Move to This is the debut album by English dance artist Cathy Dennis. It was released in 1990.
Move To This - Remix Album
In Japan, the album was re-released as a remix album. It contained remixes of tracks, plus an extra track "Love Is."
# Just Another Dream (12" Mix)
# Touch Me (All Night Long) (Remix)
# C'mon And Get My Love
# Too Many Walls (L'autre Mix)
# Tell Me
# Everybody Move (Pop Mix)
# Move To This
# My Beating Heart
# Got To Get Your Love
# Taste My Love
# Touch Me (All Night Long) (Club Mix)
# Love Is
# Everybody Move (Everybody's Club Mix)
*Executive Producer: Bruce Carbone
*Production Manager: Budd Tunick
*Produced By Cathy Dennis, Phil Bodger, Dancin' Danny D., Shep Pettibone & Nile Rodgers
*Engineer: Phil Bodger
*Mixing: Phil Bodger, Cathy Dennis, Tom Durack, Shep Pettibone
*Re-Mixing: Alan Gregorie
*Drums: Ivan Hampden
*Drum Programming: Richard Hilton
*Bass: Bernard Edwards
*Keyboards & Programming: Richard Hilton
*Programming: Alan Schwartz
*Guitars: Tony Plater, Nile Rodgers
*Brass: Mike Stevens
*Strings Arranged By Anne Dudley
*Backing Vocals: Michelle Cobbs, Dancin' Danny D., Curtis King, Lamya, Juliet Roberts, Fonzi Thornton
Move To This spawned five singles which were spread out over a period of three years. The first single, "C'mon and Get My Love", which also appeared on the D Mob album A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That and was credited to either D Mob or "D Mob introducing Cathy Dennis", was released in 1989. It charted in the UK, where it peaked at number 15 on the UK Singles Chart, Australia, where it peaked at number 35, and the US, where it hit number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart,"". Retrieved 5 July 2007. and also number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100."". Retrieved 5 July 2007.
"Just Another Dream" was the next single to be released from the album, in 1989. The initial release managed just number 93 on the UK Singles Chart. It was re-released twice, first in 1990, and again in 1991. The first reissue only made it to number 95 on the UK chart, but managed number 9 on the US's Hot 100."". Retrieved 5 July 2007. The second reissue performed much better, hitting number 13 in the UK, number 2 on the US Hot Dance chart,"". Retrieved 5 July 2007. and Dennis' best chart performance to date in Australia, at number 14.
The next single, after the first release of "Just Another Dream", was "All Night Long (Touch Me)" - a lyrical reworking of a 1984 track by Wish featuring Fonda Rae - which was released in 1991, and remains Dennis' highest-charting single to date. On music charts this song was listed as "Touch Me (All Night Long)". It was her third and final single to hit number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in the US,"". Retrieved 5 July 2007. where it also peaked at number 2 on the Hot 100."". Retrieved 5 July 2007. In the UK, it reached number 5 on the Singles Chart, and in Australia it topped out at number 16.
"Too Many Walls" was the next single from the album, which was released in 1991. It peaked at number 1 on the US Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart,"". Retrieved 5 July 2007. where it also managed number 8 on the Hot 100."". Retrieved 5 July 2007. In the UK, the song made number 17 on the Singles Chart, and in Australia it managed number 57.
"Everybody Move" was the final single from Move To This, which was released in 1991. It hit number 25 on the UK Singles Chart, and number 41 on the US Dance chart."". Retrieved 5 July 2007. It barely sneaked onto the US Hot 100, at number 90."". Retrieved 5 July 2007.
Charts and certification
Move To This entered the US Billboard 200 on the week of 15 December 1990 at number 173."". Retrieved 5 July 2007. It spent 40 weeks on the chart, where it peaked at number 67 on the week of 11 May 1991."". Retrieved 5 July 2007. It was certified Gold in Canada and the United Kingdom.
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Cathy Dennis (born Catherine Roseanne Dennis, 25 March 1970)Gregory, Andy (2002) International Who's Who in Popular Music 2002, Europa, ISBN 1-85743-161-8, p. 133 is a British dance-oriented pop singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. After a moderately successful international solo career, Dennis later received great success as a writer of pop songs, scoring 8 UK number ones and winning five Ivor Novello Awards.
As a teenager she was spotted recording Stevie Wonder-influenced demos at The Kitchen in Norwich with her father (himself an experienced musician and local restaurateur) on piano. At the time she was working for Norwich Union. Simon Fuller signed her to his 19 Management company (with whom she is still signed) and to label Polydor at aged 17, and this began a career-long association with the impresario that has seen Dennis provide songs for many Fuller-related artists and projects.
In 2004, Dennis was listed 66th in the Q Magazine list of the top 100 most influential people in music and in 2006 she won the UK music industry's Woman of the Year Award.
