1-2-3 (The Chimes song)

"1-2-3"
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Single by The Chimes
from the album The Chimes
Released1989 (1989)
GenreHouse
Songwriter(s)Pauline Henry, Mike Peden, James Locke
The Chimes singles chronology
"1-2-3"
(1989)
"Heaven"
(1990)
Music video
"1-2-3" on YouTube

"1-2-3" is the 1989 debut single by British dance trio, The Chimes. Along with the track, "Underestimate", their debut single reached number-one for two weeks on the Billboard dance chart and was also their biggest single.[1] "1-2-3" was The Chimes only Hot 100 hit, peaking at number eighty-six and was also their first of four entry on the soul singles chart, peaking at number forty-one.[2]

Critical reception[]

Stewart Mason from AllMusic described the song as "meaty acid house".[3] Music & Media commented, "A muscular, square beat, a house-oriented piano and a soulful vocal delivery typify this chart-bound club record."[4] Miranda Sawyer from Smash Hits noted Pauline Henry's "remarkable voice" and described the song as "classy" in her review of The Chimes.[5]

Charts[]

Weekly charts[]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 41
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 60
US Billboard Hot 100 86
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1

References[]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 57.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 118.
  3. ^ Mason, Stewart. "The Chimes – The Chimes". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Previews: Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. 2 September 1989. p. 16. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Review: LPs". Smash Hits. No. 300. 30 May 1990. p. 60. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Chimes – 1-2-3" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – The Chimes – 1-2-3". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 25 September 2020.