Althea & Donna

Althea & Donna were the Jamaican reggae singing duo of Althea Rose Forrest and Donna Marie Reid. They are best known for their 1977 single "Uptown Top Ranking", which was a number one hit in the United Kingdom in 1978.

Career

The Jamaican teenage singers Althea Forrest and Donna Reid - then 17 and 18 years old respectively - caused a chart surprise when their reggae song "Uptown Top Ranking" became a UK No. 1 in February 1978. They released the album of the same name in 1978, on which they are backed by The Revolutionaries, on the Virgin Records subsidiary Front Line, and several more singles, but never met with any more tangible success thereafter. In 2001, Caroline Records reissued the full-length "Uptown Top Ranking".

Discography

Singles

  • "Uptown Top Ranking" (1977) Lightning/Joe Gibbs/Warners, (1978) Virgin (UK No. 1)
  • "Puppy Dog Song" (1978) Front Line
  • "Going to Negril" (1978) Front Line
  • "Top Rankin" (1995) Ice Town Music

Albums

  • Uptown Top Ranking (1978) Virgin/Front Line

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