Dennis achieved her first success as a vocalist with D Mob, when their single "C'mon and Get My Love" reached #15 in the UK Singles Chart and #10 in the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989. It is regarded as an underground classic in the dance music field, and a second collaboration with D Mob, "That's the Way of the World," was also a major dance hit. It was followed by Dennis' debut album, Move to This.
She subsequently scored three solo hits, all of which reached the UK Top 20 and the U.S. Top 10. She also enjoyed considerable success in Japan in the early 1990s. The three solo hits were: "Just Another Dream" (UK #13, US #9, Australia #14), which featured Dancin' Danny D on backing vocals; a cover of the Wish (featuring Fonda Rae) 1984 club hit "Touch Me (All Night Long)" (UK #5, US #2, Australia #16), which is probably her most remembered hit to date; and "Too Many Walls" (UK #17, US #8, Australia #57).
Subsequent releases were only minor hits. Her final Top 40 hit in the U.S. was "You Lied to Me" in 1992, taken from her second album Into the Skyline, and her final Top 40 hit in the UK was "Waterloo Sunset", which made #11 during 1997. That same year, her last solo single, "When Your Dreams Turn to Dust", peaked in the UK at #43. These two latter singles were both taken from her third and last solo album, Am I the Kinda Girl?, also including a third single, "West End Pad", the album opening track (UK #25).
"Touch Me (All Night Long)" stayed at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, and was kept out of the #1 spot by Hi-Five's "I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)" in the first week, and Mariah Carey's "I Don't Wanna Cry" in the second week. The song was a cover and lyrical reworking of a 1984 single by Wish featuring Fonda Rae, which had hit #70 on the U.S. R&B chart that year. "Touch Me (All Night Long)" reached #1 on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, and its follow-up, "Too Many Walls", which Dennis co-wrote with Anne Dudley of Art of Noise (and which bears a striking similarity in part to the ABC track "All of My Heart", which was also co-written with Anne Dudley), was a #1 Adult Contemporary hit in the United States. It was around this time Dennis agreed to join Club MTV's first tour, booked for six weeks. She dropped out on the third date, later publicly accusing one of Milli Vanilli's members (the tour's headline act) of sexual harassment. During this period, she recorded a song called "Find the Key to Your Life" with David Morales, for the soundtrack to the movie "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze".
Dennis released her second album, Into the Skyline, in December 1992, written with an aim toward the U.S. market. The album featured the singles "You Lied to Me", "Irresistible", "Moments of Love," "Falling", and "Why" - the latter was credited to D Mob with Cathy Dennis. The album got to #8 in the UK Album Chart, whilst in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, "You Lied to Me" was a Top 40 hit, and "Irresistible" made the Adult Contemporary Top Ten; however, the album descended the chart rapidly. Dennis experienced a brief peak of fame, making a cameo in Beverly Hills, 90210 singing the songs "Moments of Love" (a minor U.S. Adult Contemporary chart hit), "Why" (in the episode, without D Mob) and "Touch Me (All Night Long)". In Japan, the album was called Into the Skyline +1, and featured three extra tracks: "Nothing Moves Me", a previous B-side, and two tracks that were both released as singles, i.e. "It's My Style", and "Love's a Cradle". She also provided background vocals on PM Dawn's American Top Ten and British Top Twenty hit "Looking through Patient Eyes", released in 1993.
Dennis started to record her third album Inspiration. The title track was recorded with Todd Terry, along with another song "Is There Life After You", plus other unknown songs. She decided to stop recording this album and only one song from the sessions has ever been released, "S.O.S.", which can be found on the Beverly Hills 90210: The College Years soundtrack.
Dennis wrote her first song for another artist by writing a song for Dannii Minogue called "Love's on Every Corner".
In 1996, Dennis changed musical track: away from the dance-pop sound of previous releases, to a more traditional singer-songwriter approach. The resulting album, Am I the Kinda Girl?, was more in keeping with the Britpop sound of bands such as Blur and performers such as Stephen Duffy, and featured collaborations with Guy Chambers of The Lemon Trees and Andy Partridge of XTC. However, even though a couple of singles charted in the UK (including a Number 11 cover of Ray Davies' "Waterloo Sunset"), the album failed to make much inroads into the album charts.
Dennis recorded a track that appeared on the soundtrack for Robin Hood: Men in Tights, singing "Marian", in a duet version (credited to Cathy Dennis and Lance Ellington).
In 1999, she acted alongside S Club 7 in episode 8 of their TV series Miami 7. She played an actress starring as the lead role in a fictional show called "Alien Hunter".
