Pop and film legend Cher turns 73 today May At the tender age of 16, Cherilyn Sarkisian moved to Los Angeles. She met Salvatore Bono, who she married in and went on to sing with. Bono was known as Sonny. Cherilyn became the pop legend, Cher. The couple had a number of hits and then their own variety show, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour , which first aired in However, they divorced in and Cher went solo. While she released several studio albums during the 70s and 80s, it wasn't until when Cher made a comeback with pop anthem Believe. The song won her a Grammy Award. She had a Las Vegas residency from to , with album Closer to the Truth released in
However, with a back catalogue reaching back to the mid-Sixties, she will undoubtedly perform plenty of her most loved songs, many of which you will find here in the top 10 Cher songs playlist. A rare but successful excursion into disco for Cher for the famed Casablanca label with a pretty self-explanatory title. Cher was initially reluctant to join the disco bandwagon, but with her critical stock at an all-time low following her disastrous album with her then husband Gregg Allman, she probably reasoned she had nothing to lose. You can almost smell the incense and visualise the kaftans in this Sonny and Cher hit that perfectly captures the hippie era. After a couple of failed singles under the more exotic Caesar and Cleo moniker, Sonny and Cher hit paydirt with this brilliantly produced piece of folk-rock with Phil Spector-like flourishes, which sold over a million copies and topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. For much of the s, Cher the recording artist took second place to Cher the actor, climaxing in with an Oscar for Moonstruck. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists?
Cher first hit the pop singles chart in She was successful in the s both as a solo artist and one half of the duo Sonny and Cher with her former husband Sonny Bono. In the s she emerged as one of the top female pop solo artists. Late in the decade, her commercial fortunes faded, but she came back multiple times to earn more pop hits.
American entertainer Cher has released eighty one official singles , nineteen promotional singles and appeared in twenty three other songs. Cher is the fifth-ranked female artist with the most Billboard US Hot charted singles. Cher's span of top 10 records on the Hot stretches for a total of 33 years, one month and three weeks not counting the Sonny and Cher hits "I Got You Babe" and "Baby Don't Go" , from "Bang Bang" in to "Believe" in , placing her in third place in that category as of May , behind only Jackson and Carlos Santana. Cher has had a total of 14 number one hits and a total of 33 top ten hits on all Billboard charts combined. In the UK, she is the only female artist to have a top 40 hit in six consecutive decades.