Tag: Erasure

Monday 5pm ET: Feature Artist – Erasure


Erasure are an English synth-pop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke. They formed in London in 1985. Their debut single was “Who Needs Love Like That”. From their fourth single, “Sometimes”, the duo established themselves on the UK Singles Chart, becoming one of the most successful artists of the late 1980s to mid-1990s.

From 1986 to 2007, Erasure achieved 24 consecutive Top 40 hits in the UK. By 2009, 34 of their 37 chart-eligible singles and EPs had made the UK Top 40, with 17 climbing into the Top 10. At the 1989 Brit Awards, Erasure won the Brit Award for Best British Group. They also had three Top 20 US hits with the songs “A Little Respect”, and “Always”, the highest charting US single (on the Billboard Hot 100) being their 1988 single “Chains of Love”, which hit number 12 on the chart.

The duo is most popular in their native UK and mainland Europe (especially Germany, Denmark, and Sweden) and also in South America (especially Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru).[citation needed] The band is also popular within the LGBT community, for whom the openly gay Bell has become an icon. Erasure have penned over 200 songs and have sold over 25 million albums worldwide.

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on The Sounds of The 80s we feature tunes from:  Leslie Pearl, Whitesnake, Chicago, Pretenders, David Bowie, Pebbles, Wham!, Erasure, Billy Idol, Alabama, John Mellencamp and more . . . 

Artist Countdown: Erasure Top 30 Hits 3:30p ET @erasureinfo

ErasureErasure are an English synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke. They formed in London, England, UK and entered the music scene in 1985 with their debut single “Who Needs Love Like That”. Following the release of their fourth single “Sometimes”, the duo established itself on the UK Singles Chart and became one of the most successful artists of the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s.

From 1986 to 2007, Erasure achieved 24 consecutive Top 40 hits in the UK, while having 3 Top 20 hits in the US (on the Billboard Hot 100): ”The Circus”, “A Little Respect”, ”Blue Savannah”, “Chains of Love”, ”Love to Hate You”, “Always”, ”Breathe” and ”In My Arms”. By 2009, 34 of their 45 singles & EPs (of which 8 out of the 45 were not chart eligible in the UK) had made the UK Top 40, with 17 climbing into the Top 10.

The duo are most popular in their native UK and mainland Europe (especially Germany, Denmark and Sweden) and also in South America (especially in Argentina, Chile and Peru). To date, Erasure have sold over 25 million albums worldwide.

The band is also popular within the LGBT community for whom the openly gay singer Andy Bell has become a gay icon. – Wikipedia

1 Sometimes
2 Always
3 Chorus
4 Love to Hate You
5 Chains of Love
6 A Little Respect
7 Breathe
8 In My Arms
9 Drama!
10 Run to the Sun
11 Victim of Love
12 It Doesn’t Have To Be
13 Blue Savannah
14 Oh L’amour
15 Breath of Life
16 Who Needs Love Like That
17 I Love Saturday
18 Am I Right?
19 You Surround Me
20 Solsbury Hill
21 I Could Fall in Love with You
22 Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer’s Day)
23 Stop!
24 Freedom
25 Stay with Me
26 Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
27 Rock Me Gently
28 Gaudete
29 S.O.S.
30 Video Killed The Radio Star