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2 young girls who could not be more respectable...

Mel and Kim are an English duo formed in 1986 and composed of sisters Melanie and Kim Appleby.

Their first single "Showing out (Get fresh at the weekend)" was released the same year and enjoyed great success across the Channel as well as an honorable score in the USA.

It was not until the next single, "Respectable", and the year 1987 to see the duo propelled overnight to the top of the Charts. The title is a huge hit and the popularity of the two sisters literally explodes, especially thanks to their outfits which are all the rage among fans.

The single “F.L.M." comes out in stride and it is again a success, admittedly less but success nonetheless.

A year later, in 1988, the single "That’s the way it is" was released which also entered the Top10 singles.

The great adventure unfortunately takes a much darker turn when Mel reveals that she has cancer.

She died in 1990, thus definitively stopping the beautiful epic of this colorful duo and which was promised a radiant musical future.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ..) :

  • Showing out 1986

  • Respectable 1987

  • F.L.M. 1987

  • System 1987

  • I’m the one who really loves you 1988

  • That’s the way it is 1988

  • More than words can say 1989


Clips :

1986 ... the shattering beginnings. Hi-NRG top level version Stock Aitken and Waterman. The shock and charming duo could not ask for a better start !

1987 ... but it is THIS title which will make their glory and their fortune. An amazing hit that will undoubtedly remain as one of the biggest dance hits of the decade

1987 ... 3rd planetary hit in a row. The 2 sisters are then at the top of fame and success. They are very far from imagining the funeral fate that awaits one of them ...

1987...their one and only album is a total success. Almost no waste, a real feat. We can imagine the level of success of the others if they had been able to continue the adventure a little further...

1987...of course not all the titles will be released as Singles but it would have been a shame to hide them. Here they are now brought back to light...

1987...2 sisters who really set out to reach the stars and who are going to be caught up in a totally unexpected way by destiny...

1987...who could have imagined for a single second that the adventure would take such a dramatic turn ? Not many people, that's for sure...'s even rarer when 2 sisters succeed at such a level at the same time. They really had it all...

1988 ... after a literally euphoric 1987, the following year also presents itself under the best hospices. First single of the year and new hit ...

1988 ... the last notorious hit. And yes, already. A dazzling career which will have known the best and unfortunately in the end, the worst ...

1989 ... a title full of finesse and lightness that will go completely unnoticed. Normal, it will only be released in Scandinavian countries. What a pity...

2018...a nice posthumous gift with the release of this title which had never seen the light of day. We would have liked there to be others...


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