Klymaxx is a female Urban/Funk Band formed in Los Angeles, California between 1979 and 1990. The group consisted of drummer/founder Bernadette Cooper, vocalist Lorena Porter, bassist Joyce Irby, keyboardists Lynn Malsby and Robbin Grider and guitarist Cheryl Cooley. Klymaxx became the first and last (so far) all-female band in this style of music to all play an instrument.
In 1981, they signed to Solar Records. Their debut album, Never Underestimate The Power Of A Woman, was released on Solar Records. Single included "Multi-Purpose Girls". Upon beginning work on their second album, they became the first ever act to work with writers/producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The team wrote and produced the song "Wild Girls" for that second album Girls Will Be Girls. After the second Solar album in 1983, they switched to the Constellation label (via MCA) for Meeting In The Ladies' Room which featured the 1985 hit "I Miss You" which peaked at #3 on both the Adult Contemporary and Billboard Hot 100 charts. "I Miss You" stayed on Billboard's Hot 100 for 29 weeks, an extremely long chart run at the time, and good enough to rank it as the third-biggest pop hit of 1986, ahead of several songs that hit #1. The album also featured the hits "The Men All Pause" and "Meeting in the Ladies Room". Two years later, their song "Man Size Love," from their self-titled Klymaxx album, was featured on the soundtrack for the movie Running Scared. Klymaxx scored another massive hit with the ballad, "I'd Still Say Yes" written by Babyface and Joyce Irby. It peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #8 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 1987 and was covered by Toni Braxton's siblings The Braxtons in 1996.