|Labels||"O" Records, Rams Horn Records, Sony Music Entertainment|
The Flirts were an American female band. The trio was created and masterminded by American Hi-NRG mogul Bobby "O" Orlando, initially composed of one blonde, one brunette, and one redhead. They are best known for Hi-NRG songs such as "Passion", "Danger", "Helpless" and "Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime)".
Orlando conceived the idea for The Flirts, wrote the songs, played the instruments, and produced the tracks. He then auditioned girls to be the faces of the group. Orlando often called in the services of professional session singers to sing the vocals for the tracks because most of the performers were trained as dancers, models or actresses. The Flirts went through numerous lineup changes and with every album release and tour, some girls left while others stayed. The Flirts released six studio albums from 1982-1992 and numerous singles. They made several international tours, often in the club circuit, and usually lip-synced alongside the recordings.
Debut single "Jukebox" received significant airplay on MTV in 1982. The song rose to number 28 on the Billboard US Dance Chart. The follow-up single "Passion" peaked the same year at number 21, and became a huge success in Europe, reaching number 22 in the Netherlands and number 4 in Germany.
"Helpless (You Took My Love)" peaked at number 12 on the Billboard US Dance Chart, and reached number 13 on the German Top 75. The Flirts were featured in the German feature film Feel the Motion.
Plus many session singers who sang lead and background vocals on tracks that were released under the name The Flirts.