from the album Adventures Of Stevie V (1990)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #25 (one week)
Weeks in the Top-40: 8
Today's song of the day comes from English dance music producer Steven Vincent, who recorded his first album under the moniker Adventures of Stevie V in 1990, featuring songwriter and musician Mick Walsh and singer Melody Washington. Their debut single came out in Britain the year before; "Dirty Cash (Money Talks)", written by Vincent and Walsh, was a house music banger that featured a thumping groove which based the bouncy bassline, as Washington sang bluesfully about the pitfalls of being addicted to cash...
"Dirty Cash" became the group's first and only top-40 pop hit in the U.S. in September of 1990. The single also climbed to #75 on Billboard's R&B chart, while the remixes on the 12" single topped the Dance Club Play chart for two weeks. Internationally the song went to #2 in their native UK, while hitting the #1 spot in the Netherlands, and reaching the top ten in Belgium (#3) and Ireland (#10), and the top 20 in Austria (#13), Switzerland (#16), Australia (#18), and Germany (#20).
While the song was catching up in the U.S., in the UK and Europe the act's second single, would be "Body Language", which made the top-40 in the Netherlands (#14), Ireland (#23), the UK (#29), and New Zealand (#40). Next up came "Jealousy", was a big club hit in America, spending two weeks at #2 on the Dance Club Play Chart, while slipping on to the pop Hot 100 at #94, and it was a minor hit in Britain at #58. Finally, the song "That's The Way It Is" from the debut album climbed to #29 on the Dance chart. These four track anchor one of the strongest house music albums of the new decade. Two years later, though, their sophomore effort Satisfy Me went unnoticed. Vincent went on to teach, while Walsh wrote another dancefloor classic, Clubland's "Set Me Free", which spent two weeks at #2 on the Club Play chart in 1992.
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Here's the extended "Sold Out Mix" on the 12" single that topped the dance chart...
In 1997, "Dirty Cash" was re-released with a new set of remixes, and went to #69 on the British singles chart...
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