Voggue

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Voggue was a female disco vocal duo from Canada composed of Chantal Condor[1][2] and Angela Songui. The group recorded two albums and released a number of singles, including "Love Buzz" and "Dancin' the Night Away", which appeared on the US dance music charts.[3]

History[edit]

In 1980, the duo released its first self-titled album, which contains the singles "Love Buzz", "Here We Are" and their most successful single, "Dancin' the Night Away", on the Trans-Canada label.[4] While the singles were well received,[5] some of the other tracks on the album were criticized as less polished and lacking in energy.[6]

In 1981, their most successful single, "Dancin' the Night Away", written by Denis LePage,[7] spent three weeks at #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in the U.S.[8] and also reached #39 in the UK Singles Chart.[9]

In 1983, a second album was released on Matra Records, containing the singles "I Want To Dance" and "Sunstruck Lovers". Voggue disbanded in 1984.

In popular culture[edit]

The play Coming Clean, by Kevin Elyot, includes a scene in which "Dancin' the Night Away" plays in the background.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montrealer to Sing at the Pyramids". Montreal Gazette, Aug 27, 2007
  2. ^ "She's not a million-seller, but singer Chantal Chamandy is at least a star in transit.". Toronto Star, Michele Henry April 1, 2007
  3. ^ "PBS special to premier in Detroit". The Arab American News, Saturday, 02.09.2008
  4. ^ "Promises dynamism". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 51– 16 January 1982. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ "Recommended LPs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 69– 20 March 1982. ISSN 0006-2510.
  6. ^ Barry Lederer (20 March 1982). "Disco Mix". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 59–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  7. ^ "Denis Lepage devient Nini No Bless". Le Journal de Quebec, Serge Drouin, 25 April 2011
  8. ^ Joel Whitburn's Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003, 2004
  9. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 588. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  10. ^ Kevin Elyot (2004). Four Plays. Nick Hern Books. pp. 67–. ISBN 978-1-85459-830-1.