Chi-Lites are an R&B/soul vocal quartet from Chicago, Illinois, United States. The group’s greatest fame came during the early 1970s.
After a short break in the late 1970’s, the original lineup of the Chi-Lites re-formed in 1980, and the group began recording for the record label, Chi-Sound. They didn’t have a genuine hit until 1982, when “Hot on a Thing (Called Love)” reached number 15. The following year, they moved to Larc Records, where they had their final Top Ten hit with “Bottoms Up.” Late that year, Creadel Jones retired and the group continued to tour as a trio throughout the remainder of the decade. Record left the group in 1990 to record as a solo artist. He was replaced by Anthony Watson. By the early ’90s, Jones had re-joined the group, and this version of the Chi-Litesbecame a regular on the oldies and soul circuit during the ’90s.