Saturday, February 20, 2010
Jango Song Of The Day-Hot Chocolate
Song:You Sexy Thing
Album:Their Greatest Hits
There were two groups called Hot Chocolate in the 70s. This British group is the one behind the 1975 top five hit You Sexy Thing. And it entered the top ten again when it was used in the 1997 film The Full Monty. The leaders of Hot Chocolate were lead singer Errol Brown (born Nov. 12, 1948 in Kingston, Jamaica) and bassist Tony Wilson (born Oct. 8, 1947 in Trinidad). They wrote all the songs. Other members were Tony Connor on drums, Larry Ferguson on keyboards, Harvey Hinsley on guitar and Patrick Olive on percussion. A 1969 cover of John Lennon's Give Peace A Chance got them a contract with Apple Records. But Apple was imploding at the time and legendary producer Mickie Most put them on his own RAK label. They were doing very well on the British charts but really hit it big when You Sexy Thing reached #3 on the Billboard Hor 100 in 1975. Tony Wilson left to go solo in 1975 and Olive took over the bass. They also had a top ten hit with Every 1's A Winner. Hot Chocolate continued to be very successful on the British charts until Brown disbanded the group in 1986. He hasn't had much solo success but You Sexy Thing has been very durable and returned to the charts again when it was used in the 1997 film The Full Monty. And it also got a lot of attention from it's use in a 1999 Burger King commercial. You can get all of their hits on this comp. Errol Brown now lives in retirement in the Bahamas. You Sexy Thing has made him a lot of money. Here's the video for You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate from The Full Monty.