5000 Volts was a British disco group that became very popular throughout much of Europe and South Africa during the mid to late 1970s. Their best known song, "I'm On Fire," became a big hit in the U.S., peaking at #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975. The fame of 5000 Volts in the U.S. was short-lived, however, and the group's later songs failed to chart.
5000 Volts was founded by Tina Charles and Martin Jay, with other members that changed along the way. In 1976, Tina Charles topped the U.K. charts with "I Love To Love (But My Baby Loves To Dance)," and she continues to perform and record. After 5000 Volts disbanded in 1977, Martin Jay returned to his previous career as a session musician.
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- I'm On Fire 1975
(This song also became a hit for Jim Gilstrap (1975).)
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