Mel & Kim

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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.
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Albums

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

Singles & EPs

Mel & Kim - Showing Out album art Mel & Kim Showing Out (Single, Maxi) Supreme Records (3) South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
0-86605 Mel & Kim - Can't Live Without Your Love / Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) album art 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 - Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) / Lupo Di Strada album art 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
Mel & Kim - Respectable / Showing Out (Get Fresh For The Weekend) album art Mel & Kim Respectable / Showing Out (Get Fresh For The Weekend) (Single, Maxi) Atlantic US 1987 Sell This Version
Mel & Kim - F.L.M. album art Mel & Kim F.L.M. (Maxi, Single) Supreme Records (3) Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Mel & Kim - Respectable album art Mel & Kim Respectable (Single, Maxi) Supreme Records (3), Supreme Records (3) Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Mel & Kim - I'm The One Who Really Loves You album art Mel & Kim I'm The One Who Really Loves You (Single) Atlantic Philippines 1987 Sell This Version
5 56 174 Mel & Kim - Mel & Kim album art Mel & Kim Mel & Kim(7", EP) AMIGA 5 56 174 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1987 Sell This Version
YD 720 Mel & Kim - Respectable / Back Home album art Mel & Kim / Joe Trio Mel & Kim / Joe Trio - Respectable / Back Home(7", Jukebox) CGD YD 720 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
Mel & Kim - That's The Way It Is album art Mel & Kim That's The Way It Is (Maxi, Single) Supreme Records (3) UK 1988 Sell This Version
Mel & Kim - More Than Words Can Say album art Mel & Kim More Than Words Can Say (Single) Mega Records Scandinavia 1987 Sell This Version
Mel & Kim - Megamix: Ninety! album art Mel & Kim Megamix: Ninety! (Maxi, Single) Blow Up UK 1990 Sell This Version
Mel & Kim - Where Is Love album art Mel & Kim Where Is Love (Single, Maxi) Dancing Nation Records Ltd.Co. UK 2018 Sell This Version

Compilations

THPC 1235 Mel & Kim - Greatest Hits album art Mel & Kim Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) Telstar THPC 1235 UK 1987 Sell This Version
653014 4 Mel & Kim - The 12" Tapes album art Mel & Kim The 12" Tapes(Cass, Comp) Liberation Records 653014 4 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
Mel & Kim - Something Special album art Mel & Kim Something Special (Comp, Album) Mega Records Denmark 1989 Sell This Version
Mel & Kim - The Best Of album art Mel & Kim The Best Of (Comp) Disky Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Mel & Kim - That's The Way It Is - The Best Of album art Mel & Kim That's The Way It Is - The Best Of (Comp) EMI Gold, EMI Gold Europe 2001 Sell This Version
GO 904118 Mel & Kim - F.L.M. album art Mel & Kim F.L.M.(CD, Comp) Pure Gold GO 904118 Europe 2002 Sell This Version

Videos

Mel & Kim - F.L.M. & Respectable (Double Headers) album art Mel & Kim F.L.M. & Respectable (Double Headers) (Comp) Wienerworld Presentation UK 1987 Sell This Version

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snookiesmudge

snookiesmudge

January 24, 2019
Do you still have the 12" tapes cassette as I have been searching for this for 30 years!!
paul_1973

paul_1973

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.
Crijevo

Crijevo

March 15, 2007
edited over 12 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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