Erasure

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Erasure () are an English synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke. They formed in London in 1985 as part of the club scene. Their debut single was "Who Needs Love Like That". With their fourth single, "Sometimes", the duo established themselves on the UK Singles Chart, becoming one of the most successful artists of the late 1980s to mid-1990s.

Their highest charting US single (on the Billboard Hot 100) was their 1988 single "Chains of Love", which hit #12 on the chart. They also had Top 20 US hits with the songs "A Little Respect", and "Always". From 1986 to 2007, Erasure achieved 24 consecutive Top 40 hits in the UK. By 2009, 34 of their 37 chart-eligible singles and EPs had made the UK Top 40, with 17 climbing into the Top 10. At the 1989 Brit Awards, Erasure won the Brit Award for Best British Group.

The duo are most popular in their native UK and mainland Europe (especially Germany, Denmark, and Sweden) and also in South America (especially Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru). The band is also popular within the LGBT community, for whom the openly gay Bell has become a gay icon. They have penned over 200 songs and have sold over 25 million albums worldwide.

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Discography

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Solsbury Hill Erasure 4
2003 Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) Erasure 4
2005 Breathe Erasure 5
2005 Don’t Say You Love Me Erasure 4
2005 Here I Go Impossible Again / All This Time Still Falling Out of Love Erasure 4
2007 I Could Fall in Love With You Erasure 4
2007 Sunday Girl Erasure 3
2011 When I Start to (Break It All Down) Erasure 2
2011 Be With You Erasure 1
2012 Fill Us With Fire Erasure 2
2013 Gaudete Erasure 3
2014 Make It Wonderful Erasure 2
2014 Elevation Erasure 1
2014 Reason Erasure 1
2015 Sacred Erasure 1
2015 A Little Respect (2015 Cup Final Song) Hull KR feat. Erasure 1
2015 Sometimes Erasure 1
2017 When A Lover Leaves You Erasure 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Chorus Erasure 1
2009 Chains of Love Erasure 1
2017 Love You to the Sky Erasure 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Crackers International Erasure 7
1988 Crackers International Part II Erasure 1
1992 Abba-esque Erasure 5 3
1994 I Love Saturday EP Erasure 1
1997 Rain Plus Erasure 3
2000 Acoustic Session Erasure 1
2001 Moon and the Sky Plus Erasure 2
2006 Boy Erasure 1
2007 Storm Chaser Erasure 3 2
2009 Phantom Bride EP Erasure 1
2011 When I Start To (Break It All Down) Erasure 2

EP + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Hi-Five: Erasure Erasure 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 An Evening with Erasure Erasure 1

EP + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Abba-esque: The Remixes Erasure 3
2009 Erasure.Club Erasure 1
2015 The Violet Flame (Remixes) Erasure 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Chatter-esque Erasure 1

Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
ERA ON-USound Records Mega-Mixes Erasure 1

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