Peak UK Chart Position: #15 in November 1989.
Norwich’s finest, Catherine Roseanne Dennis – better known as Cathy Dennis – celebrates her 48th birthday today. Her first hit was as featured vocalist with D Mob, aka Dancin’ Danny D (real name Daniel Poku) who was fresh from two big club/chart hits in “We Call It Acieed” and “It Is Time To Get Funky”. It wouldn’t be their only collaboration; “That’s The Way Of The World” narrowly missed the top forty in 1990, whilst “Why?” made number 23 in 1994.
“C’mon And Get My Love” was, perhaps surprisingly, a bigger hit in the States than in the UK – on the Billboard Hot 100 it got to number ten. In fact, Dennis’ first three solo singles also fared better in America – “Just Another Dream” (UK #13, US #9), “Touch Me (All Night Long)” (UK #5, US #2), and “Too Many Walls” (UK #17, US #8). The hits continued in the UK through to her cover of The Kinks’ “Waterloo Sunset” in 1997, a year in which she also guest-hosted Top of the Pops.
However, her success has continued as a songwriter, writing or co-writing some massive chart hits, such as Kylie’s “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”, Britney’s “Toxic”, S Club 7’s “Two In A Million”, Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl”, plus many more for the likes of Will Young, Rachel Stevens, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, David Guetta, and plenty of others.
Back, though, to where it all began, and here’s “C’mon And Get My Love” performed live on The Arsenio Hall Show in the US.