Club House (band)

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Club House
Origin Italy
Genres Italo house, Italo disco, Eurodance
Years active 1983–1996
Labels ZYX Music (Germany)
Media Records (Italy)
Atlantic Records (USA)
Past members Gianfranco Bortolotti
Carl Fanini
Hidalgo Serra
Silvio Pozzoli

Club House was an Italian house music studio group composed of Gianfranco Bortolotti, Carl Fanini, Hidalgo Serra, and Silvio Pozzoli.

Musical career[edit]

They climbed to number 75 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1983, with a mashup medley of Steely Dan's "Do It Again" and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean". In 1991, they hit number-one on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with "Deep In My Heart",[1] which used portions of Kier Kirby's vocals from Deee-Lite's 1990 single "Power of Love."

The same two songs in Club House's 1983 medley were also recorded as a note-for-note dance medley by the Detroit, Michigan band, Slingshot, which hit number-one on the dance chart with its cover versions.[citation needed]. There was a further version by Brooklyn Express, a New York studio project by Began Cekic and Eric Durham, also in 1983

Club House was also well known for the dance single "Light My Fire" (featuring Carl) which peaked at number 7 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1994.[2] Their follow-up single, "Living In The Sunshine", was not quite so successful as it only managed number 21 in the UK in July the same year.[2]



Year Single Peak chart positions Album

1983 "Do It Again/Billie Jean (medley)" 41 7 10 33 11 75 Singles only
"Superstition/Good Times (medley)" 59
1987 "I'm a Man/Yeké Yeké (medley)" 69
1989 "I'm Alone"
1990 "Deep In My Heart" 41 55 1
1991 "I'm Falling Too" 18
1992 "Take Your Time" Nowhere Land
1993 "Light My Fire" (featuring Carl) 67 19 45
1994 "Light My Fire" (remix) 26 20 11 7
"Living In The Sunshine" (featuring Carl) 106 23 21
"Nowhere Land" (featuring Carl) 56
1995 "All By Myself" (featuring Carl)
1996 "You And I"
1997 "World Of Dreams"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974–2003. Record Research. p. 60. 
  2. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 111. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ a b c d International peaks
  4. ^ Australian (ARIA) chart peaks:
  5. ^ German peaks
  6. ^ Search for irish peaks Archived 2009-06-03 at WebCite
  7. ^ a b US peaks