Tag: DeBarge

Thursday 6/23/22 10am ET: Feature Artist: DeBarge

DeBarge was an American musical recording group composed of several members of the DeBarge family. In addition to various solo projects completed by members of the family, DeBarge was active between 1979 and 1989. The group originally consisted of El, Mark, Randy, and Bunny. James joined the group a year later for their second album. Bobby and Chico joined in 1987 and 1988 respectively, replacing Bunny and El.

DeBarge released six studio albums, four of them with Motown subsidiary Gordy Records. These albums included The DeBarges (1981), All This Love (1982), In a Special Way (1983), and Rhythm of the Night (1985). The latter became the group’s best-selling album and contained the single “Rhythm of the Night”, which hit No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it their highest charting single in America. In the mid-1980s, El and Bunny each went solo and DeBarge was subsequently released from its contract.

The remaining members signed with Stripe Horse Records, an independent label, in 1987, which released their final studio album, Bad Boys. The group continued to perform for an additional two years, with Chico DeBarge joining the group in 1988. Two members of the group, Bobby and Chico, were arrested for drug trafficking in 1989. Legal issues and personal problems, compounded with the changing musical tastes of the public, led to the group’s dispersion in 1989, 10 years after its inception.

Tuesday 6/2/20 5pm ET: Feature Artist – DeBarge

DeBarge was an American musical recording group composed of several members of the DeBarge family, a family of musical talent often compared to the Jackson family.[citation needed] In addition to various solo projects completed by members of the family, DeBarge was active between 1980 and 1989. The group originally consisted of Mark, Randy, and El. Bunny, James, and Bobby joined later.

DeBarge released six studio albums, four of them with Motown’s Gordy Records: The DeBarges (1981), All This Love (1982), In a Special Way (1983), and Rhythm of the Night (1985). The latter became the group’s best-selling album and garnered the single “Rhythm of the Night”, which hit No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it their highest charting single in the United States. DeBarge entered its decline in 1986, when Bunny and El were offered solo deals with Motown and departed the group, and DeBarge was dropped from Motown soon afterward. The remaining members signed with Stripe Horse Records, an independent label, in 1987, which released their final studio album, Bad Boys. The group continued to perform for an additional two years, with Chico DeBarge joining the group in 1988. A member of the group, Bobby, along with his other brother Chico were arrested for drug trafficking in 1989. Legal issues, compounded with the ever changing musical tastes of the public led to the group’s dispersion in 1989, 10 years after its inception.

Tuesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on the Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  DeBarge, Def Leppard, Journey, Beach Boys, Limahl, Johnny Lee, Billy Joel, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Culture Club, Icehouse and more . . . 

Saturday 12pm: 80’s Countdown Show with Ron Kovacs

1983-1022This week on the 80’s Countdown Show we feature the Top 40 Hits from October 22, 1983 with Ron Kovacs live at 12pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.   This week music from Culture Club, Donna Summer, Air Supply, Irene Cara, Debarge, Michael Jackson, Cliff Richard, Survivor and more .. .

Artist Countdown: Debarge (Family) Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @ElDeBarge @kristinia

Debarge

DeBarge was a sibling music group of American origin whose repertoire included R&B, soul, funk, pop, adult contemporary, and gospel. Active as a professional recording group from 1979 to 1989, the group was one of the few recording acts to bring success to the Motown label during the 1980s.

Eldra Patrick “El” DeBarge[1] (born June 4, 1961) is an American R&B/pop singer-songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the R&B/Soul family group DeBarge throughout the early to mid-1980s. As a solo artist, he is best known for the hits “Who’s Johnny” and “Love Always” and for his collaborations with Tone Loc, Quincy Jones, Fourplay and DJ Quik. DeBarge is a three-time Grammy nominee.

Etterlene “Bunny” DeBarge (born March 15, 1955) is an American soul singer-songwriter, best known as the lone female sibling of the Motown family group DeBarge. She is also best known as the lead vocalist behind the classic R&B ballad, “A Dream” from the group’s In a Special Way album and is also the co-writer of the group’s 1982 breakthrough hit, “I Like It” and the number-one hit, “Time Will Reveal“.

Jonathan Arthur “Chico” DeBarge (born June 23, 1966, Detroit, Michigan) is an American R&B singer and a younger brother of the members of the Motown family act DeBarge. Unlike the rest of his DeBarge siblings, Chico is the only male DeBarge that does not sing in the falsetto range that is well known in his family; he sings tenor.

Kristinia Jamie DeBarge (born March 8, 1990) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. She first appeared on national television in 2003 as a contestant on the American Idol spin-off, American Juniors. In 2009, DeBarge signed a contract with the Island Records department Sodapop, releasing her debut album, Exposed, in July of the same year. The first single, “Goodbye”, reached the top 20 in the US and Canada. The lead single (“Cry Wolf”) from her untitled sophomore album was released on September 27, 2012. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Rhythm of the Night (Debarge)
2 Who’s Holding Donna Now (Debarge)
3 Who’s Johnny (El Debarge)
4 All This Love (Debarge)
5 Time Will Reveal (Debarge)
6 Goodbye (Kristinia Debarge)
7 You Wear It Well  (Debarge)
8 Love Always (El Debarge)
9 Real Love (El Debarge)
10 Love Me in a Special Way (Debarge)
11 Give You What You Want (Fa Sure) (Chico Debarge)
12 Talk to Me (Chico Debarge)
13 The Heart Is Not So Smart (Debarge) 
14 Someone (El Debarge)
15 I Like It (Debarge)
16 Dance All Night (Bunny Debarge)
17 You Know What I Like (El Debarge)
18 Rainy Night (Chico Debarge)
19 Where Is My Love (El Debarge)
20 Lay With You (El Debarge) (featuring Faith Evans)
21 Can’t Get Enough (El Debarge)
22 Somebody Loves You (El Debarge)
23 Slide (El Debarge)
24 Second Chance (El Debarge)
25 Listen to Your Man (Chico Debarge)
26 Stop! Don’t Tease Me (Debarge)
27 My Heart Belongs to You (El Debarge)
28 Oh No (Chico Debarge)
29 Where You Are (El Debarge)
30 Future Love (Kristinia Debarge)