Billboard #1s for the Week Ending June 2, 1984

This week’s Time Capsule!

Chart Title Act Weeks
Hot 100 Let’s Hear It For the Boy Deniece Williams 2
R & B Let’s Hear It For the Boy Deniece Williams 1
Country Honey (Open That Door) Ricky Skaggs 1
Adult Contemporary Time After Time Cyndi Lauper 1
Rock Magic The Cars 1
Album Footloose Soundtrack 7

face-to-face-1098-epic-3This week sees a true One Hit Wonder debut on the Hot 100. Face to Face formed in the late 70s, a quintet of good friends who had similar musical tastes. Guitarist Stuart Kimball suggested the band and its name and was joined by keyboard player Angelo, singer Laurie Sargent, bassist John Ryder, and drummer Billy Beard. Their eponymous first album was released in 1984 on Epic. It featured the track 10-9-8, written by Angelo. That song debuted on the Hot 100 at #80 this week and eased up to a three-week stint at #38 in late July 1984. The band never charted another single.

After Face to Face broke up in 1988, all five members moved on to other careers at least tangentially tied to the music business. Sargent went solo for a while before becoming the vocalist of the Twinemen, the band Dana Colley and Billy Conway formed after their Morphine colleague Mark Sandman died in 1999. Stuart Kimball has recorded and toured with the Twinemen. Angelo has had the biggest success, writing numerous songs for Country acts. He was nominated for a Grammy for writing Trisha Yearwood’s Believe Me Baby (I Lied) and won the 2010 Record of the Year Grammy as the co-producer of Kings of Leon’s fifth album Come Around Sundown.

About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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