Chanteuse Country US née Charlotte Denise McClain le 26 Mars 1956 à Memphis (Tennessee).

Originally named Charlotte, Charly McClain was given her masculine moniker by neighborhood friends in Memphis, and she also used it when she started playing hotel lounges. When Epic Records decided it sounded catchier than Charlotte, it became a permanent professional banner. McClain's father had tuberculosis when she was eight, and, since she was underage for visitation rights at the hospital, she had to communicate with him through a tape recorder. That inspired her interest in recording, and by age 17 she was a regular on the club circuit. Signed to her first recording contract in 1976, McClain's distinct Vocals sound provided an edge in recognizability -- as did her appearance. She hit country's Top Ten for the first time in 1978 with "That's What You Do to Me," followed up with 1980's "Men," and hit the top spot one year later with "Who's Cheatin' Who." She stayed in the upper reaches during 1982 with "Dancing Your Memory Away" and "The Very Best Is You," then hit number one again in 1983 with her Mickey Gilley duet "Paradise Tonight." McClain married former soap star Wayne Massey in 1984, and their own duet ("With Just One Look in Your Eyes") reached number five. Her last number one came with 1985's "Radio Heart," but she continued to chart until her last recording came in 1989.

Talents : Vocals

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Country Pop

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

09/1976 SP EPIC 8-50285 (US) . Lay Down / Pride And Sorrow
01/1977 SP EPIC 8-50338 (US) . Lay Something On My Bed Besides A Blanket / Love Me Till Morning Come
04/1977 SP EPIC 8-50378 (US) . It's Too Late To Love Me Now / You Can Love It Away
08/1977 SP EPIC 8-50436 (US) . Make The World Go Away / Leanin' On The Bottle
03/1978 SP EPIC 8-50525 (US) . Let Me Be Your Baby / Your Eyes
08/1978 SP EPIC 8-50598 (US) . That's What You Do To Me / One Plus One Is Love
1978 SP EPIC 15-2361 (US) . Lay Down / Let Me Be Your Baby
12/1978 SP EPIC 8-50653 (US) . Take Me Back / Bedtime Somes Early At Our Home
05/1979 SP EPIC 8-50706 (US) . When A Love Ain't Right / You Can't Make Lovin' By Yourself
08/1979 SP EPIC 8-50759 (US) . You're A Part Of Me / I Never Loved Nobody I Loved You
10/1979 SP EPIC 8-50791 (US) . Johnny RODRIGUEZ & Charly McCLAIN - I Hate The Way I Love It / Almost Persuaded
01/1980 SP EPIC 8-50825 (US) . Men / Come Take Care Of Me
04/1980 SP EPIC 8-50873 (US) . Let's Put Our Love In Motion / I'm Puttin' My Love Inside You
08/1980 SP EPIC 8-50916 (US) . Women Get Lonely / I'd Rather Fall In Love With You
11/1980 SP EPIC 8-50948 (US) . Who's Cheating Who / Love Scenes
04/1981 SP EPIC 19-01045 (US) . Surround Me With Love / He's Back
07/1981 SP EPIC 14-02421 (US) . Sleepin' With The Radio On / That's All A Woman Lives For You
12/1981 SP EPIC 14-02656 (US) . Very Best Is You / Love Left Over
05/1982 SP EPIC 14-02975 (US) . Dancing With Your Memory Away / Love This Time
07/1982 SP EPIC 14-03093 (US) . Sleepin' With The Radio On / Surround Me With Love
10/1982 SP EPIC 34-03308 (US) . With You / Crazy Hearts
03/1983 SP EPIC 34-03808 (US) . Fly Into Love / Best That Never Was
06/1983 SP EPIC 34-04007 (US) . Charly McCLAIN & Mickey GILLEY - Paradise Tonight / Four Seasons Of Love
09/1983 SP EPIC 34-04172 (US) . Sentimental Ol' You / I'll Get You Back
01/1984 SP EPIC 34-04368 (US) . Mickey GILLEY & Charly McCLAIN - Candy Man / Phone Call
02/1984 SP EPIC 34-04423 (US) . Band Of Gold / His Love Is Out Of My Hands
05/1984 SP EPIC 34-04489 (US) . Charly McCLAIN & Mickey GILLEY - Right Stuff / We Got A Love Thing
09/1984 SP EPIC 34-04586 (US) . Some Hearts Get All The Breaks / Someone Like You
01/1985 SP EPIC 34-04777 (US) . Radio Heart / You Make Me Feel So Good (with Wayne MASSEY)
05/1985 SP EPIC 34-05398 (US) With Just One Look In Your Eyes (with Wayne MASSEY) / Tangled In A Tightrope
05/1985 SP EPIC 15-05501(US) . Candy Man (Mickey GILLEY & Charly McCLAIN) / Fool For Your Love (Mickey GILLEY)
08/1985 SP EPIC 15-05598 (US) . Dancing My Memory Away / With You
10/1985 SP EPIC 34-05693 (US) . You Are My Music You Are My Song / We Got Love
02/1986 SP EPIC 34-05842 (US) . Charly McClain with Wayne Massey - When It's Down To Me And You / I'll Always Try Forever One More Time
07/1986 SP EPIC 34-06167 (US) . So This Is Love / Too Many Tears Too Late
11/1986 SP EPIC 34-06433 (US) . When Love Is Right / Someone Like You
02/1987 SP EPIC 34-06980 (US) . Don't Touch Me There / I Know The Way By Heart
07/1987 SP EPIC 34-07244 (US) . And Then Some / What Makes Love Go Round And Round
01/1988 SP EPIC 34-07670 (US) . Still I Stay / If You Didn't Need Me
07/1988 SP MERCURY 870508-7 (US) . Sometimes She Feels Like A Man / You Can Be You
11/1988 SP MERCURY 872036-7 (US) . Down The Road / You Can Be You
01/1989 SP MERCURY 872506-7 (US) . One In Your Heart One On Your Mind / You Got The Job
04/1989 SP MERCURY 872998-7 (US) . You Got The Job / ?


