Color My Love – Fun Fun (1983)

Color My Love by Fun Fun is just one of the many great songs you’d hear on The Beat Chicago. This was one of those you’d hear in the mix all the time courtesy of the Hot Mix 5 on WBMX and other mix show DJs here in Chicago.

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.

This was one of those ‘italo-disco’ hits from overseas us DJs played. Originally an ‘import’, (a 12 inch from another country sold as an ‘import’ in the DJ stores around the country) “Color My Love” would be one of the

If you closed your eyes, you’d think this was Bananarama. Producers Dario Raimondi and Alvaro Ugolini teamed up with studio vocalists Antonella Pepe, Angela Parisi and Ivana Spagna to create the music for Fun Fun.

Their first release, 1983’s “Happy Station”, found success in Italy and other parts of Europe as well as here in Chicago, in the mixes on WBMX.

Upon receiving invitations for live performances, Raimondi and Ugolini decided to use models for Fun Fun’s public image rather than the vocalists themselves ala C+C Music Factory, Milli Vanilli, Black Box.

Have Fun!, the band’s first full album from 1984, featured Francesca Merola and Roberta Servelli as the on-stage faces for the group. Have Fun! featured other popular dance singles, including “Give Me Your Love,” “Living In Japan” and this classic.

Source: Sal Amato