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So, if you love the dance music of the 90s, this is this week the top 5:
5.Dr. Alban – No Coke.
4.2 Unlimited – Twilight Zone.
3.Double You – Please Don’t Go.
Double You is an Italian Eurodance group founded in 1985, when William Naraine (singer) started producing demos with Franco Amato and Andrea de Antoni.In 1992 they’ve sold more than three million records and the single “Please Don’t Go” was a success.
In 1991 the boys met the producer Roberto Zanetti. In December of the same year, “Please Don’t Go” was recorded. The song was released in January 1992 and it was an instant hit. Double You toured across Europe and appeared in TV shows around the world.
“Please Don’t Go”, a dance version from a KC and the Sunshine Band song, earned many gold and platinum records in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. The record also sold in North America (top ten maxi sales), in Israel (#12), and in the UK (n° 2 on the Cool Cuts Chart).
The second single, “We All Need Love” was recorded in June 1992, during a European tour and was charted around the world. After this second single, the first album We All Need Love followed, which put together such songs as: “Who’s Fooling Who” (cover of a One Way song and the third single) and “Why (Let’s Make It Christmas)”. They performed the latter together with the original composer and singer of “Please Don’t Go”, Harry Casey, professionally known as “KC”.
At the end of 1993, the recording of the second album, the Blue Album, started. These singles followed: “Missing You”, “Part Time Lover”, “Heart of Glass” and “Run to Me” (the song gave the group the possibility of starting their first tour in North America (1995). They performed in such cities as Miami, Daytona, Orlando and other towns along the east coast.
The group performed in theatres and concert-halls in Brazil, such as the “Metropolitan” in Rio de Janeiro and “Olympia” in São Paulo. In less than three months, the group performed sixty-four shows, attended by more than 350,000 people.
In 1995 a new single “Dancing With An Angel” came out, with the singer Sandra Chambers. A long Italian tour began, lasting eight months. The song was also a success in other countries: Switzerland, Australia, Israel and Latin America, too. The single, “Because I’m Loving You”, was released in different versions. It was a big hit in Spain, Italy, Israel (where it reached # 19), and Brazil and one of the most aired on European radios.
At the beginning of 1996, Andrea de Antoni left the group to undertake his own artistic career. In this period, Double You was in great demand in Brazil,so the new tour started. There they performed in the most important concert-halls of the country. The group dedicated the album Forever to all their Brazilian fans.This new album was produced 50% in Italy and 50% in Brazil. It was released only in that country, selling one hundred and fifty thousand copies.
A single was released in the same year, in Brazil only, under the label Spotlight. It was entitled “If You Say Goodbye”.
William Naraine also took part in several DWA projects: Data Drama, Eclipse, Mission, Funkelectra, Infinity feat Sense, Kaas, Pacific, Space Tribe, Time Machine, Toro, Willy Morales. After a two years rest, spending time in the studio to create new songs for their next album, in spring 1997, the new single, “Somebody”, was released. In 1999, another single was released, called “Desperado”.
In 2000, Double You released a track called “Music (Is The Answer)” followed by a 2001 remix of the hit “Please Don’t Go”. A best of album called Studio Live was released the same year in Brazil. In 2002, Double You released a single entitled “Dance Anymore”. He had worked with Memi P. and Ryo S., produced and performed with other bands such as T-Factory. The same year, his voice was featured by Love Solution for the track “I’ll Be Over You”.
In 2003, Double You did a remake of Bryan Adams hit “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”, and a cover of U2′s “With or Without You” (that was not released as a single). The band toured in all the main Brazilian cities. In May they did shows in the South and Southeast, including both a presentation in the “Olympia” of São Paulo and their playing at the Caipiriba Dance, in the city of Aparecida. Then they went to Belém, Macapá and Manaus. William Narnine was married in the year 1998,to Izeka Marsh from Egypt.
In 2004, March William Naraine contributed to Vanni G’s single “All My Illusion”. In October he appeared once again on the next single “I Say Yeah”. He also took part to a remix of the single by Promise Land vs Netzwerk Memories, where he made a duet with Sandy. In 2005, Double You released with Artist Don Cartel “Please Don’t Go” 2005 for Record Company Triple B Records. The single hit the Dutch mega top 100 chart at 40 position and Pepsi Chart at 38 position.In November 2007, a live DVD (shot during a concert in São Paulo) and a live CD were released, available in Brazil only.
2.Masterboy – Show me the colours.
1.Culture Beat – Anything.
See you next week !