Club House (band)

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Club House
OriginItaly
GenresItalo house, Italo disco, Eurodance
Years active1983–1996
LabelsZYX Music (Germany)
Media Records (Italy)
Atlantic Records (USA)
Past membersGianfranco 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.

Career[edit]

The group scored a hit in 1983 with a mashup medley of Steely Dan's "Do It Again" and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean", titled "Do It Again Medley with Billie Jean". It reached No. 7 in Ireland, No. 11 in the UK and No. 75 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. 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 version. 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] The 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]

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

  • Nowhere Land (The Album) (1995)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[3][4]
FIN
[3]
GER
[5]
IRE
[6]
NED
[3]
NZ
[3]
UK
[2]
US
[7]
US
Dance

[7]
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]

References[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