After Exposé became the biggest girl group in the history of girl groups (yes, that’s a fact and ignore the fraudulent info that claims otherwise), several Exposé-like girl groups were born. Usually the knock-off version of anything is made of lower quality and doesn’t even come close to matching the magnificence of the original (see: Sofia Vergara to Charo, Parasite Hilton to Angelyne, Courtney Stodden to Amanda Lepore, Bella Thorne to Phoebe Price, Justin Bieber to My Child dolls, etc…), but not Company B! Company B’s moves, vocals, style and glamour earned a place on the upper echelons of YES.
Wikipedia says that Company B was created by Miami singer, songwriter and producer Ish Ledesma, and the original 1986 line-up was made up of Lori L., Charlotte McKinnon and Susan Johnson. Company B became a revolving door of glamour and talent, because the line-up changed several times throughout the decades, and currently it’s made up of Susan Johnson, Jeannie Estremera and Dalia Chirino.
Company B’s first single was also their biggest hit and a freestyle classic that should’ve earned them a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame years ago. Fascinated was released in 1986 and it’s still at the top of the charts (read: my iTunes most played list)! Company B has put out several albums and singles (including a cover of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, which I think they’re named after) since the 1980s, but Fascinated will forever be their opus.
Warning: Pressing play on that video may cause you to dance on your chair like it’s a go-go box and scream at your co-worker to create a strobe lighting effect by turning the overheads on and off real fast.
And if those glorious Andy Warhol-Tina Turner hybrid wigs aren’t at The Smithsonian right now, then this country has even less sense of cultural than I thought!