Albums

02/1977 LP 12" EPIC KE-34447 (US) HERE'S CHARLY MCCLAIN - It's Too Late To Love Me Now / Your Eyes / Lay Down / You Can Love It Away / Pride And Sorrow / Lay Something On My Bed Besides A Blanket / Leaning On The Bottle / Lovin' Arms / Love Me 'Til The Morning Comes / Hasten Down The Wind
09/1978 LP 12" EPIC KE-35448 (US) LET ME BE YOUR BABY - That's What You Do To Me / Take Me Back / You Can't Make Love By Yourself / 1+1=Love / Make The World Go Away / I'll Love Away Your Troubles For Awhile / You Should Be Layin' In Her Arms / Come Take Care Of Me / Bedtime Comes Earlier At Our House / Let Me Be Your Baby
06/1979 LP 12" EPIC JE-36090 (US) ALONE TOO LONG - When A Love Ain't Right / I've Been Alone Too Long / Baby I'm A Want You / I'm Puttin' My Love Inside You / You're A Part Of Me / Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me / I'd Rather Fall In Love With You / Gettin' Over You / I've Never Loved Nobody Like I Love You / You Decorated My Life
04/1980 LP 12" EPIC JE-36402 (US) WOMEN GET LONELY - Women Get Lonely / Somebody's Got To Sing The Sad Songs / Let's Put Our Love In Motion / Too Sad For Laughing / I Hate The Way I Love It (with Johnny ROFRIGUEZ) / Stuck Right In The Middle Of Your Love / I Don't Have To Dream Anymore / Men / Sleepin' With A Drifter / All By Myself Again
11/1980 LP 12" EPIC JE-36760 (US) WHO'S CHEATIN' WHO - Who's Cheatin' Who / I've Given About All I Can Take (with Judy Rodman) / I Think I Could Love You / Somebody Wants To Love Me Tonight (with Judy Rodman) / Keep On Lovin' You / Competition / I'm Really Me, You're Really You (with Don SINGLETON) / Only The Lonely Know / Make Believe It's Your First Time / Love Scenes
05/1981 LP 12" EPIC FE-37108 (US) SURROUND ME WITH LOVE - Sweet And Easy, Soft And Slow / Surround Me With Love / Sleepin' With The Radio On / That's All A Woman Lives For / You And Me / The Very Best Is You / I'm Out Of My Mind / I've Never Loved Anyone More / He's Back / Love Left Over
06/1981 LP 12" EPIC FE-37347  (US) ENCORE - Who's Cheatin' Who / That's What You Do To Me / When Love Ain't Right / Stuck Right In The Middle Of Your Love / Men / I Hate The Way I Love It (with Johnny ROFRIGUEZ) / Women Get Lonely / Lay Down / Let Me Be Your Baby / Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
07/1982 LP 12" EPIC FE-38064 (US) TOO GOOD TO HURRY - Dancing Your Memory Away / Do It Again / Twilight / I'd Rather Give It Away To A Stranger / When The Love's Still There / Everyday Love / Crazy Hearts / You Got Me By The Heart / With You / Love This Time
10/1982 LP 12" EPIC FE-38313 (US) GREATEST HITS - Sleepin' With The Radio On / Let's Put Our Love In Motion / I'll Love Away Your Troubles For Awhile / The Very Best Is You / Who's Cheatin' Who / You're A Part Of Me / Take Me Back / It's Too Late To Love Me Now / Men / Surround Me With Love
