The Three Degrees – Sound Of Philadelphia or Woman In Love (the former is a #1 smash and should technically have been in part 1 so will most likely go for that)
TSOP is more or less and instrumental with them just repeating the same line over and over again. It was a big hit but they were basically glorified backing singers on it.
Women in Love
or Giving Up Giving
In would be their most well know other songs. Also The Runner, Year of Decision, Dirty Old Man
are all amazing.
– Fire or Jump (shocked Automatic and I'm So Excited are not bigger sellers but they definitely deserve multiple entries)
is an odd one because whilst it was their first big pop breakthrough and international hit it doesn't seem to be much remembered at all these days. I only discovered it properly a couple of years back and I've been a huge fan of theirs for 35 years. Their imperial phase was '80 - '85 with the Breakout
album being a huge seller and giving them 4 US Top 10 hits.
I'm So Excited
Jump (For Your Love)
Were all transatlantic smash hits so it feels like their entries should come from that list. Personally I'd take out Jump
because of the Girls Aloud cover and include Slowhand
to provide some variety. Automatic
was the much bigger hit of the other 2 but any of the above (Including Fire
are great choices).
We Are Family
– We Are Family (He's The Greatest Dancer & Frankie also in contention)
is clearly their signature hit so is obviously being included. Slightly tricky to choose the second entry because whilst He's The Greatest Dancer
Top 10 in both UK & US (And in my opinion their finest moment) its another disco hit from the same album which seems a bit redundant. Frankie
on the other hand is a was a huge #1 it in the UK whilst barely charting in the US but is a kind of 60's girl groups pastiche and again provides welcome variety.
All of these acts deserve at least 2 entries over those with no proper follow up to enter.