Lime (band)

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Lime
Lime performing in New York City (2013)
Lime performing in New York City (2013)
Background information
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresHi-NRG,[1] post-disco,[1] dance-pop[1]
Instrument(s)TR-808, Jupiter-8, Juno-60, MC-4
Years active1980–present
LabelsMatra Records
Prism Records
Polydor/PolyGram Records
Unidisc Records
Critique/Atco/Atlantic Records

Lime is a Canadian disco band from Montreal, Quebec. The group was originally composed of married couple Denis and Denyse LePage who had a 1981 number one US Dance hit with "Your Love".[2] They continued to perform as recently as 2018, although others have also performed under the name of Lime.[3][4]

History

In 1979, Denis LePage wrote, arranged, and released an instrumental 12" single vinyl record called "The Break" under the name Kat Mandu. It appeared first on Unidisc Records. The single was successful and peaked at number three on Billboard's Disco chart.[5] Lime released their debut album Your Love in 1981.[2] The title track was a gold record and a #1 Billboard Disco-chart hit in the US.[6] 1982 saw the release of Lime's second album Lime II supported by the single "Babe We're Gonna Love Tonight", which reached #6 on the Billboard Dance Chart.[6]

Although known for their work with Unidisc, the band also had ties to the Matra label.[7] Later in the band's run, Denis transitioned and they continued to perform together, however there have also been performances by Joy Dorris and Rob Hubertz under the brand of Lime.[8][9]

Discography

Studio albums

  • Your Love (1981)
  • Lime II (1982)
  • Lime 3 (1983)
  • Sensual Sensation (1984)
  • Lime – The Greatest Hits (1985)
  • Unexpected Lovers (1985)
  • Take the Love (1986)
  • A Brand New Day (1988)
  • Caroline (1991)
  • Stillness of the Night (1998)
  • Love Fury (2002)

Singles

Year Title Peak chart positions
US Dance
[10]
UK
[11]
1981 "Your Love" 1
"You're My Magician"
1982 "Baby, I'll Be Yours / Agent 406"
"Wake Dream"
"Come and Get Your Love" 18
"A Man and a Woman"
"Babe, We're Gonna Love Tonight" 6
1983 "Angel Eyes" 12
"Guilty" 22
1984 "I Don't Wanna Lose You"
"Take It Up"
"My Love"
"Give Me Your Body" / "On the Grid"
1985 "Unexpected Lovers" 6 78
"Alive and Well" / "I'm Falling in Love"
1986 "Take the Love"
1988 "Brand New Day"
1989 "Sentimentally Yours"
1991 "Babe, We're Gonna Love Tonight (Remix)"
1992 "Come and Get Your Love (Remix)"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Compilations

  • The Greatest Hits (1985)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Alex Henderson. "Unexpected Lovers - Lime | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b Di, Marco (28 June 2021). "Tiga drops dark remix of Lime favourite 'Angel Eyes'". Rave Jungle. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  3. ^ Arena, James (30 March 2016). Legends of Disco: Forty Stars Discuss Their Careers. McFarland. pp. 138–141. ISBN 978-1-4766-6496-5. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Staten Island nightlife: Disco fever alive and kickin' at SIUH Charity Ball". Staten Island Advance. 21 October 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 142.
  6. ^ a b Kantor, Ira. "Ira Kantor's Vinyl Confessions: The Lovable Sweetness of Lime". vintagerock.com. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  7. ^ Walker, Alissa (21 November 2014). "7 Pieces of Album Art From the Golden Age of Disco Design". Gizmodo. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  8. ^ Arena, James (30 March 2016). Legends of Disco: Forty Stars Discuss Their Careers. McFarland. pp. 81–84. ISBN 978-1-4766-6496-5. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  9. ^ Galil, Leor (6 July 2016). "The Daphne festival sings the unsung women of electronic music". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Lime Songs US Chart Singles". Music VF. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  11. ^ "LIME | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved 4 April 2020.

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