I’ve Been Thinking About You – Londonbeat

THIS DAY IN MUSIC…………………………………….on April 14th of 1991 Londonbeat occupy the top position on Billboard with “I’ve Been Thinking About You”. The song by British-American band Londonbeat from their second studio album In the Blood (1990). It was released in October 1990 as the lead single from In the Blood. It hit number-one on the US Billboard Hot 100 having hit number two in the United Kingdom the previous year. Written by the band the song also topped the singles charts in Canada, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia as well. Londonbeat is a British-American dance band who scored a number of pop and dance hits in the early 1990s. Band members are American Jimmy Helms (who also had a successful solo career and sang radio jingles for Radio Hallam and Hereward Radio in the UK); Jimmy Chambers (born 20 January 1946), from Trinidad, and Myles Kayne. Former members include multi-instrumentalist William Henshall, UK (credited as Willy M); George Chandler (formerly a founding member and frontman of The Olympic Runners) and Marc Goldschmitz (subsequently a member of the band Leash). A demo of “I’ve Been Thinking About You” surfaced on audio cassettes and circulated amongst record companies around the time Londonbeat released their début “Speak” in 1988. “I’ve Been Thinking About You” was originally intended for release on Speak. However, record labels advised the band to hold off releasing the song on their debut LP so that the band could, as labels said, “…find its footing; develop an audience”.