France Joli is a Canadian singer, born 1963, who recorded albums for Prelude Records (1979-1982) and Epic (1983-1985).
France’s first single was at the age of 16 for Prelude Records, the single “Come to Me” began a three-week reign atop the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play on 22 September 1979 and the France Joli album rose to #26. On the Billboard Hot 100 “Come to Me” peaked at #15 a symptom of the increasing disenchantment of pop radio with disco music.
After releasing three albums with decreasing success for Prelude, France made the move to Epic in 1983 with a view to moving outside the disco market.
Joli’s second album released by Epic was “Witch Of Love” (1985) produced by George Duke: prior to the album’s release Joli had performed the Duke-penned track “Party Lights” at the Yamaha Music Festival in 1984 and had won the Grand Prix.
The choice for single was a Jay Ferguson-Deborah Neal composition: the rather quirky “Does He Dance”, which failed at US radio – although it did become a Canadian airplay item – while becoming a moderate club hit boosted by a remix by Shep Pettibone.
Does He Dance 6:25
Does He Dance (Dub Mix) 5:38