In 1985, the group released their debut album, I Get Hot, which included tracks whose vocals drew strong comparisons to those of Sean and Gerald Levert's father Eddie. Bloodline followed in 1986, and included the band's first big R&B hit with "Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop (Goes My Mind)", a track that went all the way to number one. However, the band's next album, 1987's The Big Throwdown became an even bigger success, on the strength of the hit single "Casanova", which gave the band a crossover hit onto the pop charts, peaking at number 5 in this market and making the UK Top 10. A pair of additional R&B top five singles, "My Forever Love" and "Sweet Sensation", were also released from this album. The band's success continued with their 1988 follow-up album Just Coolin'. Both The Big Throwdown and Just Coolin' received gold certification.