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Cut 'N' Move were a Danish dance/hip hop group from Århus.[1][2][3]

Cut 'N' Move
OriginÅrhus, Denmark
GenresEurodance, hip house
Years active1989 (1989)–1996 (1996)
LabelsSoulPower, Epic, Medley
Past membersPer Holm
Jørn K
MC Zipp
Thera Hoeymans (1990–94)
Zindy Laursen (1993–96)

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OriginsEdit

The group was founded in 1989 by keyboard player Per Holm, disc jockey Jørn K (Jørn Kristensen), and rapper MC Zipp (Jens Kjær Larsen).[4] In December 1990 singer Thera Hoeymans joined the group.[4]

Debut album: Get SeriousEdit

Their debut single "Take No Crap" featured vocals by Danish singer Christine Christiansen and was released in 1990. The following year the single was released internationally as "Get Serious". The song became a moderate hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and a top 10 hit on the dance chart. Their debut album, Get Serious, was released on Epic Records in 1991 and was a moderate success in dance clubs in Europe.[5] The album sold 53.000 copies in Denmark, with an additional 200.000 copies worldwide.[6] In 1992, the group was awarded three Danish Grammy Awards for Danish Newcomer of the Year, Danish Hit of the Year ("Get Serious"), and Danish Rap/Dance Album of the Year (Get Serious).

Second album: Peace, Love & Harmony and departure of Thera HoeymansEdit

For their second album, Peace, Love & Harmony (1993), Danish-American singer Zindy Laursen joined the group. On the album Zindy provided lead vocals on four tracks, while Thera Hoeymans sang lead vocals on two tracks.[6] Their cover of the KC & the Sunshine Band song "Give it Up" went to number-one in Australia for four weeks in 1994.[7] The track reached number 61 in the UK Singles Chart.[8]

In March 1994, Thera Hoeymans left the group to pursue a career as a theatre actor.[9][10]

Third and final album: The Sound of NowEdit

Cut 'N' Move released their third and final studio album, The Sound of Now, in 1995. They scored a minor hit in the US with lead single "I'm Alive", which went to number 46 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.[11] The song reached number 49 in the UK chart[clarification needed].[8]

Greatest hits and disbandingEdit

In 1996 Cut 'N' Move released the greatest hits album Into the Zone '91-'96 which included three new songs.[12] The album was awarded Danish Dance Album of the Year at the Danish Grammy Awards.

The group disbanded in 1997.[13]

In a retrospective article in 2009, Politiken called Cut 'N' Move "a kind of big sister to the 90s' biggest Danish hit group Aqua" and wrote: "18 years later the band still stands as a milestone in Danish music. Cut 'N' Move was simply the band that brought dance music to the country".[14]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • Get Serious (1991)
  • Peace, Love & Harmony (1993)
  • The Sound of Now (1995)
  • Into the Zone '91-'96 (1996)
  • Hits 'N' Remix (2003)
  • Get Serious - De Største Hits (2009)

SinglesEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[15]
AUT
[16]
DEN
[17][18]
GER
[19]
NLD
[20]
NOR
[21]
NZ
[22]
SWI
[23]
UK
[24]
US
[25]
US
Dance

[25]
1990 "Take No Crap" 1 Get Serious
1991 "Get Serious" 76 8
"Spread Love" 1 9
1993 "Give It Up" 1 6 1 6 30 2 5 34 61 Peace, Love & Harmony
"Peace, Love & Harmony" 35
"Sunshine" 92 85
1995 "I'm Alive" 21 4 61 49 46 The Sound of Now
"Real Emotion"
1996 "Missionary Man" 137 Into the Zone '91-'96
"Upside Down"
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "aarhus.dk: Thera Hoeymans" (in Danish). aarhus.dk. Archived from the original on 2009-08-05. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
  2. ^ "Cut'N'Move gendannes" (in Danish). Jyllands-Posten. 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
  3. ^ Bille, Torben, ed. (1997). Politikens Dansk Rock 1956-1997 (in Danish). Politikens Forlag. pp. 122–123. ISBN 87-567-5777-8.
  4. ^ a b Heick, Annette (1993-03-07). Så rykker de igen (in Danish). BT.
  5. ^ Cut 'N' Move at Allmusic
  6. ^ a b Madsen, Lise Penter (1993-02-28). Vi vil ikke have klistermærker på (in Danish). Berlingske.
  7. ^ "australian-charts.com > Cut 'N' Move – Give It Up (song)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  8. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 131. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  9. ^ Dorte, Quist (1994-07-14). Sort skærmtrold til eleva2ren (in Danish). Ekstra Bladet.
  10. ^ Dorte, Quist (1994-03-17). Færdig med cut'n'move (in Danish). Ekstra Bladet.
  11. ^ Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com
  12. ^ Hartung, Peter (1996-07-08). Rock og rytmer/uge 28 (in Danish). Dagbladenes Bureau.
  13. ^ Nielsen, Søren (1997-01-10). Ingen rubrik (in Danish). Dagbladenes Bureau.
  14. ^ Giese, Ditte (2009-09-21). 40 år i morgen: Kvinden, der tryllebandt MTV (in Danish). Politiken.
  15. ^ Australian (ARIA Chart) peaks:
  16. ^ http://austriancharts.at/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Cut+%27N%27+Move
  17. ^ "Top 10 Sales in Europe" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 10 no. 13. 27 March 1993. p. 28. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  18. ^ "Hits of the World: Denmark (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research)". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 107 (18): 47. 6 May 1995. ISSN 0006-2510.
  19. ^ http://musicline.de/de/chartverfolgung_summary/artist/Cut%2527n%2527Move/5256/single
  20. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Cut+%27N%27+Move
  21. ^ http://norwegiancharts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Cut+%27N%27+Move
  22. ^ http://charts.org.nz/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Cut+%27N%27+Move
  23. ^ http://hitparade.ch/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Cut+%27N%27+Move
  24. ^ http://zobbel.de/cluk/CLUK_C.HTM
  25. ^ a b "Cut 'n' Move". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  26. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1994". Australian Record Industry Association Ltd. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  27. ^