” Deep ” is by East 17, the English pop boy band. The original line-up consisted of Tony Mortimer, Terry Coldwell, John Hendy and Brian Harvey. Today Terry Coldwell and Robbie Craig perform under the name of East 17.
The band became one of the United Kingdom’s most popular recording artists during the early to middle part of the 1990s, helped by the British press. Their ‘bad boy’ image was a contrast to the ‘clean cut’ image of Rival boy band Take That.
They achieved eighteen Top Twenty singles and four Top Ten albums during their career. East 17’s style of music mixed pop with hip-hop. To date, their sales of albums are over 18 million with sales of singles totalling 1.8 million.
Their fanbase is still active in the UK and Europe. English multi-award winning singer-songwriter Adele is a fan, she has even mentioned the band during live appearances. During her performance on the UK version of the X Factor final in December 2015, Adele told the crowd: ” I feel like I’m East 17, being at Wembley! ”
” Deep ” was released on the 23rd of January 1993 under the record label London Records, now part of the Universal Music Group. Written by Tony Mortimer, it was released as the third single from East 17’s debut album, Walthamstow.
The album, released on the 2nd of November 1992, entered the UK Albums Chart on the 27th of February 1993 at the top of the chart. It spent three weeks in the Top ten and remained on the Top 100 for thirty-three weeks. Walthamstow also featured another two UK Top Ten singles, their 1992 debut single ” House of Love ” and ” It’s Alright “, released on the 27th of November 1993.
” Deep ” became a commercial success for East 17. In the United States, the single peaked at number twenty-three on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles Chart.
In the United Kingdom, the single reached number five on the UK Singles Chart. It spent five weeks in the Top Ten and ten weeks in the Top 100. On Israel’s Media Forest chart, the single reached Number One.
Elsewhere, ” Deep ” reached the Top Ten in Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Japan and Zimbabwe. The single reached the Top Forty in Austria, Belgium ( Flanders ), Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 5
Official Website: Officialeast17.co.uk
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/east17music
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