Charles & Eddie!
I’ll wait here as your eyes dive into that luscious fall of gorgeous stallion hair that is delicately flowing off of Eddie Chacon’s head like a majestic waterfall on the highest peaks in heaven. I’ve already done that like 45 times today.
Nobody asks the question, “Would I lie to you?”, like the Eurythmics do, but Charles & Eddie came really close to outdoing them in 1992 when they released the song that lived deep inside my ears for years. Charles & Eddie were made up of Charles Pettigrew and Eddie Chacon, and they were a soul music duo who supposedly met on the subway in NYC and gave the world the early-90s hit Would I Lie To You? That song played absolutely everywhere.
It played in the car on the way to the doctor who you’d go to see to treat you for the ear worm condition called: CantGetThatWouldILieToYouSongOutOfMyHead-itis. It played in the elevator in your doctor’s building, it played in your doctor’s waiting room and the doctor would hum it while examining you. And then it’d also play in the drugstore as you waited to pick up the meds the doctor prescribed to help you get that song out of your head. It was everywhere and I don’t even know if I ever truly liked it, but I heard it so much that I grew to love it.
Charles & Eddie made two albums together before going off to do their own thing in the mid-90s. Charles died of that cunt cancer in 2001. Eddie continues to make music. But this 90s masterpiece will forever be their legacy:
And don’t even bring up the fact that EDM butcherer David Guetta destroyed this ’92 jewel. Just forget about that and instead get lost in those Simple Red vocals and that Structure clothing store glamour.
Pic: Capitol Records