Fun Fun is an Italian group formed by producers Dario Raimondi and Alvaro Ugolini and considered to this day as one of the greatest Italo Disco groups of the 1980s. It will notably include in its ranks the singers Antonella Pepe, Angel Parisi but also, and above all, Ivana Spagna. The same Ivana Spagna who will know fame and success through her career carried out under the name of Spagna.
And as often in this kind of group, the singers on stage will not be the real singers. The 2 producers will call on models, notably Francesca Merola and Roberta Servelli to ensure the stage part.
A group that enjoyed resounding success in 1983 with the release of their first title called "Happy station". But it is especially the two following titles, "Color my love" and "Gime me your love", still extracted from the same album, which will definitively consecrate the group. The two titles will ignite all Dancefloor on the planet and explode the notoriety of the group.
Complete change of casting for the second album "Double fun", which was released three years later in 1987. The singers, like the models, have been renewed for the most part. A new producer, Larry Pignagnoli, has also entered the dance.
A fatal renewal for the group because apart from the single "Baila bolero" which was released a year earlier in 1986, no other title on the album will meet with success. A group which will nevertheless experience a last mini hit in the United States in 1989 with the title "Give me love".
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Happy station 1983
Color my love 1984
Give me your love 1984
Living in Japan 1985
Sing another song 1985
Give a little love again 1985
Tell me 1985
Baila bolero 1986
Gimme some loving 1987
Could this be love 1987
Give me love 1989
Capital girl 1991
I'm needin' you 1994
1983 ... a startling, to say the least, with a first title which was a real hit on the Old Continent. Now, the hard part will be to confirm that this dazzling success is not the result of chance ...
1984 ... not only the group confirms all the good that one thinks of him but in more he signs here one of the biggest dance hits of the decade. HU-GE !
1984 ... as if a planetary mega hit were not enough, the group followed suit with a title of equivalent caliber. An exceptional year 1984 with 2 mega hits. Not bad for a small group of Italo Disco out of nowhere !
1985 ... the years go by but are not necessarily alike. As much as 1984 was an exceptional year for the group, 1985 will prove to be one of the most disappointing. The group does not demerit however but does not manage to capitalize on the enormous air demand generated by the previous titles. Pity...
1985 ... and yet it is not for lack of trying. But there are years when everything works and years when nothing goes. This year 1985 would rather be part of the 2nd category ...
1985 ... when it doesn't, it doesn't. There is the quantity however on the titles side but the group does not manage to find the same level of success as the previous year
1985 ... in an ocean of Dance titles, it happens exceptionally for the group to leave to explore the Intimate domain and my faith, it is far from being ridiculous
1986 ... a single title year, an exceptional fact concerning them. We saw it in 1985, the quantity will not have made the group happy. It will be quite the opposite in this year 1986 : only one title but what a title! The group gets a new global mega hit and definitely returns to the musical legend of the 80s as one of the very best groups of Italo Disco of the decade. HU-GE !
1987 ... the group switches to Hi-NRG mode, a daring bet, a risky bet and above all a lost bet. It's been tried, it's trendy but given what the competition offers, the group still has work to reach the level of the best in this field, it is clear
1987 ... and this is not tis title that will change the situation in any way despite an obvious quality. The group does not manage to find a second wind and irreparably loses contact with the leading pack
1989 ... after a year 1988 empty, we find the girls in an obvious form in this year 1989. A reunion in the form of a last stand because it will be the last 'little' hit of the group ...
1991 ... the adventure is not quite over. Come on, a last little title for the road, moreover, of certain quality. We will not shy away from our pleasure !
1994 ... all in all, there was still one left. A nice adventure that will have lasted ten years and which will have produced several anthology Dance hits, a more than satisfactory result !
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