The Adventures of Stevie V
The Adventures of Stevie V was a British dance music act from Biggleswade Bedfordshire, England. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, it scored several hits on the UK Singles Chart and the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, most notably with the song "Dirty Cash (Money Talks)". ‘Dirty Cash’ was a hit in 1990, not 1989.
Assembled by producer Stevie Vincent, the group consisted of Vincent, Mick Walsh and singer Melody Washington. Their most successful single was "Dirty Cash (Money Talks)", a 1989 dance hit that crossed over to pop radio and hit No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart, as well as peaking at No. 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1990. An album, Adventures of Stevie V would follow, with a further two singles reaching the charts – "Body Language" reaching the UK Top 40, and "Jealousy" reaching both the UK and US charts.
Vincent released a second album, Satisfy Me in 1993, which featured a host of different singers, including soul divas Thelma Houston, Gwen Guthrie, Ruby Turner and Beverlei Brown. The singles "Push 2 the Limit" and "Paradise" did not chart.
After the demise of The Adventures of Stevie V, Walsh went on to have a US dance hit with "Set Me Free" by Clubland having moved to New York City. Vincent meanwhile would go on to teach music technology at Bedford College, Bedford.
- 1990 : Adventures of Stevie V
- 1993 : Satisfy Me
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|1989||"Dirty Cash (Money Talks)"||2||10||1||3||20||13||16||18||34||25||75||1||Adventures of Stevie V|
|"That's the Way It Is"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993||"Push 2 the Limit"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Satisfy Me|
|1997||"Dirty Cash (Money Talks) '97" (remix)||69||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Single only|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.|
- List of Number 1 Dance Hits (United States)
- List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart
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