Charles & Eddie

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Charles & Eddie were an American soul music duo known principally for the single "Would I Lie to You", taken from their 1992 debut album, Duophonic. "Would I Lie to You?" won Ivor Novello Awards in 1993 in the Best Contemporary Song, Best Selling Song and International Hit of the Year categories.

Career[edit]

Charles Pettigrew and Eddie Chacon met on the New York subway.[1][disputed ]

Chacon had grown up in Hayward and Castro Valley, California, where he had started his first band at age 12 with neighborhood friends Cliff Burton (Metallica) and Mike Bordin (Faith No More). Later Chacon moved to Los Angeles, Miami, London and Copenhagen where his career moved more into songwriting and production. He wrote several hit songs, mostly in Europe.

Pettigrew was raised in Philadelphia and studied jazz singing at Berklee College Of Music in Boston while singing with Boston favorite Down Avenue. Pettigrew died of cancer on April 6, 2001, at the age of 37.[1] Not long before his death, he was recording with Tom Tom Club (Chris Franz and Tina Weymouth).

Chacon lives in Los Angeles and fronts the electronic duo The Polyamorous Affair with Sissy Sainte-Marie. In 2009, The Polyamorous Affair released the album Bolshevik Disco.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[3]
IRE NLD BEL
(FLA)
FRA GER AUT SWI SWE NOR AUS NZ US
1992 "Would I Lie to You?" 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 3 3 3 1 13 Duophonic
1993 "NYC (Can You Believe This City?)" 33 20 28 32 29 2
"House Is Not a Home" 29 36 59 2
"Shine" (FRA only) 3
1995 "I'm Gonna Love You (24-7-365)" 38 47 58 26 23 Chocolate Milk
"Jealousy" 68 39
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or was not released.

Music videos[edit]

  • 1992: "Would I Lie to You?"

Others[edit]

  • 1993: True Romance soundtrack ("Wounded Bird")
  • 1993: Addams Family Values soundtrack ("Supernatural Thing")
  • 1993: Super Mario Bros. soundtrack ("I Would Stop the World")
  • 2005: "Would I Lie To You" (remix) (billed as Musikk feat. Eddie Chacon)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "One-Hit Wonders at the BBC". 17 April 2015. BBC Four.  Missing or empty |series= (help)
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 101. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Official Charts Company: Charles & Eddie". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-04-15.