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|Frankie and the Knockouts|
|Origin||New Jersey, USA|
|1980 - 1986|
|Labels||Millennium Records, MCA Records|
Franke and the Knockouts were signed by Millennium Records in 1981 and had three U.S. Top 40 singles and two Top 50 albums. The group's biggest hit, "Sweetheart", was written by Previte along with Knockouts guitarist Billy Elworthy, peaking at #10 in the U.S. in June 1981. They also wrote and released the original versions of Eric Carmen's 1987 hit single "Hungry Eyes" as well as the song "(I've Had) The Time of My Life", (both of which were featured in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing), and it would also earn Previte an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
After Millennium folded, the band switched to MCA Records in 1984. The lone album released with MCA did not share the success of their previous work and the group disbanded in 1986.
|Year||Song||US Billboard Hot 100||US Cash Box Top 100||US Mainstream Rock||Canadian RPM|
|"You're My Girl"||27||29||--|
|1982||"Without You (Not Another Lonely Night)"||24||22||45|