
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genres Rock, soul, rhythm and blues
Years active 1990 (1990)–present
Labels Chameleon, Capricorn Records, Calliope Records, Razor & Tie
Website soniadada.com
Members See below

Sonia Dada is a Chicago-based rock/soul/rhythm and blues band, which tours with anywhere from six to eight members. The band formed in 1990, when founding member Daniel Pritzker heard three future members (Michael Scott, Paris Delane, and Sam Hogan) singing in a subway station.[1] Sonia Dada has become a mainstay of the Chicago musical scene in the years since, incorporating elements of rock, soul, gospel, and funk.

Their 1992 debut album, Sonia Dada, produced a major radio hit, "You Don't Treat Me No Good", and sold more than 100,000 copies.[1] The album peaked at #29 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart in 1993.[1] In 1994, the band's tour saw them opening for the group Traffic, as well as headlining an extremely successful Australian tour.[1] The album reached #1 on the Australian ARIA charts and was the #13 highest selling album for the year of 1993.[2] The single "You Don't Treat Me No Good" was a #1 hit and the #3 highest selling single for the same year, while "You Aint Thinking (About Me)" was #40.[3] However, they are known primarily as a one-hit wonder there.[4] On the Australian ARIA charts "You Aint Thinking (About Me)" reached #3.

Since then, Sonia Dada has released four studio albums and a live album. Their 2004 release, Test Pattern, was released in a deluxe edition with a bonus DVD containing short films by Jeth Weinrich.[1]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart
positions
AUS NZ US Heat
1992 Sonia Dada 2 17 29
1995 A Day at the Beach
1998 My Secret Life
2002 Barefootsoul
  • Release date: August 20, 2002
  • Label: Calliope Records
2004 Test Pattern
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details
1999 Lay Down and Love It Live
  • Release date: October 12, 1999
  • Label: Calliope Records

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
AUS
[5]
NZ
[6]
1992 "You Don't Treat Me No Good" 1 2 Sonia Dada
1993 "You Ain't Thinking (About Me)" 3 19
"The Edge of the World" 64
"New York City"
"Paradise" 96 Sonia Dada (1994 Re-Release)
1995 "Sail Away" A Day at the Beach
1996 "Screaming John"
1999 "I Want to Take You Higher" Lay Down and Love It Live
2002 "Baby Woke Up" Barefootsoul
2005 "Old Bones" Test Pattern
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video
1993 "You Don't Treat Me No Good"
"You Ain't Thinking (About Me)"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Biography. Allmusic.com.
  2. ^ ARIA End of Year Album Charts 1993 Accessed 18 August 2008[dead link]
  3. ^ ARIA End of Year Singles Charts 1993 Accessed 18 August 2008
  4. ^ Sonia Dada Return. Undercover, April 19, 2005. Accessed April 2, 2007.[dead link]
  5. ^ "australian-charts.com - Australian charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ "charts.org.nz - New Zealand charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 28, 2011. 

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