Shades of Love (band)

The Shades of Love were an electronic dance studio act consisting Meli'sa Morgan.[1] Hailing from New York City, their best known material is "Keep in Touch". The original version entered the US dance charts in 1982, where it peaked at #26. In 1995, a remix of the song was released and hit number on the US dance charts.[2][3]

Shades of Love
Also known asMeli'sa Morgan
OriginNew York City, United States
GenresPost-disco
Hi-NRG
Boogie
Years active1979-1984
LabelsScorpGemi (US)

HistoryEdit

The "band" debuted with an uptempo number "Come Inside", released by Scorpgemi Records in 1979. The next singles, released by the same record label, "Do Your Own Dance" and "Come and Make Me Feel Good" helped shape their typical sound. "Come and Make Me Feel Good" and the infamous "Keep In Touch (Body To Body)" were produced, arranged and written by Lonnie Johnson and Patrick Adams.

Chart performanceEdit

Year Title Chart positions[2][4][5]
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Club Play U.S. Dance Sales UK
1982 "Keep In Touch (Body To Body)" 52 26
1995 "Body to Body" 1 40 64

DiscographyEdit

Partial singlesEdit

"Keep In Touch (Body to Body)", 1982
12" / VD-5021[6]
  1. "Keep In Touch (Body to Body)" – 5:49
  2. "Keep In Touch (Body to Body)" (instrumental) – 4:52
  • Label: Venture
  • Songwriter, producer: P. Adams, L. Johnson

Other singlesEdit

  • "Come Inside" (1979, Scorpgemi Records)
  • "Do Your Own Dance" (1981, Scorpgemi Records)
  • "Come And Make Me Feel Good" (1982, Scorpgemi Records)
  • "Come and Make Me Feel Good (Remix)" (1983, Scorpgemi Records)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dance/Electronic > More Dance Acts Take Organic Approach to Music". Billboard/Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 115: 31. June 14, 2003. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ a b "AMG: Shades of Love - Keep in Touch (single) - Billboard charts". All Music Guide (Rovi Corp.). Retrieved 2011-12-06.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 230.
  4. ^ "AMG: Shades of Love (singles) - Billboard charts". All Music Guide (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 2011-12-06.
  5. ^ "'Keep in Touch' 1995 at The Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-12-06.
  6. ^ ""Keep in Touch" by Shades of Love". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-12-06.