In 2001, Kylie Minogue had a worldwide hit with the Dennis penned "Can't Get You Out of My Head". The following year Dennis won the Best Dance Recording Grammy for writing Kylie Minogue's song "Come Into My World". Dennis followed that up with Britney Spears's hit song "Toxic" which also won the Grammy for Best Dance Recording. Cathy Dennis had a string of hits with S Club 7; she wrote almost all their hit singles, and also worked on the singles for the spin-off group S Club 8 which was a younger version of S Club 7. Cathy Dennis also wrote hit songs for Céline Dion, Australian siren Delta Goodrem, and for Hear’Say and Bardot. She also wrote the fastest selling debut single in UK history for recording artist Will Young, the winner of the British show Pop Idol, and his runner-up Gareth Gates. Dennis also wrote the theme song to the television series American Idol. And she also wrote several songs for former S Club 7 member Rachel Stevens. She also wrote two songs for Phil Roy, one of which was on the soundtrack for As Good as It Gets starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt.
According to news reports, Dennis was working on a new album under the name Sexcassettes, which she planned to release in 2008. Equally, she hoped to release the first single, "Killer Love", by the end of 2008. However, nothing was released that year.
Dennis has also been working with pop superstar Christina Aguilera for her upcoming release in 2010. She has also collaborated with Mark Ronson on his second album "The Business" due for release in 2010.http
Dennis has achieved immense critical and commercial success as a songwriter, winning a number of awards and penning dozens of hit singles. She has also contributed backing vocals to many of these recordings. Her association with Simon Fuller has facilitated this, with Dennis providing songs for Fuller acts including the Spice Girls, S Club 7 and the Idol franchise contestants. This began in 1996, when she co-wrote "Bumper to Bumper", the B-side to the Spice Girls' first hit single "Wannabe". Seven Dennis compositions have reached Number One in Britain. "Never Had a Dream Come True" and "Have You Ever", written with Chris Braide (both recorded by S Club 7), "Anything Is Possible" also written with Chris Braide(recorded by Will Young), and "Toxic" (recorded by Britney Spears) all reached the Number One spot, with "Toxic" and "Never Had a Dream Come True" also hitting the Top 10 in the United States. Her highest-selling composition, "Can't Get You Out of My Head" (recorded by Kylie Minogue), spent four weeks at number one in Britain, rekindled interest in Minogue in America (where it hit #7 on the Hot 100), and sold over three million copies worldwide to become the world's second highest selling single in 2001. Her sixth penned number one single was "About You Now", which hit number one on downloads alone in September 2007 for Sugababes, and her seventh is the co-written "I Kissed a Girl" for Katy Perry, which also hit number one in the US.
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" also won Dennis an Ivor Novello Award as 2001's most performed composition. She also won an Ivor two years later for "Anything Is Possible". In the US, Dennis received the Billboard Award for 'Female Artist of the Year' in 1991. Her highest musical accolade stateside is the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for "Come Into My World", recorded by Kylie Minogue, as well as another Grammy for the Britney Spears' song "Toxic" in the same category a year later.
Dennis co-wrote the Pop Idol/American Idol theme (on which she also sings), and contestants Will Young, Gareth Gates, Kelly Clarkson, and Clay Aiken have recorded her songs as their first singles. Clarkson's single "Before Your Love" (a double a-side with "A Moment Like This") was Dennis' first US number 1.
Other artists who have recorded Dennis songs include Dannii Minogue, Delta Goodrem, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Céline Dion, Ana Torroja, Emma Bunton, Melanie C, Ronan Keating, Rachel Stevens, Janet Jackson, Thalía, Hear’Say, S Club Juniors, Pink, Brooke Hogan, Michelle McManus, Hooverphonic, Jentina, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Róisín Murphy, David Cook, Heidi Montag and LeToya Luckett.
Cathy Dennis has contributed backing vocals to many of the songs she has written, including several songs for Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears' "Toxic".
Cathy Dennis is currently working with Heidi Montag on her debut album, Cathy wrote 'Turn Ya Head' for Heidi which was released as promotional single and co-wrote "Look How I'm Doin'" for her debut album.
UK and U.S. number 1 compositions
* Ivor Novello Award 2002 - PRS Most Performed Work - "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
* Ivor Novello Award 2002 - International Hit of the Year - "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
* Ivor Novello Award 2002 - Ivors Dance Award - "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
* Ivor Novello Award 2003 - Best-selling UK single - "Anything is Possible"
* Grammy Awards 2004 - Best Dance Recording - "Come into my World"
* ASCAP Award 2005 - Most Performed Song - "Toxic"
* Ivor Novello Award 2005 - PRS Most Performed Work - "Toxic"
* ASCAP Award 2007 - TV Theme - American Idol
*Grammy Awards 2005 - Best Dance Recording - "Toxic"
*1990-1991: Move To This - UK #3, US #67, AUS #32
*1993: Into the Skyline - UK #8
*1994: Inspiration (Previously Unreleased)
*1996: Am I the Kinda Girl? - UK #78
*1991: Everybody Move (To the Mixes)
*2000: The Irresistible Cathy Dennis
These songs have not appeared on a studio album or single released by Dennis.
*List of number-one dance hits (United States)
*List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. dance chart
*'Can't Get That Song Out of Your Head?' 15.12.07 Music WeekThis text has been derived from Cathy Dennis on Wikipedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0