Chéri (band)

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Chéri
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresR&B, boogie
Years active1982–1983
Past membersRosalind 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] 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.[4]

Chéri continued to record, following up with another single "Give It to Me Baby",[5] 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.[6]

In 1983 the band released the album Love Stew through the label 21 Records.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Chéri, 21 Records (1982) Canada
  • Murphy's Law, Venture Records (1982) US
  • Love Stew, 21 Records (1983)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[8] Album
US Pop
[9]
US Dance
[10]
US R&B
[11]
UK
[12]
1982 "Murphy's Law" 39 1 5 13 Cheri
"Give It to Me Baby" 57 53
"Star Struck"
"Come and Get These Memories"
1983 "Working Girl" 27 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. ^ Kelly, Jude; Caudeiron, Daniel (8 May 2011). "Rhythm and Blues". The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  4. ^ "New on the Charts". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 10 April 1982. pp. 55–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ Brian Chin (23 October 1982). "Dance Trax". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 34–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  6. ^ James Arena (30 March 2016). Legends of Disco: Forty Stars Discuss Their Careers. McFarland. pp. 100–101. ISBN 978-1-4766-2457-0.
  7. ^ Soucek, Paul (6 July 1983). "Summer simmers with syncopated beat of some spunky disco sounds" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. p. 7.
  8. ^ "Chéri Top Songs / Chart Singles Discography". Music VF. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Chart History - Cheri: HOT 100". Billboard. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Chart History - Cheri: DANCE CLUB SONGS". Billboard. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Chart History - Cheri: HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS". Billboard. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  12. ^ "CHERI - full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 November 2020.

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