Angie Gold

Angie Gold (born Angelina Fiorina Kyte) [1]is a British singer[2] whose song "Eat You Up" was a dance hit in 1985.[3]

BiographyEdit

Born into a musical and artistic Italian family, at the age of eight she was already performing in clubs on weekends.[4] At 17 she did her first TV show.[4]

In 1978, Angie Gold released a single in Germany on Polydor. The title song, "Der schönste Tag" (English translation: "The most beautiful day"), was a previously unreleased adaptation of "If I Had Words".[5]

At the age of 22, she was a contestant on a Saturday night TV show called Search for a Star, where she was spotted by the CBS / Epic Sony record label. After signing a contract with them, she released a Gus Dudgeon-produced single titled "Every Home Should Have One". After another single, she recorded her debut album,[4] which was released in 1982.[6]

Gold's second album, produced by Ben Findon,[4] appeared later in the year.[6] In 1982 with a song titled "Get It Over With"[citation needed] from that album she competed at the 11th Tokyo Music Festival (held at the Budokan), winning a "silver" award.[2]

In 1985, she released a song titled "Eat You Up",[7] which reached number 30 on the[which?] US Billboard disco chart.[3] A Japanese-language cover of the song, titled "Dancing Hero", was released by Yōko Oginome as her seventh single.[8] The original (published in Japan under the title "Suteki na High Energy Boy") was also popular there, spending four consecutive weeks at the very top of Oricon's International Singles Chart in early 1986.[9]

In 1988, Gold became the new voice of the South-African Hi-NRG band People Like Us and recorded songs including "Resurrection" and "Two to Tango". She also recorded the ballad "Prayer for You", which was originally co-written by Cindy Dickenson.

In late 2007, she reunited with Ian Levine (with whom she worked in the 1980s and 1990s, starting with the 1986 single "Applause" on Passion Records) to record a new song titled "No Pain No Gain" for the various artists album Disco 2008.[10][11]

As of 2007–2009, she lived in the Canary Islands.[12][10]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • Angie Gold (1982)
  • A Lady of Gold (1982)
  • Applause (1986)
  • Angie Gold (1988)

Compilation albumsEdit

  • The Best of Angie Gold (1995)

Albums with People Like UsEdit

  • People Like Us (1988)

SinglesEdit

Year Title Charts Album
US
Dance

[3]
AUS
[13]
JPN Oricon
Int'l

[14]
1978 "Der schönste Tag" non-album single
1981 "Every Home Should Have One" Angie Gold
"Love's Fool"
"A Woman's Intuiton" A Lady of Gold
"Get It Over With" 62
1982 "Who Am I Kidding"
"Lucky in Love" Angie Gold
1985 "Eat You Up" 30 1 Applause
"Timebomb"
1986 "Applause"
1987 "Third Finger Left Hand" non-album single
1988 "Haunted House" Angie Gold (1988)
1989 "Right Back in the Middle" non-album single
1993 "Take My Breath Away"
1997 "I Finally Found Someone" (with Paul Parker)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Angie Gold interview". Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  2. ^ a b Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (17 April 1982). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 52–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  3. ^ a b c "Angie Gold Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-12-07.
  4. ^ a b c d "Angie Gold Biography". Angie Gold official website. Archived from the original on 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2019-12-07.
  5. ^ "ultratop.be - Angie Gold - Der schönste Tag". Retrieved 2019-12-07.
  6. ^ a b "Angie Gold Discography". Archived from the original on 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2019-12-07. Angie Gold (1982)
  7. ^ "ultratop.be - Angie Gold - Eat You Up". Retrieved 2019-12-07.
  8. ^ "80年代に日本人がカバーして大ヒットした元ネタ洋楽5曲!". OKMusic. 2017-05-22. Retrieved 2019-12-07.
  9. ^ "オリコンのデータ協力による "全曲、80年代の週間オリコンチャートNo.1" の洋楽コンピが登場!". Sony Music Japan. 2017-08-08. Retrieved 2019-12-07.
  10. ^ a b Ian Levine (2009-01-10). "Angie Gold - Eat You Up - YouTube". Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  11. ^ Disco 2008 at Discogs
  12. ^ Ian Levine (2019-05-27). "Angie Gold - You Take My Breath Away - YouTube". Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  13. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 127. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  14. ^ "Eat You Up":
    "オリコンのデータ協力による "全曲、80年代の週間オリコンチャートNo.1" の洋楽コンピが登場!". Sony Music Japan. 2017-08-08. Retrieved 2019-12-07.

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