Double You

Double You is a Eurodance group founded in 1985, when William Naraine (singer) started producing demos with Franco Amato and Andrea de Antoni.

In 1992 they've sold more than three million records and the single "Please Don't Go" was a success.[citation needed]

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1990s

In 1991 the boys met the producer Roberto Zanetti. In December of the same year, "Please Don't Go" was recorded. The song was released in January 1992 and it was an instant hit.[citation needed] Double You toured across Europe and appeared in TV shows around the world.

"Please Don’t Go", a dance version from a KC and the Sunshine Band song, earned many gold and platinum records in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. The record also sold in North America (top ten maxi sales), in Israel (#12), and in the UK (n° 2 on the Cool Cuts Chart).[citation needed]

The second single, "We All Need Love" was recorded in June 1992, during a European tour and was charted around the world.[citation needed] After this second single, the first album We All Need Love followed, which put together such songs as: "Who's Fooling Who" (cover of a One Way song and the third single) and "Why (Let's Make It Christmas)". They performed the latter together with the original composer and singer of "Please Don't Go", Harry Casey, professionally known as "KC".

At the end of 1993, the recording of the second album, the Blue Album, started. These singles followed: "Missing You", "Part Time Lover", "Heart of Glass" and "Run to Me" (the song gave the group the possibility of starting their first tour in North America (1995)[clarification needed]. They performed in such cities as Miami, Daytona, Orlando and other towns along the east coast.

The group performed in theatres and concert-halls in Brazil, such as the "Metropolitan" in Rio de Janeiro and "Olympia" in São Paulo. In less than three months, the group performed sixty-four shows, attended by more than 350,000 people.[citation needed]

In 1995 a new single "Dancing With An Angel" came out, with the singer Sandra Chambers. A long Italian tour began, lasting eight months. The song was also a success in other countries: Switzerland, Australia, Israel and Latin America, too.[citation needed] The single, "Because I'm Loving You", was released in different versions. It was a big hit in Spain, Italy, Israel (where it reached # 19), and Brazil and one of the most aired on European radios.[citation needed]

At the beginning of 1996, Andrea de Antoni left the group to undertake his own artistic career. In this period, Double You was in great demand in Brazil,[citation needed] so the new tour started. There they performed in the most important concert-halls of the country. The group dedicated the album Forever to all their Brazilian fans.[citation needed] This new album was produced 50% in Italy and 50% in Brazil. It was released only in that country, selling one hundred and fifty thousand copies.[citation needed]

A single was released in the same year, in Brazil only, under the label Spotlight. It was entitled "If You Say Goodbye".

William Naraine also took part in several DWA projects: Data Drama, Eclipse, Mission, Funkelectra, Infinity feat Sense, Kaas, Pacific, Space Tribe, Time Machine, Toro, Willy Morales. After a two years rest, spending time in the studio to create new songs for their next album, in spring 1997, the new single, "Somebody", was released. In 1999, another single was released, called "Desperado".

2000s

In 2000, Double You released a track called "Music (Is The Answer)" followed by a 2001 remix of the hit "Please Don't Go". A best of album called Studio Live was released the same year in Brazil. In 2002, Double You released a single entitled "Dance Anymore". He had worked with Memi P. and Ryo S., produced and performed with other bands such as T-Factory. The same year, his voice was featured by Love Solution for the track "I'll Be Over You".

In 2003, Double You did a remake of Bryan Adams hit "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)", and a cover of U2's "With or Without You" (that was not released as a single). The band toured in all the main Brazilian cities. In May they did shows in the South and Southeast, including both a presentation in the "Olympia" of São Paulo and their playing at the Caipiriba Dance, in the city of Aparecida. Then they went to Belém, Macapá and Manaus. William Narnine was married in the year 1998,to Izeka Marsh from Egypt.

