Mel & Kim

Mel & Kim

English sisters born by British and Jamaican parents in London.
Started as dancers and were scouted in London Nightclubs, and landed a contract with Supreme Records. The duo got the producer team Stock, Aitken & Waterman to produce their work.
The single "Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)" became their breaktrough.

Melanie Susan Appleby, born on July 11, 1966, died on January 18, 1990, of pneumonia after succumbing to spinal cancer.

Kim Appleby singer and songwriter born 1961 in London. Started going solo during the 90's, after Mel's all too early death.

Mel & Kim Discography


G-6236 Mel & Kim F.L.M. (Album, Comp) Supreme Records (3), Supreme Records (3) G-6236 Indonesia 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SUPETZ 107, SUPE TZ 107 Mel & Kim Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) (Maxi, Single) Supreme Records (3) SUPETZ 107, SUPE TZ 107 UK 1986 Sell This Version
0-86605 Suzy* / Mel & Kim Suzy* / Mel & Kim - Can't Live Without Your Love / Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)(12", RE) Atlantic 0-86605 US 1986 Sell This Version
YD 719 Mel & Kim / Bang (17) Mel & Kim / Bang (17) - Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) / Lupo Di Strada(7", Jukebox) CGD YD 719 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
PROMO 2271 Mel & Kim More Than Words Can Say (Single) Mega Records PROMO 2271 Scandinavia 1987 Sell This Version
7-84952 Mel & Kim Respectable / Showing Out (Get Fresh For The Weekend) (Single, Maxi) Atlantic 7-84952 US 1987 Sell This Version
INT 125.593 Mel & Kim F.L.M. (Single, Maxi) Supreme Records (3) INT 125.593 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
2018657 Mel & Kim Respectable (Maxi, Single) Supreme Records (3), Supreme Records (3) 2018657 Portugal 1987 Sell This Version
DMD 1124 Mel & Kim I'm The One Who Really Loves You (Single) Atlantic DMD 1124 US 1987 Sell This Version
5 56 174 Mel & Kim Mel & Kim(7", EP) AMIGA 5 56 174 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1987 Sell This Version
YD 720 Mel & Kim / Joe Trio Mel & Kim / Joe Trio - Respectable / Back Home(7", Jukebox) CGD YD 720 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
SUPETX 117 Mel & Kim That's The Way It Is (Maxi, Single) Supreme Records (3) SUPETX 117 UK 1988 Sell This Version
PRCDX 161 Mel & Kim Megamix: Ninety! (Single, Maxi) Blow Up PRCDX 161 UK 1990 Sell This Version
NCTGD016 Nicole Moudaber vs. Mel & Kim Nicole Moudaber vs. Mel & Kim - Get Fresh(4xFile, Single, MP3, 320) Nocturnal Groove NCTGD016 UK 2008


THPC 1235 Mel & Kim Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) Telstar THPC 1235 UK 1987 Sell This Version
653014 4 Mel & Kim The 12" Tape(Cass, Comp) Liberation Records 653014 4 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
MRLP 3139 Mel & Kim Something Special (Comp) Mega Records MRLP 3139 Denmark 1989 Sell This Version
DC 865952 Mel & Kim The Best Of(CD, Comp) Disky DC 865952 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
535 6702, 7243 5 35670 2 6 Mel & Kim That's The Way It Is - The Best Of(CD, Comp) EMI Gold, EMI Gold 535 6702, 7243 5 35670 2 6 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
GO 904118 Mel & Kim F.L.M.(CD, Comp) Pure Gold GO 904118 Europe 2002 Sell This Version


VC 4032 Mel & Kim F.L.M. & Respectable (Double Headers)(VHS, Comp, PAL) Wienerworld VC 4032 UK 1987 Sell This Version

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January 29, 2013
Love Mel and Kim they were amazing and had such a fresh dance sound,very chicago house,I have a 3" picture cd disc single of FLM i have no idea what country it is from and it isnt listed here,its called FLM the 12" dance mixes and has the same cover as the regular release except in a jewl 3" cd single case,The picture on the cd 3" cd single is a similar but differnt shot as the front cover,if anyone knows where this was released id be greatful as it dosnt state anywhere.


March 15, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
I wonder what would have become of these two cuties if only they survived both as a duo and Mel's horiffic desease. Basically most of the 1988's sensations are either forgotten or trying hard these days to look younger and hotter for a desperate slice of pop-success... But back in those pop-times of brainwashing Stock-Aitken-Waterman production domination, Mel & Kim's two similar hits, 'Respectable' and 'Showing Out' did stand out with a difference for they were at least not as nutrasweet as Kylie or Tiffany or (dear God) - Debbie Gibson. Mel & Kim had style and grace, the only problem is they were just too much one-hit wonders. 'Respectable' however still sounds better than most of the pop-crap you wish to hear onwards. A charming House music attempt. Dance and remember.

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