Chéri (band)

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Chéri
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres R&B, boogie
Years active 1982-1983
Past members Rosalind Hunt
Lise Cullerier

Chéri was a Canadian female dance music duo from Montreal, consisting of American Rosalind Milligan Hunt and Canadian Lise Cullerier. They had one Billboard Top 40 hit, "Murphy's Law", in 1982.[1]

History[edit]

Friends Hunt and Cullerier began singing together at the suggestion of Hunt's mother, singer Geraldine Hunt.[2] Calling their duo Chéri, in 1982 they recorded a single, "Murphy's Law", which became their only Billboard Hot 100 entry, peaking at #39.[3][4] The song also hit number-one on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and is notable for its speed-up vocal chorus ("got it all together, dontcha baby"). The song was written by Geraldine Hunt and Daniel Joseph, and released on Venture Records.[5]

Chéri continued to record, following up with another single "Give it to me Baby",[6] and also that year released an album, Murphy's Law, which included the hit single. Some of Chéri's recordings featured Amy Roslyn instead of Cullerier.[7]

In 1983 the band released the album Love Stew through the label 21 Records.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
U.S. U.S.
Dance
1982 "Murphy's Law" 39 1 Cheri
"Give It To Me Baby" 53
1983 "Working Girl" 40 Love Stew
"Small Town Lover" 56
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Kearney; Randy Ray (1999). The Great Canadian Book of Lists. Dundurn. pp. 188–. ISBN 978-0-88882-213-0. 
  2. ^ Norm N. Nite (1 September 1985). Rock on: the illustrated encyclopedia of rock n' roll : the video revolution, 1978-present. Harper & Row. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-06-181644-4. 
  3. ^ "Briefs: The 100 Greatest Lost Hits of The 80’s Part 2: #32". LOGO: Newnownext, 1/8/2016
  4. ^ "Rhythm and Blues". The Canadian Encyclopedia, Jude Kelly, Daniel Caudeiron. 05/08/11
  5. ^ "New on the Charts". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 55– 10 April 1982. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  6. ^ Brian Chin (23 October 1982). "Dance Trax". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 34–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  7. ^ James Arena (30 March 2016). Legends of Disco: Forty Stars Discuss Their Careers. McFarland. pp. 100–101. ISBN 978-1-4766-2457-0. 
  8. ^ "Summer simmers with syncopated beat of some spunky disco sounds". Daily Iowan, July 6, 1983. page 7, Paul Soucek.