Closer was a one hit wonder for Phyllis Nelson, reaching #1 in the UK
for one week during April 1985. It stayed in the singles charts for an
impressive six months, but failed to chart in her home country of the
The single was re-issued in 1994 following it's use in a tv advert
for body spray. The song was also covered by Tom Jones in 1989, although
it only managed #49 in the UK singles chart.
Sadly, Phyllis Nelson died in Los Angeles at the age of 47 in 1998 from breast cancer.