TINA CHARLES is an English singer who achieved success as a disco artist in the mid to late 1970s. She provided the lead vocals for 5000 Volts' 1975 disco hit single "I'm On Fire". Although not publicly acknowledged as a group member at the time due to contractual problems, TINA CHARES was considered to have a stronger voice than the group's later official lead singers. Her big break with the band came soon after in 1975, when Indian-British composer/producer Biddu, who had just enjoyed massive success worldwide with the disco hit "Kung Fu Fighting" for Carl Douglas, produced the singles "You Set My Heart On Fire" and "I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves To Dance)" for her. The latter single spent three weeks at number one on the UK chart in March 1976, and was a major hit around the world. Biddu's collaboration continued on a future album and another song hit: "Dance Little Lady Dance". In total, she spent 42 weeks on the UK Singles Chart in 1976 alone, mainly due to these two records. During this time, TINA CHARLES touring band included Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes, who would later go on to find success as ‘The Buggles’, then as members of ‘Yes’, and later as a top record producer (Horn) and founding member of ‘Asia’ (Downes). Further hits like "Love Me Like A Lover", "Dr. Love", and "Rendezvous" made her a pop star in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, but she was never able to achieve success in the US. Her only solo recording to chart significantly in the US was "You Set My Heart On Fire", which reached number 3 on Record World's 'Disco File Top 20' chart in the autumn of 1975.
"You Set My Heart On Fire" (1975)
"Love Me Like A Lover" (1976)
"Dance Little Lady Dance" (1976)
"Dr. Love" (1976/1977)
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