Cathy Dennis (born Catherine Roseanne Dennis on March 25, 1969 in Norwich, England) is a female pop\dance singer, songwriter, record producer and actress.
Cathy was spotted recording Stevie Wonder-influenced demos as a teenager at the Kitchen in Norwich with her father (who's also a musician and local restauranteur) who played piano.
Music producer Simon Fuller signed Cathy to his 19 Management company and at 17 years old, she was signed to Polydor Records.
Cathy earned her first musical success as a singer with music producer D-Mob on the single, "C'Mon and Get My Love" in 1989 which peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #15 on the UK Singles chart. The song also topped Billboard's dance charts.
The song was featured on the movie soundtrack to "She-Devil" featuring comedian Roseanne.
In 1990, Cathy released her debut album, "Move to This" which peaked at #67 on the Billboard 200.
The first single from the album, "Just Another Dream" which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, #91 on Billboard's Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and #2 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play and Maxi-Singles Sales chart. The song peaked at #13 on the UK Singles chart.
The second single and Cathy's biggest hit song to date, "Touch Me (All Night Long)" peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped Billboard's dance chart. The song also peaked at #32 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.
The third single from the album, "Too Many Walls" peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it a top 10 hit for Cathy. The song also topped Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for two weeks.
The last single from the album, "Everybody Move" peaked at #90 on the Billboard Hot 100, #22 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #41 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
Cathy agreed to join Club MTV's first tour, but dropped out due to claims of being sexually harassed by one of the members of Milli Vanilli. Also, Cathy recorded a song, "Find the Key to Your Heart" which was featured on the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze" movie soundtrack.
In 1992, Cathy released her sophomore album, "Into the Skyline" which didn't chart at all on the Billboard 200.
The second single, "Irresistable" flopped, peaking at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100, #6 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, and #36 on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart.
The third single, "Moments of Love" peaked at #8 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. She performed the song on "Beverly Hills 90210" along with the songs "Why" and "Touch Me (All Night Long").
Cathy was working on her third album, "Inspiration" and recorded the title song with Todd Terry, but she stopped work on the album and only two singles were released "Find the Key to Your Heart" and "S.O.S." (which was featured on the "Beverly Hills 90210: The College Years" soundtrack).
In 1996, Cathy released her third album, "Am I The Kinda Girl" which didn't chart on the Billboard 200.
The singles "Waterloo Sunset," "West End Pad," and "When Dreams Turn to Dust" which didn't chart at all in the US, but were moderately successful in the UK.
After her solo music career, Cathy turned to songwriting, writing songs for artists such as Livvi Franc, Dannii Minogue, Katy Perry, Kris Allen, Jonas Brothers, Britney Spears, S Club 7, Heidi Montag, and Kelly Clarkson.
Cathy also two of Kylie Minogue's successful hit songs "Can't Get You Out of My Head" and "Come into My World" from her 2001 album, "Fever."
Cathy won an Ivor Novello Award for writing "Can't Get You Out of My Head" and for Will Young's hit UK single, "Anything is Possible." She has won numerous songwriting awards for her songwriting with other famous musicians.
Cathy is currently working with Heidi Montag for her debut album and Britney Spears for her lastest album due in 2010. In 2009, Cathy released the single, "Killer Love," her first release since 1997.
To see the music video for "Touch Me (All Night Long)," go to:
To see the music video for "Too Many Walls," go to:
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To see the music video for "C'mon and Get My Love," go to: