Klymaxx

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Klymaxx was an American all-female pop, R&B and funk band. They were from Los Angeles, California. Their first album was Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman in 1981. The following year, the band released the second album Girls Will Be Girls.

The band was formed in 1979 by Bernadette Cooper and five other women.[1] Their first album to that was recognized nationally was their 1984 album Meeting in the Ladies Room. This album had several Top 5 hit songs on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. They were "I Miss You", "The Men all Pause" and the song "Meeting in the Ladies Room".[2] "I Miss You" topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart at #5.

The group broke up in 1989. Some band members had their own albums. After the breakup there was a legal dispute involving band member Cheryl Cooley's use of the group's trademark and name.[3]

Klymaxx got together again in 2003.

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications Record label
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
CAN
[5]
NZ
[6]
1981 Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman SOLAR
1982 Girls Will Be Girls
1983 Girls in the Band [A]
1984 Meeting in the Ladies Room 18 9 46 18 Constellation
1986 Klymaxx 98 25
1990 The Maxx Is Back 168 32 MCA
1994 One Day Valley Vue
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
  • A Album was never released

Compilation albums[change | change source]

  • Greatest Hits (1996, MCA)
  • 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Klymaxx (2003, MCA)

Singles[change | change source]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[4]
US
R&B

[4]
US
Dan

[4]
US
A/C

[4]
BEL
[8]
CAN
[5]
NLD
[9]
NZ
[6]
UK
[10]
1981 "Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman" 74 Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman
"I Want to Love You Tonight"
1982 "Heartbreaker (I'm Such a Mess)" Girls Will Be Girls
"Wild Girls" 78
1983 "Multi-Purpose Girl" Girls in the Band
1984 "The Men All Pause" 105 5 9 Meeting in the Ladies Room
1985 "Meeting in the Ladies Room" 59 4 22
"Lock and Key" 47
"I Miss You" 5 11 3 28 1 32 2 89
1986 "The Men All Pause" (re-release) 80
"Man Size Love" 15 43 18 55 86 Klymaxx
"Sexy" 18
1987 "I'd Still Say Yes" 18 7 8 50
"Divas Need Love Too" 14
1990 "Good Love" 4 89 The Maxx Is Back
"Private Party" 62
"When You Kiss Me"
1994 "All I Think About Is You" 124 One Day
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Iconic Guitarist Cheryl Cooley from the Bane Klymaxx". Interrupted Blogs. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  2. "Klymaxx". Soulwalking. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  3. "Unsung Features All Female Band Klymaxx". WTLC. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "US Charts > Klymaxx". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "CAN Charts > Mary Jane Girls". RPM. Archived from the original on 2017-08-24. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "NZ Charts > Klymaxx". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  7. "American certifications – Klymaxx". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  8. "BEL Charts > Klymaxx". VRT Top 30. Archived from the original on 2012-04-09. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  9. "NLD Charts > Klymaxx". MegaCharts. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  10. "UK Charts > Klymaxx". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  11. "Canadian certifications – Klymaxx". Music Canada. Retrieved June 20, 2020.