Simply Red

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Simply Red is a British band currently composed of Mick Hucknall (lead singer) and various backing musicians. The band's name is, in part, a reflection for Hucknall's passion for the Manchester United football team. The name also reflects Hucknall's curly mane of red hair, as well as his leftist political stance. The band's original line up was Hucknall, Tony Bowers (bass), Fritz McIntyre (keyboards), Tim Kellett (brass), Sylvan Richardson (guitar) and Chris Joyce (drums).

The band's debut single Money's Too Tight to Mention (1985) reached the British Top 20, and in 1986 their song Holding Back the Years hit the number one position in the United States. The band also had a U.S. Number One in 1989 with their cover of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' "If You Don't Know Me By Now", one of many remakes of soul music classics. They also performed together with singer Tom Jones for a track of his 1999 album Reload. Simply Red are re-recording seven catalogue studio albums with a view to reissue in 2006 via their official website.

Albums

Hit singles

  • 1985 "Money's Too Tight to Mention" #13 UK; #28 US
  • 1985 "Come To My Aid" #66 UK
  • 1986 "Holding Back the Years" #2 UK; #1 US
  • 1987 "The Right Thing" #11 UK; #27 US
  • 1987 "Infidelity" #31 UK
  • 1987 "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" #11 UK
  • 1989 "It's Only Love" #13 UK
  • 1989 "If You Don't Know Me By Now" #2 UK; #1 US
  • 1989 "A New Flame" #17 UK
  • 1991 "Something Got Me Started" #11 UK; #23 US
  • 1991 "Stars" #8 UK
  • 1992 "For Your Babies" #9 UK
  • 1992 "Thrill Me" #33 UK
  • 1992 "Your Mirror" #17 UK
  • 1992 "Montreux EP" #11 UK
  • 1995 "Fairground" #1 UK
  • 1995 "Remembering the First Time" #22 UK
  • 1996 "Never Never Love" #18 UK
  • 1996 "We're in This Together" #11 UK
  • 1996 "Angel" #4 UK
  • 1997 "Night Nurse" (Sly & Robbie feat. Simply Red) #13 UK
  • 1998 "Say You Love Me" #7 UK
  • 1998 "The Air That I Breathe" #6 UK
  • 1998 "Ghetto Girl" #34 UK
  • 1999 "Ain't That a Lot of Love" #14 UK
  • 2000 "Your Eyes" #26 UK
  • 2003 "Sunrise" #7 UK
  • 2003 "Fake" #21 UK
  • 2003 "You Make Me Feel Brand New" #7 UK
  • 2004 "Home" #40 UK
  • 2005 "Perfect Love" #30 UK

See also

External links

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