Ball of NRG !
Evelyn Thomas, whose real name is Ellen Lucille Thomas, is an American singer who experienced her first success in 1976 with the single "Weak spot".
She released her first album "I wanna make it on my own" in 1978. Album with modest success. Followed a year later in 1979 by the album "Have a little faith in me". Album which will allow her this time to get his first major success thanks to the eponymous title.
But she will have to wait 5 years and the year 1984 to reach supreme consecration thanks to the enormous single "High energy", single which will sell more than 7 million copies worldwide ! Single extract from the album of the same name.
The title sets fire to all dancefloors on the planet and launches the Hi-NRG standard, which will become one of the main musical references in dance for the years to come.
Then follows the single "Masquerade" which works well in all the Clubs of the Old Continent but moderately across the Atlantic. "Heartless", still from the same album, was released in 1985 and enjoyed greater success in the United States.
The singles "Reflections" and "How many hearts", both released in 1986, enjoyed only relative success. Singles from the album "Standing at the crossroads" released in 1987.
The adventure ended in 1989, when the singer voluntarily stepped back from the star system.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Weak spot 1976
My head's in the stars 1977
Thanks for being there 1978
Have a little faith in me 1979
High energy 1984
Sorry wrong number 1985
Cold shoulder 1985
No win situation 1987
High voltage 1987
Only once in a lifetime 1988
This is madness 1989
One world 1994
Stick to the plan 2008
1976 ... the first steps. A beginning of career which starts on the hats of wheel and which allows the young singer to obtain her first success. We couldn't dream of a better start !
1976 ... a second success which confirms the obvious talent of the singer. One suspects that we are rather off for a career of high, even very high level !
1977 ... the rest will prove to be a little more complicated to manage than expected. After an exceptional year 1976 in all respects, the year 1977 will prove to be very disappointing. Cruel turnaround ...
1978 ... the year 1978 will not do better unfortunately. And yet, she is far from demerit, that is clear. Especially when you see the quality of this Intimist title ...
1979 ... there is nothing to do, the singer can not get back to the peloton at the end of the decade. So she will have to take his patience and hope that things will get better the following decade ...
1984 ... and that, to settle, it's damn going to get better ! She will have to wait 5 years before she can return to the front of the stage but what a return ! She simply signs here one of the biggest Dance hits of the decade, if not of the end of the XXth century. A title that will literally set fire to all Dancefloors on the planet and offer her a direct ticket for posterity. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1984 ... of course, this sequel will not have the same level of success as the previous title as the bar has been set high but it still shows that the singer has indeed returned to the race. Hope it lasts !
1984 ... a year 1984 which saw her confirm a return to the front of the foreground. 3 titles and 3 classified titles including 1 of exception. Who says better ?
1985 ... the year 1985 will not know the same level of success as the year 1984 but the singer continues to be carried by a certain dynamic. What more !
1985 ... a great adventure that continues with this title. Admittedly, the singer is rather relegated to the bottom of the Charts but it still allows her to stay in contact with the competition ...
1985 ... surprisingly, this title will go under the radar despite a certain quality. A slight air gap which will unfortunately increase in the years to come ...
1986 ... after 2 years who saw her at the top of his game, the year 1986 will seem somewhat pale. With an outright disappearance of the Charts ...
1987 ... what she continues to offer is far from being ridiculous, but the fans of the first hour are gone. Cruel disillusionment ...
1987 ... a title that would have deserved recognition far superior to what it used to be, but when it doesn't want to, it doesn't want to. A end of decade decidedly difficult to manage ...
1988 ... the year 1988 will unfortunately not change anything. Despite an obvious good will, the singer still does not manage to stick to the peloton ...
1989 ... and yet, it really does not lack much to return to the contact of the best. It just lacks the little extra that had made all the difference during the years 1984 and 1985 ...
1994 ... she will have to wait 5 years and the year 1994 to find unexpectedly public favors. An improvement which will be short-lived unfortunately ...
2008 ... she will try to return again during the 2000 decade but the result will be the same. Tough law of the trade ...
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