In 2004, March William Naraine contributed to Vanni G's single "All My Illusion". In October he appeared once again on the next single "I Say Yeah". He also took part to a remix of the single by Promise Land vs Netzwerk Memories, where he made a duet with Sandy. In 2005, Double You released with Artist Don Cartel "Please Don't Go" 2005 for Record Company Triple B Records. The single hit the Dutch mega top 100 chart at 40 position and Pepsi Chart at 38 position.[citation needed] In November 2007, a live DVD (shot during a concert in São Paulo) and a live CD were released, available in Brazil only.

William's voice was featured on DJ Ross single "Get Up", under the project name DJ Ross vs DY. Their follow up single was called "Beat Goes On". Both were big hits.[citation needed]

Discography

Albums

  • 2005 Pérolas
  1. Please Don't Go
  2. Looking At My Girl
  3. She's Beautiful
  4. Run To Me
  5. We All Need Love
  6. With Or Without You
  7. What Did You Do (With My Love)
  8. In The Name Of Love
  9. Drive
  10. Gonna Be My Baby
  11. Who's Fooling Who
  12. Heart Of Glass
  13. Part-Time Lover
  14. Because I'm Loving You
  15. That's The Way (I Like It)
  16. Megamix
  • 1998 Heaven
  1. Desperado
  2. Forever And Ever
  3. Do You Wanna Be Funky
  4. You And I
  5. Ain't No Stopping Us Now
  6. Sexy
  7. More That A Friend
  8. That's The Way Love Is
  9. Everytime
  10. Music And Me
  11. Ready To Go
  12. Love Never Dies
  13. Let's Do It Together
  • 1996 Forever
  1. Because I'm Loving You
  2. Gonna Be My Baby
  3. Dancing With An Angel
  4. Stay
  5. Send Away The Rain
  6. That's The Way (I Like It)
  7. Loving You
  8. Gimme All Your Love
  9. Stay With Me
  10. And You Know
  11. La Di Da
  12. If You Say Goodbye
  13. Only In A Dream
  14. The Alien Song
  15. Because I'm Loving You (Euroversion)
  • 1994 The Blue Album
  1. Run To Me
  2. She's Beautiful
  3. Wonderful World
  4. Part-Time Lover
  5. What Did You Do (With My Love)
  6. Missing You
  7. Heart Of Glass
  8. I Gave You All
  9. Got To Love
  10. You Are The One
  11. What Did You Do (With My Love) [Live Remix]
  12. Rebel Rebel
  13. She's Beautiful [Sun Remix]
  14. Part-Time Lover [Euro Remix]
  15. Missing You [Summer Remix]
  • 1992 We All Need Love
  1. Please Don't Go
  2. Walking On The Chinese Wall
  3. Drive
  4. Why
  5. Who's Fooling Who
  6. We All Need Love
  7. Going Back
  8. With Or Without You
  9. Looking At My girl
  10. You Are My World
  11. We All Need Love [US Club Remix]
  12. Please Don't Go [Rhythm Stick Mix]

Singles

  • 2010 - If I Could Fall
  • 2009 - DJ Ross vs. DY - Please Don't Go 2009
  • 2008 - Lose Control
  • 2007 - DJ Ross vs. DY - To The Beat
  • 2006 - GM vs. DY - The Volume
  • 2005 - DJ Ross vs. DY - Beat Goes On
  • 2005 - DJ Ross vs. DY - Get Up
  • 2005 - Please Don't Go 2005
  • 2005 - Music (Is The Answer)
  • 1996 - Because I'm Loving You
  • 1995 - Dancing with an Angel
  • 1994 - Run To Me
  • 1994 - Heart Of Glass
  • 1993 - With Or Without You
  • 1993 - Part Time Lover
  • 1992 - Who's Fooling Who
  • 1992 - We All Need Love (Remix)
  • 1992 - Please Don't Go [Cassette Single]
  • 1992 - We All Need Love [12"]
  • 1992 - Please Don't Go (Remix)
  • 1992 - Please Don't Go [Single]

See also

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