profile : INNER CITY & KEVIN SAUNDERSON




Inner City is an American electronic music group that formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1987.

The group is composed of the record producer and composer Kevin Saunderson and the Chicago, Illinois vocalist Paris Grey.

Saunderson is renowned as one of the Belleville Three—along with Juan Atkins and Derrick May—high school friends who later originated the Detroit techno sound.

In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked them as the 98th most successful dance artists of all-time.

Inner City topped the US Billboard dance chart five times,  and had nine top 40 hits on the UK Singles Chart.

The group is best known for its early dancefloor-pop music crossover tracks “Big Fun” (UK #8, US Dance #1 ) and “Good Life” (UK #4, US Dance #1 ).

Other hits include “Do You Love What You Feel” (UK #16, US Dance #1 ) and “Whatcha Gonna Do with My Lovin'” (UK #12, US Dance #8 ).

The music videos to these songs received significant airplay throughout the world.

Later work introduced a hybrid of techno, jazz and swing beats with a more soulful sound in the vein of downtempo British groups such as Soul II Soul and Massive Attack.

The group recorded three albums for Virgin/EMI Records and one single for Columbia/SME Records.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Discography


Albums

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
US
AUS
GER
NED
NZ
SUI
1989 Paradise (renamed Big Fun in the U.S.) 3 162 38 21 74 29 18
  • UK: Platinum

1990 Paradise Remixed 17

1990 Fire 166

1992 Praise 52 135
1993 Testament ’93 33

2003 Good Life—the Best of Inner City
“—” denotes releases that were not released in that country or did not chart.

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
UK
US
US
Dance

AUS
AUT
GER
IRE
NED
NZ
SUI
1988 Big Fun 8 1 57 15 5 5 3 4 Paradise
Good Life 4 73 1 52 12 2 6 6 8 5
  • UK: Silver

1989 Ain’t Nobody Better 10 1 67 21 24 26 40 9
Do You Love What You Feel 16 1 76 22
Whatcha Gonna Do with My Lovin’ 12 76 8 86 24 12 Big Fun

1990 “(That Man) He’s All Mine” 42 15 143 Fire

1991 “Till We Meet Again” 47
“Let It Reign” 51 40

1992 “Hallelujah ’92” 22
Pennies from Heaven 24 1 122 51
“Praise” 59
“Follow Your Heart” 2

1993 “Till We Meet Again” (remix) 55 Singles only
“Back Together Again” 49

1994 “Do Ya” 44 5
“Share My Life” 62 24

1995 “Ahnonghay” 97

1996 “Your Love” 28
“Do Me Right” 47

1999 “Good Life (Buena Vida)” (PIAS re-recording) 10 73 48

2001 “Good Love” 81
“Pump It Up Dub” (with E-Dancer)

2003 “Big Fun” (remix) 86

2004 “Say Something”

2011 “Future” (as Kevin Saunderson featuring Inner City)

2014 “Bad Girl” (as Kevin Saunderson featuring Inner City)
“—” denotes releases that were not released in that country or did not chart.

 



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