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5000 Volts is the name of a British disco recording act which achieved success throughout Europe during the 1970s. The group consisted of vocalists Tina Charles and Martin Jay, with a changing group of session musicians.
They released several singles in the mid 1970s, but did not achieve success until radio stations began playing the B-side to their single, "Bye Love". The song, "I'm On Fire", was then released in its own right and became a major hit throughout Europe, peaking at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart; and at number 1 on the German Top100 Singles chart and the Swedish chart. It also charted in the United States where it reached number 26. Though Charles provided the vocals, she was not at the time publicly acknowledged as the group's singer, and on the band's 1974 appearance on BBC Television's Top Of The Pops, singer/actress Luan Peters fronted the group. However, the publicity surrounding the revelation of Charles' contributions to the group gave her solo career a boost.