This video playlist includes all of the hit singles from the band, plus a couple of extra remixes. It's been a while since I've heard many of these tunes, and I've come to realise that the communards really did release some excellent songs - enjoyed all of these!.
1. Don't Leave Me This Way (Original Extended Version)
2. Never Can Say Goodbye
5. So Cold The Night
6. You Are My World
7. For A Friend
8. There's More To Love
9. Never Can Say Goodbye (Shep Pettibone Mix)
10. Tomorrow (12" Extended Version)
Don't Leave Me This Way
Don't Leave Me This Way was the eighties band's biggest hit, and was a cover of Thelma Houston's song. The song was the third single to be lifted from the band's self-titled debut album. It spent four weeks at the top of the UK singles chart and lead vocals were provided by Sarah-Jane Morris.
The fourth single from the album, So Cold The Night, reached #8 and was the second top ten hit for the band. The only other track to break into the top ten was Never Can Say Goodbye which reached #4 in the UK in 1987 and featured on the band's second album Red.
Overall, the 80s band achieved success with nine Top 30 hits during the eighties (including a remix of You Are My World) before splitting-up in 1988.
Jimmy Somerville's voice is on top form on this Hi-NRG version of the song, which was the second single to be released from the duo's second studio album Red. The song reached #4 in the UK and was also a hit across Europe, and became their second biggest hit of the 80s, after Don't Leave Me This Way.
Never Can Say Goodbye was originally a hit for the Jackson 5 in 1971 and also for disco diva Gloria Gaynor almost four years later in 1975.
What great songs the Communards made, and Disenchanted is no exception. Sadly, due to WMG not allowing people to embed many Communards or Bronski Beat videos on their site, you can't view the video. That's despite the fact that you're given the option to purchase the songs from this site, and that non-official videos are allowed on Youtube. Talk about picking on the little guys!
Anyway, you can still listen to a snippet of the song which I hope will suffice.
was the Communards second single release taken from the 80s band's
debut self-titled album. The song reached #29 in the UK and was the
follow-up single to You Are My World which had peaked at #30. It's such a shame that this song didn't make the top ten, at least.
Two more songs were released from the album as singles; Don't Leave Me This Way which was the band's best-seller, spending four weeks at No.1, and my favourite Communards song So Cold The Night. A 1987 remix of You Are My World reached #21.
Tomorrow was the first single to be released from The Communards second (and last) studio album Red. Released in 1987, the song reached #23 in the UK singles chart and also made #2 in the U.S. Dance Chart.