Mon. Nov. 29, 2021

Mel & Kim – Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)

Classics: Mel & Kim – Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) (Supreme Records)

From the same stable as Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley and a bunch of others, Melanie and Kim Appleby came to fame when showing out with British producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman back in 1987.

Out of this fruitful relationship would come Dance hits such as ‘FLM’ the title track of their one and only album. But also ‘Respectable’ and ‘That’s The Way It Is’. ‘Showing Out’, delivered with remixing work courtesy of Phil Harding adding itself to the list.

Opening the path to the memorable ‘Respectable’, ‘Showing Out’ came up with a bassline and a drumbeat in the same vein as Mandy Smith‘s quite underrated ‘I Just Can’t Wait’ and The Reynolds Girls ‘I’d Rather Jack’ produced by the same team. Meanwhile standing as one of their biggest successes along with Rick Astley‘s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’. But also Kylie Minogue‘s ‘I Should Be So Lucky’. Not to mention Donna Summer‘s ‘This Time I Know It’s For Real’

The future looked bright for the two sisters, nominated for a Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act the year after. Alas, Mel who’d been diagnosed with a spinal cancer, sadly died on Jan. 18, 1990 at the age of 23…

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