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Best known for their work with Chic in the late '70s, siblings Debbie, Kim, Joni, and Kathy Sledge -- collectively Sister Sledge -- reached the height of their popularity during the disco era but had been recording since the early '70s and were still active in the late '90s. The group was formed in Philadelphia in 1971, when the sisters' ages ranged from 12 to 16, and they recorded their first single, "Time Will Tell," for the Philly-based Money Back label. (For the first few years, the group called itself Sisters Sledge.) In 1972, Sister Sledge signed with Atco and recorded its second single, "Weatherman," which was followed by the Jackson 5-like "Mama Never Told Me" in 1973. Sister Sledge's first national hit came in 1974, when "Love, Don't You Go Through No Changes on Me" reached number 31 on the R&B charts and the Philadelphians recorded their debut album, Circle of Love. Their second album, Together, was released in 1977 and contained the number 61 R&B hit "Blockbuster Boy." It wasn't until 1979, when Chic leaders Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards produced We Are Family, that Sister Sledge really exploded commercially. "He's the Greatest Dancer" and We Are Family's title song both soared to number one on the R&B charts, and the latter (a number two pop smash) was adopted as a theme by the World Series-winning Pittsburgh Pirates. Sister Sledge's next album, Love Somebody Today (1980), was also produced by the Rodgers/Edwards team, and the single "Got to Love Somebody" became a number six R&B hit. In 1981, Sister Sledge switched producers and worked with Narada Michael Walden, who produced 1981's excellent All American Girls. The title song was a number three R&B hit, and in 1982, Sister Sledge had a number 14 R&B hit with a cover of Mary Wells' "My Guy" that appeared on The Sisters. But after that, the foursome's popularity faded, and it never had another Top 20 hit in the U.S. -- although 1985's "Frankie" (a number 32 R&B hit in the States) became a pop number one hit in England. Sister Sledge left Atlantic for good in 1985, but its members kept busy in the 1990s. Epic released Kathy's debut solo album, Heart, in 1992, and 1997 found the sisters recording a risk-taking date, African Eyes, arguably one of the finest albums they ever recorded. ~ Alex Henderson
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Albums by
Sister Sledge

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    11 songs

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    Lo Mejor de Sister Sledge

    10 songs

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    Get Down with Sister Sledge (Live)

    27 songs

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    The Sound Of Swingin' In Hollywood

    12 songs

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    We Are Family [Bonus Tracks]

    11 songs

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    Greatest Hits - Live (Digitally Remastered)

    10 songs

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    All American Girls

    10 songs

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    Bet Cha Say That to All the Girls

    10 songs

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    The Sisters

    12 songs

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    Together

    76 songs

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    The Studio Album Collection: 1975 - 1985

    8 songs

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    Disco Magic

    5 songs

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    The Hits Of Sister Sledge

    9 songs

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    Their Very Best

    9 songs

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    Circle of Love

    8 songs

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    Love Somebody Today

    9 songs

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    When the Boys Meet the Girls

    8 songs

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    Everybody Dance

    38 songs

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    Good Times: The Very Best of the Hits and Remixes

    20 songs

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    We Are Family

    10 songs

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    Remixed Super Dance Hits

    9 songs

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    Family Affair

    18 songs

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    The Best of Sister Sledge (1973-1985)

    9 songs

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    The Best of Sister Sledge Live

    11 songs

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    Sister Sledge Live

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Top Songs by
Sister Sledge

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    Popularity
  2.   We Are Family
  3.   He's the Greatest Dancer
  4.   Lost in Music
  5.   Got to Love Somebody
  6.   All American Girls
  7.   All the Man I Need
  8.   B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Baby)
  9.   Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)
  10.   Super Bad Sisters
  11.   Pain Reliever
  12.   Good Times
  13.   Le Freak by Chic
  14.   I Want Your Love
  15.   Lifetime Lover
  16.   Pretty Baby
  17.   Cream of the Crop
  18.   Love Don't Go Through No Changes On Me
  19.   Leave A Light In The Window Until I Come Home
  20.   You Fooled Around
  21.   My Guy
  22.   Everybody Dance
  23.   Frankie
  24.   We Are Family From "Full Monty"
  25.   My Forbidden Lover by Chic
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Sister Sledge

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    Slacker 20: Wedded Bliss

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    Disco Hits

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    Girl Power: The 35 Greatest Girl Groups

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    55 Greatest Old School Songs

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    Pride

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    Sing-A-Long Songs

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    Singing In The Shower

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    Girl Power

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    Chromeo: I Am The DJ

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    Disco Deep Dive

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    Classic Soul

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    Robin Gibb Tribute

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    Funk

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    Classic Hits

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    '70s Hits

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    Old School R&B

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    Soft Hits

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    Janet Jackson: DNA

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    '70s Deep Dive


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