Throwback Thursday ‘Cleopatra’s Theme’ by Cleopatra (1998)
I thought I was the only weirdo that still remembered this song, but I've recently heard "Cleopatra's Theme" being used on two Instagram pages I follow, so I figured it must be Throwback Thursday worthy!
"Cleopatra's Theme" by Cleopatra was the debut single from the pop/R&B group. It was the first single from their debut album, Comin' Atcha!.
Cleopatra is a trio made up of sisters Cleo, Yonah, and Zainam Higgins. They are from Manchester, England.
In America, Cleopatra was a bit of a one-hit-wonder. According to Wikipedia, "Their debut single, it reached number three on the UK Singles Chart and reached number 26 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was their only song to reach the top 40 in the United States, effectively making them a one-hit-wonder. They would go on to find greater success in the UK, with the rest of their singles from Comin' Atcha! reaching the top 20."
The music video was a staple on Disney Channel. The girls even got a concert special on the network.
Cleopatra actually had a short-lived sitcom in the UK, Wikipedia states, "On Christmas Eve 1998, CITV premiered Cleopatra's one-hour Christmas Special for their new sitcom, with a host of stars to help launch the show. The series had two seasons: Season 1 Comin' Atcha! and Season 2, In the House. The show was twenty minutes per episode and a mix of music and comedy. The plot followed the girls' lives on tour and at home with their family. Their mother and younger sister were featured in both seasons as themselves."
The group went on to have a second and final album, Steppin Out.
The thing that really sticks out to me is the irony in "Cleopatra's Theme" lyrics:
(Fresh new talent's here and we know)
(We're never gonna go, Cleopatra)
(We know the way to move so we're gonna)
(We're gonna blow the roof, gonna blow it)
They said they were never gonna go, but alas, they came and went rather quickly.
P.S. I know the video quality above is terrible, but it was the best I could find. Here's just a vocal video below.
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