Murphy’s Law – Cheri (1982)
Murphy’s Law by Cheri is just one of the many great songs you’d hear on The Beat Chicago. It’s also one of the man songs you’d hear on our Great Golden Grooves show every Sunday night from 7PM – 10PM where we play classic R&B, soul and the funk!
There’s enough stations playing rock n’ roll classics and the same 80’s songs from Bon Jovi, Journey, John Cougar, Elton John all day long and that’s all cool but, when you want something completely different? When you want everything from Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Spinners to Stevie B, C+C Music Factory and more of the music that keeps you movin? We’re it.
See, we’re all about the classics too…. Classic R&B and dance of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, freestyle and more. For us, it’s not about how old a song is, it’s about how good it is and this is as good as it gets.
“Murphy’s Law,” was the name of a number 1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart single by the Montreal, Quebec-based American female dance duo Chéri. It reached the top spot in May 1982 and stayed there for three weeks. The single also reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at number 39 that same year.
Written and produced by Geraldine Hunt (1980’s club hit Can’t Fake The Feeling) and Freddie James (1979 disco hits Get Up And Boogie and Hollywood), the mother and brother of Chéri singer Rosalind Hunt, the song is based on the sayings of Murphy’s Law, in which they told a boyfriend that his good luck had just run out and everything he had owned were being taken away from him.
When he realizes what has happened and thought that it wouldn’t happen to him , the ladies reply by telling him “got it all together, don’t cha baby…” The track is also best known for featuring squeaky sped-up vocals and laughs throughout the song and in its chorus.
Today the song is considered both a Club and an Old School classic by many fans. It would also be a One-hit wonder and a novelty hit for the duo, even though they did have a few minor hits on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart: “Give It To Me Baby”/”Star Struck” (#57, 1982), “Working Girl” (#27, 1983), and “small town lover” (1983).
Recently, the song has been featured on Canadian band Chromeo’s DJ-Kicks compilation.
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