Peak UK Chart Position: #24 in November 1992.
Seventh top forty success for Norwich’s most famous export since ‘Sale Of The Century’, “Irresistible” was a new entry at Number 26 on this day in 1992. Cathy Dennis first came to fame as guest vocalist on D Mob’s “C’mon And Get My Love”, a song that peaked at number 15 this week in 1989. She recorded three songs in all with Dancin’ Danny D (the man behind D Mob), with “That’s The Way Of The World” narrowly missing the charts five months later, but “Why?” becoming a top thirty hit when they teamed up again in 1994.
She did suffer from a lot of mid-table hits, despite most of her material being very radio-friendly. In fact, she managed only one top ten hit, with “Touch Me (All Night Long)” hitting number five in May 1991 (surprisingly a bigger hit in America, with it getting to number two on the Billboard Hot 100). Her cover of the Kinks’ “Waterloo Sunset” got close, number eleven for what was to be her final top forty hit as a performer.
Bigger success came with her songwriting talents; she has written, co-written, and/or produced for the likes of S Club 7, Will Young, Britney Spears (“Toxic”), Rachel Stevens, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Katy Perry (“I Kissed A Girl”), and her highest seller remains Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” (just one of the eight chart-toppers that Dennis is responsible for).
She opened Top of the Pops on November 19th 1992, singing live (as all acts were required to at that time). Also on the show that week: Heaven 17’s remix of “Temptation”, the Pasadenas’ cover of “Let’s Stay Together”, and Genesis’ re-release of “Invisible Touch” in a live version.
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