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HEATWAVE released Six albums from 1976 till 1984. The first album HEATWAVE released in the seventies is 'Too Hot To Handle' on EPIC Records. Other albums that HEATWAVE recorded are 'Current', 'Boogie Nights', 'Central Heating', 'Candles'. Sixty five albums of HEATWAVE reached the billboard Pop Albums chart. The highest charted album was 'Central Heating' from 1978. This album debuted in 1978 on the Pop Albums chart and reached number 10 and lasts 0 weeks on this chart. Other charted albums are `Central Heating' #10 (Pop Albums) and `Too Hot To Handle' #11 (Pop Albums) and `Current' #15 (Pop Albums) and `Hot Property' #16 (Black Albums) and `Central Heating' #2 (Black Albums) and `Current' #21 (Black Albums) and `Candles' #24 (Black Albums) and `Hot Property' #38 (Pop Albums) and `Too Hot To Handle' #5 (Black Albums) and `Candles' #71 (Pop Albums) From 1976 till 1991 HEATWAVE released also fifteen singles. The first single HEATWAVE released in the seventies is 'Always & Forever' on EPIC (CBS) Records. Other released tracks are 'Gangsters Of The Groove (1980 / EPIC)', 'Feel Like Making Love Feat. Jocelyn Brown (1991 / )', 'Mind Blowing Decicions (1978 / EPIC (CBS))'.

Heatwave is a 1970s funk group.

They had three big singles hits in 1977 and 1978: "Boogie Nights" (#2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and certified platinum), the ballad "Always and Forever" (#18, gold), and "The Groove Line" (#7, gold).

The band was plagued by tragedies. One of the original band members, Jesse Whitten, was stabbed to death before their first recording session. An almost fatal car crash caused band member Mario Mantese to leave the group, and another car crash left Johnnie Wilder paralysed from the neck down. Though Wilder continued to work with the band and sing in the recording studio, he was unable to go on tour.

Their hit "Boogie Nights" from their first album Too Hot to Handle inspired the title for the movie Boogie Nights.

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