Love & Kisses
- See XOXO.
was a 1970s disco
group assembled by European producer Alec Costandinos
, with a variety of male/female singers.
After collaborating on Cerrone
's debut album Love In C Minor
(1976), Costandinos assembled Love & Kisses in early 1977, and shortly after the group released their first album, which contained just two songs - and so was also classed as a double A-side
single. These were "Accidental Lover" and "I Found Love
", which combined orchestral
influences and a disco arrangement. The single
charted at #1 for three weeks on Billboard'
s Hot Dance Music/Club Play
The following year saw the release of their second album entitled How Much, How Much I Love You
, (title track covered side one, "Beauty and the Beast" completed side two) utilising the same basic formula. Both songs became top five disco hits. This was followed closely by the group's biggest hit, "Thank God It's Friday
", the title song
from the movie
. It peaked at #23 R&B, #22 on the Billboard Hot 100
chart and #1 for six weeks on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The soundtrack
, which featured Donna Summer
's "Last Dance
" and the Commodores
"Too Hot Ta Trot", was nominated for several Grammy Awards
Their third and final album, You Must Be Love
was released in 1979, but met with less success. Shortly thereafter the group disassembled.
- 1977 Love and Kisses
- 1978 How Much,......