1982 LP 12" EPIC EPC 85778 (UK) Women Get Lonely - When A Love Ain't Right / Keep On Lovin' You / Who's Cheatin' Who / That@s What You Do To Me / Make Believe It's Your First Time / I've Been Alone Too Long / Competition / Only The Lonely Know / Stuck Right In The Middle Of Your Love / Women Get Lonely / You're A Part Of Me / Men / Lay Down / Let Me Be Your Baby / Sweet & Easy, Soft & Slow / Sleeping With The Radio On
04/1983 LP 12" EPIC FE-38584 (US) PARADISE - Meet You In The Middle Of The Bed / This Heart's For You / One More Time For Me / The Four Seasons Of Love / Midnight In Memphis / Paradise Tonight (with Mickey GILLEY) / A Matter Of Time / Fly Into Love / The Best That Never Was / Has Anyone Here Seen My Heart
12/1983 LP 12" EPIC FE-38979 (US) THE WOMAN IN ME - Band Of Gold / Can't See The Love For The Tears / The Woman In Me / I Don't See Me In Your Eyes / Rock Away A Heartache / Sentimental Ol' You / His Love Is Out Of My Hands / Just Look What You've Done To My Heart / First Time Feeling / I'll Get You Back
1984 LP 12" PICTURE DISC (US) ON TOUR - Men / Who's Cheating Who / Surround Me With Love / You And Me / The Very Best Is You / Sleeping With The Radio On / Women Get Lonely / I'm Really Me / Gettin' Over You / I Think I Could Love You
04/1984 LP 12" EPIC FE-39292 (US) IT TAKES BELIEVERS - Mickey GILLEY & Charly McCLAIN - Candy Man / Touch Me When We're Dancing / Playboy / We Got A Love Thing / Paradise Tonight / Right Stuff / Heads I Go Hearts I Say / Hold On To The Feeling / It Takes Believers To Be Lovers / Phone Call
07/1984 LP 12" EPIC FE-39425 (US) CHARLY - Some Hearts Get All The Breaks / When I Get Home To You / Hearts Like Mine / I Know A Good Thing When I Feel It / Someone Just Like You / I'm Not The Reason / Come Back / Still A Mystery / You're Making It Easy / Until I Fall In Love Again
04/1985 LP 12" EPIC FE-39871 (US) RADIO HEART - With Just One Look In Your Eyes (with Wayne MASSEY) / Too Many Tears Too Late / Tangled In A Tightrope / You Make Me Feel So Good (with Wayne MASSEY) / Radio Heart / So This Is Love / You Don't Have The Heart / We Got Love (with Wayne MASSEY) / Talking To The Moon / You Are My Music, You Are My Song (with Wayne MASSEY)
10/1985 LP 12" EPIC FE-40186 (US) BIGGEST HITS - Paradise Tonight / Fly Into Love / Sentimental Ol' You / Dancing Your Memory Away / With Just One Look in Your Eyes / Radio Heart / Women Get Lonely / Band of Gold / With You / Some Hearts Get All the Breaks
02/1986 LP 12" EPIC FE 40249 (US) WHEN LOVE IS RIGHT - Wayne MASSEY & Charly McCLAIN - A Love To Last Forever / When Love Is Right / Homestead / I Was Made For Lovin' You / Let's Amaze The World / When It's Down To Me And You / Some People Belong Together / With Just One Look In Your Eyes / I'll Always Try Forever One More Time / Someone Like You
