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Weather Girls
   
Number of songs: 1 | Total weeks on charts: 3
Appearing in a total number of: 3 charts | Total period running: 4 days
Biography

The Weather Girls, also known as Two Tons o' Fun (especially during the early portion of their career), was composed of singers, Izora Armstead and Martha Wash. The duo charted several dance hits over the course of its career, with its peak in popularity having occurred in 1982, when the group released the hit song "It's Raining Men." 
The rights to the name "The Weather Girls" are currently held by Dynelle Rhodes, the daughter of founding Weather Girl Izora Armstead. Rhodes does not currently have a partner. 

The original Two Tons were Martha Wash and Izora Armstead. Though the mainstream pop market considers the team a one-hit wonder for "It's Raining Men" (though the song did not make the Top 40 in the US, peaking at #46 on the Billboard Hot 100), they recorded three songs which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart under the "Two Tons o' Fun" name: "Earth Can Be Just Like Heaven" (1980); "Just Us" (1980 and also made #29 on the US R&B chart); and the Hi-NRG song "I Got the Feeling" in 1981. They were brought together by Sylvester as his backing group (from 1977 to 1981), who also gave them the name 'Two Tons O' Fun.' They also backed Aretha Franklin (on "Freeway of Love"), and Bob Seger (1986). They are best known for their 1982 #1 club and pop hit, "It's Raining Men", the recording of which music producer Paul Jabara supervised and from which the name "The Weather Girls" was derived. After the success of "It's Raining Men", other hits with the original line-up (which adopted the Weather Girls moniker permanently after the hit) included "Dear Santa (Bring Me a Man this Christmas)", for which, as with "It's Raining Men", an accompanying music video was made, and "No One Can Love You More Than Me." The group disbanded in 1985, while Wash moved on to a solo career, one that continues into the present day. (Wash also sang lead on the song "Everybody, Everybody" for the group Black Box, and recorded with C+C Music Factory at the peak of that band's popularity in the early 1990s.) 

In the 1990s, Izora Armstead moved to Germany, where she and her daughter Dynelle Rhodes re-formed the group for touring in Europe, and in 2002 they joined the "Disco Brothers" for a participation in the German National Final for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Get Up". In the end, the group only managed a 13th place out of 15. 

Armstead died in 2004. The Weather Girls (now composed of Rhodes and Ingrid Arthur) released a new album, Totally Wild, in late 2005. It scored an underground club hit with "Wild Thang." Like the original Weather Girls, the duo has proven very successful with its gay male core audience. 

In 2008, the Weather Girls were listed as featured artists on the song, "Break You" by Ralph Falcon of the bands Murk and Funky Green Dogs. This song spent one week at #1 on the American dance chart in May 2008. 

Discography 
Albums 
1980 - Two Tons of Fun 
1980 - Backatcha (as The Two Tons) 
1983 - Success 
1985 - Big Girls Don't Cry 
1985 - Megatonnage, The best of The Two Tons (Aka The Weather Girls) 
1988 - Weather Girls 
1993 - Double Tons Of Fun 
1995 - Think Big! 
1999 - Puttin' On The Hits 
2005 - Totally Wild
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Weather Girls in the news
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Kash Jay 'Dancing Warriors' (20/09/2016) Elle Bee Releases Buzzing New Track 'So' (12/10/2015)
Eric Alamango - Weekly Dancedose Radio Show 16 (10/07/2015) Dynamic Duo, Tony Moran And Martha Wash, Follow Up Their Hit Single With 'Free People (Volume 2)' (18/03/2015)
Houston's Top Ranked Art Festival Debuts "Bayou City After Dark" Concert Featuring Martha Wash (25/09/2014) Rockster - How I Feel/This Aint Love (25/11/2013)
Music Diva Martha Wash Releases Triumphant Return LP "Something Good" (11/01/2013) Luther Vandross Rarities Uncovered On Hidden Gems (21/03/2012)
Skepta's 'Make Peace Not War' Will Be Released On April 29, 2012 (17/03/2012) SiriusXM's LGBT Channel OutQ Celebrates Super Pride Weekend 2011 (24/06/2011)
World's Best-Selling Music Compilation Series Issues 'NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 32' and 'NOW That's What I Call Dance Classics!' (22/10/2009) 'Last Dance' & 'It's Raining Men' Composer Paul Jabara's Memory Lives On (27/03/2008)
Indie artist Tony Rhone 'Living Large' on the Billboard Dance Chart (28/07/2004)
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