Dollar were David Van Day (who appeared on Coach Trip in 2010 and I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2008) and Theresa Bazar. The duo had ten Top 40 singles (mostly lightweight pop) between 1978 and 1988.
In 2002 the duo appeared on a reality show called Reborn In The USA,
in which old pop acts attempted to rejuvenate their careers by touring
the USA. Each week they faced a public vote-off. On the show they
infamously had a blazing row with 80s pop star Sonia - I remember it well!
Released in 1978, Shooting Star was Dollar's debut single, reaching #14 in the UK.
This song was, of course, originally a hit for The Beatles and penned by Lennon-McCartney. Dollar's cover version reached #9 and was the duo's fourth single release. Initially, the song didn't feature on their debut album Shooting Stars, but was included on re-releases of the album.
Released in November 1981, Mirror Mirror was a big hit over the Christmas period, reaching #4 in the UK and #5 in Ireland. The track was produced by the legendary Trevor Horn and was the second single to be released from Dollar's third studio album The Dollar Album. The B-side, Radio, had previously featured on the duo's second album The Paris Collection.
With all the bubbles and fluffy clouds in this promo video, it's hard to believe that this cheesy 80s love song was produced by Trevor Horn, the same guy who went on to produce Frankie Goes To Hollywood. This was the third track from The Dollar Album, reaching #4 here in the UK and #8 in Ireland.
This video clip features a performance by Dollar of Oh L'amour on BBC Top Of The Pops in 1988, and they are introduced by Radio One DJ Gary Davies who is wearing a hat that should've been left in his wardrobe!
The original Erasure version which was released in April 1986, only reached #85 in the UK singles chart. Dollar's three biggest hit singles all reached #4 and these were Loves Gotta Hold On Me (1979), Mirror, Mirror (1981) and Give Me Back My Heart (1982).
Oh L'amour reached #7 in the UK and was the duo's last Top 40 hit single.
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