"Hot Love" is a 1990 single by British pop group Five Star, the second release for their new record label, Epic. Peaking at #68, this track would be the group's last appearance in the UK Top 75 to date.
The group recorded the single in their new hi-tech studio that was built in the grounds of their family home, Stone Court, in Ascot, Berkshire. The single proved a flop, and the press were quick to pounce, claiming Five Star's career was rapidly fading, and that they had lost all their money, a claim they refuted when they appeared on BBC TV's Wogan chat show in an attempt to prove to the public that they were, in fact, quite happy, and that they had kept their fortunes from their previous hits. They then performed "Hot Love" on the show, many fans screaming and shouting their support for the band throughout the performance. After the single's release, the album Five Star, was shelved by Epic, and merited only a U.S. release, although the album was made available in Britain on import towards the end of 1990. After a third single, "Shine" (released in 1991) failed, only making #53 in the UK, the band left Epic and pursued a career in the United States.
The video to the single was hardly shown on British TV, perhaps the media thought that interest in Five Star had come to an end. The video was shot in a mock coffee shop called "Joe's Bar", in which the band performed a dance routine, not dissimilar to that of Michael Jackson's moonwalk.
UK Catalogue Number: Tent FIVE2 / Tent 656010
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