T-Spoon

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T-Spoon
Origin Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genres Eurodance
Years active 1991–present
Members Dominic Sas
Linda Blokland
Remy de Groot
Serge Ramaekers
Past members Greg Dillard
Ingrid Simons
Shalamon Baskin

T-Spoon is a Dutch Eurodance group. They were founded in 1991 by composer Remy de Groot (aka Prince Peration) and were offered a recording contract by No More Music.

Musical career[edit]

In 1994 the American jazz/blues vocalist Jean Shy was the featured singer for the Dutch formation.

In 1996, singer Linda Estelle joined the group, which changed the bands direction into the then-popular happy hardcore-genre. In 1997, they became famous with the summer hit "Sex on the Beach", which made the charts in The Netherlands as well as Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom. The song was first released in Ireland following its success in Europe. There it became one of the biggest hits of the year and peaked at number 2 in the Irish charts. Such was the success in Ireland that the song was released in the United Kingdom at the end of the summer and replicated the success in Ireland, also reaching number 2 in the UK charts. It is also frequently mistaken to be created by Vengaboys.

In 1998, Shamrock left the group, and was replaced by Greg Dillard. With Dillard as the band's new rapper, the group had the 1999 hit "Summerlove". In 2000, Greg Dillard left, and Estelle therefore became the new face of the group. In 2002, Shamrock rejoined T-Spoon, and the group has released a number of remixes that were not very successful.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
NED
Joy, Life & Pain
  • Release date: October 1994
  • Label: Alabianca Records
  • Formats: CD
71
Lexicon of Melody
  • Release date: September 1996
  • Label: Alabianca Records
  • Formats: CD
76
The Hit Collection
  • Release date: September 1997
  • Label: Alabianca Records
  • Formats: CD
15
T-Spoon
  • Release date: April 1999
  • Label: Alabianca Records
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
BEL
(Vl)

[1][2]
IRE
[3]
NED
[4]
NZ
[5]
UK
[6]
1993 "No Time 2 Waste" 26 10 Joy, Life & Pain
1994 "Take Me 2 the Limit" 28 9
"Where R U Now" (featuring Jean Shy) 26 10
1995 "Mercedes Benz" (featuring Jean Shy) 28 7
"See the Light" 19
"A Part of My Life" 17 Lexicon of Melody
1996 "Rockstar" 23
"Someone Loves You Honey" 27
"Smiling" 18
1997 "Fly Away" 90
"Sex on the Beach" 4 3 5 6 2 The Hit Collection
"Message of Love" 76
1998 "Tom's Party" 28 23 57 13 27 Single only
1999 "Got 2 Get U Back" 54 T-Spoon
"Summerlove" 14
"I Want to Be Your Man" 93
2000 "F.O.O.T.B.A.L.L. / Delicious" 58
2004 "Sex on the Beach 2004" 70 Singles only
2009 "No Time 2 Waste 2009" 94
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belgian peaks
  2. ^ Belgian peak
  3. ^ Search for Irish peaks
  4. ^ Dutch peaks
  5. ^ New Zealand peaks
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  7. ^ "Certified Awards Search: T Spoon". BPI. Retrieved 2010-08-14.