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  • Audio CD (June 25, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: CHERRY POP
  • ASIN: B00CI5MZ12
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,309 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Success
2. Hunger For Love
3. Dear Santa (Bring Me A Man This Christmas)
4. Hope
5. It's Raining Men
6. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair
7. Success (12" Long Version)
8. It's Raining Men/I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair (12" Medley)
9. Success (12" Larger Than Life Remix)
10. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair (12" Mix)
11. Dear Santa (Bring Me A Man This Christmas) (Instrumental Version)
12. It's Raining Men (12" Instrumental Mix)

Editorial Reviews

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the debut album from the R&B/Dance duo. Originally known as Two Tons o' Fun, the group signed with Columbia Records and changed their name to The Weather Girls in 1982. The newly named duo's first single 'It's Raining Men' was quickly a massive club hit in the US, topping the Dance/Disco chart in 1982. Success featured the hit single and was a US chart hit. Despite only being a minor pop hit at home, 'It's Raining Men' became an international hit and eventually made #2 in the UK in 1984. Since then it has become a massive anthem. Success also featured the hit title track and 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair', which were also successful dance singles. The album demonstrated how strong the women's voices were and exploited their Gospel roots. Liner notes by Discussions Magazine's Stephen SPAZ SChnee. It is essential listening for all Hi-NRG, Disco and '80s Pop fans out there.

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I always loved this group when they were named 2 Tons of Fun.
marion mccorvey
It is available as a cd single, but also appears on the XYZ version of The Best Of The Two Tons Of Fun 1993 cd (the cover has a red square outline).
Lavenderbyrd
This album is pure 80's and among the best that era has to offer.
"gazgusmartin"

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "gazgusmartin" on April 16, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album is pure 80's and among the best that era has to offer. It's in-your-face funk and Mesdames Martha and Izora sure do excel at wailing and belting out the big notes. "It's Raining Men" needs no introduction, nor do the other tracks. "Dear Santa" almost matches that gem for its power, humour and drivng gospel-disco dance beat. You want beat? You want rhythm? You want music that gets into your feet (and makes you smile)? You want the best 80's dance tracks? ... then you want "Success".
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lavenderbyrd on January 18, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Here's the completed works of The Weather Girls (Past & Present):

1. 1975 And 1977- Martha Wash appeared on Verlin Sandles gospel LP's-
1975 "I'll Be Happy" and 1977 "Tradewinds" as background singer. Martha
sings a solo on the song "Tradewinds"(a Roberta Flack cover). Verlin Sandles
was a well-known gospel singer in the San Francisco bay area and at one point appeared for 22 months as the lead gospel soloist in Jon Henderick's smash hit play "EVOLUTION OF THE BLUES" at the On Broadway Theatre in San Francisco, and received standing ovations nightly. This may well be the first known recording
of Martha. I read an article once that said Martha and Izora appeared on albums put out by their gospel group NEWS OF THE WORLD (NOW), but I have yet to come across any of those albums- but if they exist it would be a choir singing, so they may not be heard individually.

2. 1977- Sylvester held auditions for background singers and Martha Wash was chosen, he asked Martha if she knew of any other big black female singer and she called Izora and the rest is Herstory. They appeared on Sylvester James' third LP- "SYLVESTER" and sang their first duet, a song called "I BEEN DOWN", as Two Tons O' Fun (the name came from Izora's great sense of humour).

3. 1978- The disco group PARADISE EXPRESS used Izora's and Martha's big voices on their self-titled debut LP; most notably Izora on "REVEREND LEE", and Martha on "STAR IN MY LIFE", and then together on a cover of Paul Jabara's "DANCE". They would go on to work with Paul Jabara on their "SUCCESS" album. (The 1978 self-titled debut "Paradise Express" album is now finally available on cd, as well as the second Paradise Express album "LET'S FLY" from 1979- from the infamous Russian Disco Club person on e*bay.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "gazgusmartin" on April 17, 2000
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This album is pure 80's and among the best that era has to offer. It's in-your-face funk and Mesdames Martha and Izora sure do excel at wailing and belting out the big notes. "It's Raining Men" needs no introduction, nor do the other tracks. "Dear Santa" almost matches that gem for its power, humour and drivng gospel-disco dance beat. You want beat? You want rhythm? You want music that gets into your feet (and makes you smile)? You want the best 80's dance tracks? ... then you want "Success".
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I agree with the reviewer who writes that this album is pure 80's beat! The CD starts out strong with the song "Success," in which The Weather Girls sing of their ecstasy about becoming famous and they thank their fans for putting them at the top. In fact, not only does the CD start out strong, the whole set of tracks is real strong! The Weather Girls celebrate sexuality without any shame and they have fun doing it, too! I myself really liked the CD; it immediately brought back memories of when I was younger and songs like this constantly played on the radio.

Of course, the CD's most famous song is "It's Raining Men." This song brought The Weather Girls their greatest fame and notoriety as a first rate singing duo.

There are no lyrics in the liner notes but it's hardly a drawback since the songs are so good! The quality of the sound is excellent and the picture of them on the cover is awesome!

I recommend this CD for Weather Girl fans (as if they didn't already know about it) and fans of 80's music and disco! It's also a great way to remember the late Izora Rhodes Armstead who passed away just a few days ago. May she live on in heaven forever--and GET THIS CD! GRIN
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 18, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Honey, this CD must be lucky, because every time I slap it into the changer, my personal dream man appears on my doorstep! "It's Raining Men" is a funky promise, and "Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair" will give ANY girl strength to go on! Wear it and be wonderful!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Louis Pohlman on July 8, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I have heard this CD and have heard MS. Martha Wash in cocert and feel this is the best music of the 80's. I think everyone should bring back the 80's by listening to this groups music. I have met Ms. Martha Wash and i told her what i felt, Her music IS the best of the 80's and now.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By River 20 (beenri@yahoo.com) on September 14, 1998
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It's probobly my favorite disco-pop album. Martha Wash & Izora Armsteadsound so good here, so powerfull and joyfull! the songs are great, and the lyrics so funny! The musical arrangements are very groovy, with lots of drums, horns, and those girls sure know how to scream. best track: Dear Santa, Success, and of course - It's raining men. Hallelujah!
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This album is pure 80's beat! The CD starts out strong with the song "Success," in which The Weather Girls sing of their ecstasy about becoming famous and they thank their fans for putting them at the top. In fact, not only does the CD start out strong, the whole set of tracks is real strong! The Weather Girls celebrate $exuality without any shame and they have fun doing it, too! I myself really liked the CD; it immediately brought back memories of when I was younger and songs like this constantly played on the radio.

Of course, the CD's most famous song is "It's Raining Men." This song brought The Weather Girls their greatest fame and notoriety as a first rate singing duo.

There are no lyrics in the liner notes but it's hardly a drawback since the songs are so good! The quality of the sound is excellent and the picture of them on the cover is awesome!

I recommend this CD for Weather Girl fans (as if they didn't already know about it), people who want to get familiar with some awesome music and fans of 80's music and disco! GET THIS CD AND CRANK IT UP! GRIN
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