World on Edge

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World on Edge
OriginQuebec, Canada
GenresPop-rock
Years active1990s
Past members
  • Rob Meyer
  • Steph Thompson
  • Peter Hopkins
  • Jon Daniels

World On Edge were a Canadian pop-rock group from Quebec from the early 1990s. The four-some comprised Rob Meyer, Steph Thompson, Peter Hopkins, and Jon Daniels.

History[edit]

The World on Edge members worked together in (West) Germany with Christian Schudde, their co-producer. Their self-titled debut album World on Edge was released in 1991.[1] It produced six singles which reached the Top 40 (based on a combination of charts from 'RPM 100 Singles' and 'The Record'); their best-known hit was "Still Beating".

In 1992 the band was nominated as "most promising group of the year" at the Juno Awards, but did not win.[2][3]

The 1993 follow-up album Against All Gods received little air play and the video to the lead single "Who Shot Harry" was not aired by muchmusic. Album sales were weak; the group disbanded soon after.

They toured with Roxette on the Canadian leg of that group's 1992 Canadian tour.

Singles[edit]

Year Song CAN
1990 "Still Beating"[4] 16
1991 "Only the Lonely"[5] 14
"Wash the Rain" 14
"Standing, Push and Fall"[6] 22
"Little Lack of Love" 32
1992 "Love Like Candy" 89
"Goodbye" 39
1993 "Big Sky" -
1994 "Who Shot Harry" -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keith Tuber (July 1991). "Lamonte Dozier takes center stage". Orange Coast Magazine. Emmis Communications: 168–171. ISSN 0279-0483.
  2. ^ "Awards and nominations, 1992". Juno Awards database at junoawards.ca
  3. ^ "Complete list of Juno nominees", Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont. Feb 13, 1992 Page: B.1
  4. ^ "Top 100 Singles", RPM, Volume 53, No. 6 Dec 22, 1990
  5. ^ "Top 100 Singles". RPM, Volume 53, No. 11 Feb 16, 1991
  6. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (14 November 1992). "'Do it for you' does it at the SOCAN Awards". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 48–. ISSN 0006-2510.