1986 LP 12" EPIC EPC 450425-1 (NL) I LOVE COUNTRY - Sentimental Ol' You / Fly Into Love / Dancing Your Memory Away / With Just One Look In Your Eyes (with Wayne MASSEY) / Women Get Lonely / With You / Everyday Love / Radio Heart / Who's Cheatin' Who / Band Of Gold / Some Hearts Get All The Breaks / You Are My Music, You Are My Song (with Wayne MASSEY) / When It's Down To Me And You / Someone Just Like You / Sleepin' With The Radio On / Paradise Tonight (with Mickey GILLEY)
03/1987 LP 12" EPIC FE-40534 (US) STILL I STAY - Paradise Avenue / Don't Touch Me There / And Then Some / Old Flame, New Fire / Blue / #1 In Your Eyes / Still I Stay / I Know The Way By Heart / What Makes Love Go 'round And 'round / If You Didn't Need Me
10/1987 LP 12" EPIC FE-40907 (US) TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY - That's What You Do To Me / When A Love Ain't Right / Who's Cheatin' Who / Surround Me With Love / Sleepin' With The Radio On / Paradise Night / Sentimental Ol' You / Radio Heart / With Just One Look In Your Eyes
09/1988 CD MERCURY 834 998-2 (US) CHARLY MCCLAIN - Sometimes She Feels Like A Man / Down The Road / You Got The Job / One In Your Heart One On Your Mind / Let Your Woman Take Care Of You / Cry And Try Again / Haunt Your Heart / What You See Is Me In Love / Show Me Your Love / You Can Be You
1992 CD SONY A-22691 (US) PORTFOLIO - Let Me Be Your Baby / Sleepin' With The Radio On / Take Me Back / That's What You Do To Me / I Hate The Way I Love It / Paradise Tonight / When A Love Ain't Right / Very Best Is You / Let's Put Our Love In Motion / With You / Sentimental Ol' You / Who's Cheatin' Who / Surround Me With Love / Men / Dancin' Your Memory Away / Radio Heart / With Just One Look In Your Eyes / Women Get Lonely / Fly Into Love / Don't Touch Me There
08/1999 CD SONY 33574 (US) PURE COUNTRY - Sleepin' With The Radio On / Very Best Is You / Men / Sentimental Ol' You / Paradise Tonight / That's What You Do To Me / When A Love Ain't Right / Dancing Your Memory Away / Who's Cheatin' Who / Surround Me With Love
1999 2 CD RENAISSANCE 225 (US) ANTHOLOGY - Men / Sleepin' With The Radio On / Surround Me With Love / Very Best Is You / Radio Heart / When It's Down To Me And You / Paradise Tonight / Don't Touch Me There / With Just One Look In Your Eyes / Right Stuff / Fly Into Love / Take Me Back / You're A Part Of Me / I Hate The Way I Love It / Let's Put Our Love In Motion / Make The World Go Away / Lay Down / Who's Cheatin' Who / That's What You Do To Me / Women Get Lonely / When A Love Ain't Right / So This Is Love / Sentimental Ol' You / With You / Dancing Your Memory Away / Band Of Gold / Candy Man / You Are My Music / You Are My Song / Let Me Be Your Baby / Some Hearts Get All The Breaks / Lay Something On My Bed Besides A Blanket / It's Too Late / And Then Some / Still I Say

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