The Chimes (Scottish band)

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The Chimes were a successful dance music trio. Pauline Henry (born in Jamaica) with Mike Peden and James Locke from Edinburgh, in Scotland. They are best known for their hits "Heaven" and a remake of U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," which became a UK Top Ten hit.[1]

Chart success[edit]

In the U.S. they reached the Billboard Hot 100 with the song "1-2-3", at #86 in 1990. It spent two weeks at #1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, and its follow-up, "Heaven," was a #1 dance chart hit.

Bono from U2 commented that the Chimes' cover of their hit "I Still Haven't Found What Im Looking For" was the "only cover version he had heard that he enjoyed and did the original justice", adding "at last someone's come along to sing it properly".[citation needed]

Henry has also enjoyed dance club success as a solo artist with five hits in the UK Top 40, including "Feel Like Making Love", "Too Many People", "Can't Take Your Love", "Love Hangover" and "Never Knew Love Like This" (the latter featuring Wayne Marshall).[2] [3]

Pauline Henry performed at Bestival 2012 on the Isle of Wight with her band which included Bestival compere Scott Anderson on bass guitar.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[4]
IRL
[5]
NLD
[6]
BEL
(FLA)

[7]
GER
[8]
AUT
[9]
NOR
[10]
AUS
[11]
NZ
[12]
US
[13]
1989 "1-2-3" 60 41 4 86 The Chimes
"Heaven" 66 34 5
1990 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" 6 6 12 21 20 17 2 26 6
"True Love" 48 42
"Heaven" (reissue) 24 25
"Love Comes To Mind" 49
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 104–105. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 251. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/pauline%20henry/
  4. ^ "Chimes". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Chimes - Irish Chart". irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "DISCOGRAFIE THE CHIMES". Dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Chimes - Belgian Chart". ultratop.be. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "The Chimes - German Chart". charts.de. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  9. ^ "The Chimes - Austrian Chart". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "The Chimes - Norwegian Chart". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "DISCOGRAPHY THE CHIMES". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "DISCOGRAPHY THE CHIMES". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "The Chimes - US Hot 100 Chart". billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-04-06.