You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate – 1975

Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate - 1975The death this week of the original Hot Chocolate frontman, Errol Brown, meant the airwaves were fit to bust with Hot Chocolate hits including the 1975 hit, You Sexy Thing.

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  • Originally known as The Hot Chocolate Band, UK soul band Hot Chocolate began their career with Apple Records under the production of Mickie Most.
  • The link with Apple arose when Hot Chocolate recorded their first song, a reggae version of John Lennon’s, Give Peace a Chance.  When he discovered he needed permission to release the song, lead singer Errol Brown contacted John Lennon.  John loved their version and not only gave permission for them to use it – he signed them to the Apple label.  It was a short-lived relationship.  The Beatles broke up and the contract ended.
  • Hot Chocolate 2Hot Chocolate released at least one hit every year between 1970 and 1984 – Diana Ross and Elvis were the only other acts to have hits in every year of the 1970s.
  • It wasn’t until 1977 that Hot Chocolate made the #1 spot in the UK; with You Win Again.
  • Hot Chocolate parted company in 1986 and Errol began a solo career.  The band was reformed, without Errol, in 1992 and continues to perform today.
  • Errol received a MBE; he died on May 6, 2015 of liver cancer.

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  • You Sexy Thing was written by Hot Chocolate lead singer Errol Brown and produced by Mickie Most.
  • It peaked at #2 on UK singles chart in 1975 (beaten to #1 by Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody); and #3 on the US singles chart a year later.
  • You Sexy Thing was originally the B-side of the 1975 Hot Chocolate single, Blue Night.
  • Hot Chocolate 3You Sexy Thing made the British top ten in three consequtive decades – the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
  • You Sexy Thing featured prominently in the movie The Full Monty.  It’s also featured in a number of other moives including: Boogie Nights, Reservoir Dogs, Bicentennial Man, Rat Race, Dude, Where’s My Car, and Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.
  • It has been used in a number of television commercials including a popluar Burger King television commercial (1999).  The song played while the camera panned across a BK Double Whopper.
  • You Sexy Thing has been covered by a number of artists and was, for a short time, a part of Bruce Springsteen’s live show.
  • You Sexy Thing lyrics.

you sexy thing – hot chocolate – 1975 – video

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