High Energy by Evelyn Thomas (1984)

I always loved the beat to this one back in the 80s, probably because it has a similar feel to Frankie's Relax (which I'm also a big fan of), but without the controversial lyrics, of course!

This song was the title track from Evelyn Thomas's third studio album and very popular in dance clubs and discos around the globe - it topped the American Dance Chart and peaked at No.5 in the UK singles chart. The song became one of the earliest successful songs within the genre of music that has come to be known as Hi-NRG.

Evelyn Thomas - High Energy Vinyl Single Sleeve
Top Of The Pops Performance
This clip is from 24th May 1984 and Evelyn is introduced by Radio One DJ's Mike Smith and Janice Long.
Masquerade

This was the follow-up single to High energy but flopped miserably. Despite using a similiar groove, the song just doesn't have a strong enough hook, although Evelyn gives it her all vocally. It's such a shame and Evelyn American singer didn't manage to have any more UK hits and, therefore, joins the "One Hit Wonder" club.

 

 

 

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