Hot Chocolate was a British pop band of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s formed by Errol Brown (a Briton who was born in Jamaica). They were originally named 'The Hot Chocolate Band' by Mavis Smith, who worked for the Apple Corps press office. This was quickly shortened to just Hot Chocolate.
Brown started their recording career making a reggae version of John Lennon's "Give Peace A Chance", but he was told he needed permission. Much to Brown's surprise, he was contacted by Apple Records, and discovered that John Lennon liked his version, and they subsequently signed to Apple Records. The link was short-lived, as The Beatles were starting to break up, and the Apple connection soon ended.
In 1970 Hot Chocolate, with the help of ace record producer Mickie Most, began releasing tracks that became hits, such as "Love Is Life", "Emma", "You Could Have Been A Lady", and "I Believe in Love". All their releases were on the RAK record label, owned by Most. Brown...
Track listing: It Started With a KissGirl CrazySo You Win AgainPut Your Love in MeLove Is LifeI'll Put You Together AgainEvery 1's a WinnerYou Could Have Been a LadyDisco QueenDon't Stop It NowA Child's PrayerWhat Kinda Boy You Looking For (Girl)I Believe (In Love)Are You Getting Enough Happiness?
Track listing: So You Win AgainPut Your Love in MeEveryone's a WinnerI'll Put You Together AgainMindless BoogieGoing Through the MotionsAre You Getting Enough of What Makes You HappyLove Me to SleepYou'll Never Be So WrongGirl CrazyIt Started With a KissChancesWhat Kinda Boy You Lookin' For (Girl)Tears on the Telephone
Track listing: You Could've Been a LadyYou'll Always Be a FriendBrother LouieRumoursCheri BabeDisco QueenA Child's PrayerDon't Stop It NowMan to ManHeaven Is in the Back Seat of My CadillacLove Is LifeI Believe (In Love)