Clive Griffin

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Clive Griffin is a British pop vocalist, best known for his hit duet, "When I Fall in Love" (U.S. #23[1]) with pop singer Celine Dion. His debut album Step By Step sold 10,000 copies in his native UK in the late 1980s, and featured several singles, "Head Above Water", "Don't Make Me Wait", "The Way We Touch" and "Be There", which also featured James Ingram on backing vocals.

His second album Inside Out did not fare quite so well, with only "I'll Be Waiting" making any notable impact on the charts. Thus ended his recording contract with Phonogram. Picking up the pieces, in 1992 the singer embarked on a tour with Eric Clapton, before signing a U.S. record deal with Sony Records and releasing a self-titled album in 1993.

His third album contained the Diane Warren compositions "Commitment Of The Heart" (U.S. #96[1]) and "We Don't Know How To Say Goodbye".

The album proved to be his last, and aside from a guest vocal on the Preluxe track "You're The One For Me", Griffin has only surfaced vocally on session work for other musicians, most notably Take That ("Never Forget") and Kylie Minogue ("Your Disco Needs You").

As a child, Griffin provided the vocal for the Cadbury Fudge jingle, "A finger of fudge is just enough",[2] written by Mike d'Abo.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Step By Step (1989)
  • Inside Out (1991) (ITA #45[3])
  • Clive Griffin (1993)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
UK
[4]
AUS
[5]
GER
[6]
ITA
[3]
NED
[7]
NZ
[8]
US
[1]
1988 "The Way We Touch" Step By Step
"Don't Make Me Wait" 99
1989 "Be There" 76 163 36
"Head Above Water" 60
1991 "Reach For the Top" 80 32 Inside Out
"I'll Be Waiting" 56 20
1993 "When I Fall In Love" (duet with Celine Dion) 93 37 22 23 Clive Griffin
"Commitment of the Heart" 57 96
1994 "We Don't Know How To Say Goodbye"
1998 "You're the One For Me" (Preluxe featuring Clive Griffin) 90 single only
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c US Billboard Hot 100 peaks:
  2. ^ Maconie, Stuart. "Fudge Finger (from NME, 4th March 1989)". Imgur.com (original source published by Holborn Publishing Group). Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  3. ^ a b "Hit Parade Italia > Indice per Interprete: G". HitParadeItalia. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  4. ^ "Official Charts > Clive Griffin". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  5. ^ Australian (ARIA Chart) peaks:
  6. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts > Clive Griffin - Commitment of the Heart". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  7. ^ "Dutch Charts > Clive Griffin". DutchCharts. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz > Discography Clive Griffin". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2015-10-29.