Thinking of You (Sister Sledge song)

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"Thinking of You" is a song released as a single by Sister Sledge in 1984 that became a hit in the UK. It was originally recorded for their 1979 album, We Are Family, and was included as the B-side to their UK top 20 single "Lost In Music". "Thinking of You" was written and produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, and, like many Sister Sledge hits, was built on the rhythmic foundations of their famous guitar and bass line arrangements.

By 1984, the group's chart fortunes had almost completely died out, with their 1983 album Bet Cha Say That to All the Girls failing to chart in any of the major territories. The belated issue of "Thinking of You" peaked at #11 on the UK Singles Chart[1] and #20 in Ireland,[2] reviving interest in the group in both countries, paving the way for the #1 hit, "Frankie". "Thinking of You" was remixed in 1993 after the success of the "We Are Family" remix, reaching #17 in the UK,[1] #21 in Ireland,[2] and #88 in Australia in 1994.[3]

Cover versions[edit]

Paul Weller covered this song on his 2004 album, Studio 150. This version made #18 in the UK[4] and later appeared on the 2005 compilation album, Acoustic 05. This song was also covered by Maureen Walsh (UK #11 in 1990[5])and Blacknuss (Blacknuss 3, vocals by Nai-Jee-Ria). Jenna Ortega, an American actress which plays Aimee Moore in CSI: NY episode, "Unspoken", and Harley Diaz from Disney Channel's Stuck in the Middle.

Dimitri from Paris released a pair of remixes of Thinking of You in 2010, including a vocal and instrumental version.[6] The vocal version was included on the Chic Organization box set released that year, Volume One - Savoir Faire.

Lisa Maxwell, a singer from Australia, also covered Thinking of You [7] on her album Wish in 1997 (NZ #50 [8] and Japan's J-Wave chart # 8 [9])

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official Charts > Sister Sledge". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-03-04. 
  2. ^ a b "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Combined screen-shot of search results for 'Sister Sledge'". Fireball Media. Retrieved 2016-03-04. 
  3. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 08 May 1994". ARIA. Retrieved 2016-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Official Charts > Paul Weller". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Official Charts > Maureen". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-03-04. 
  6. ^ Thinking of You Dimitri From Paris remix, Discogs link.
  7. ^ "Lisa Maxwell - Thinking of You". Discogs. 
  8. ^ "NZ Top 40 Chart. Lisa Maxwell -Thinking of You". 
  9. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc (1997-05-24). Billboard Magazine 24th May 1997. p. 95. 

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