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Londonbeat is a multi-racial R&B and dance music band who scored a number of pop and dance hits in the early nineties. They are best known for their song "I've Been Thinking About You", which hit #1 on the Hot 100 and the Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts in 1991. Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Dance music is music composed, played, or both, specifically to accompany social dancing. ... Pop music, in popular and contemporary parlance, is a subgenre of popular music. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Billboards Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart is a weekly national survey of what songs are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Band members include Americans Jimmy Helms and George Handler with Jimmy Chambers from Trinidad and Tobago and multi-instrumentalist Willy M. Their follow-up single "A Better Love" became a Hot 100 Top 20 hit, and they returned to #1 on the dance chart with "Come Back" (Hot 100 #62).

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Londonbeat is rooted in London's techno-dance scene, but also has Jamaican and soul-tinted leanings.
With their smooth, soulful vocals and solid techno underpinning, Londonbeat is set to fill the void left by Fine Young Cannibals.
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