Billboard #1s for the Week Ending October 12, 1985
October 10, 2015 Leave a comment
This week’s Time Capsule!
|Hot 100||Oh Sheila||Ready For the World||1|
|R & B||You Are My Lady||Freddie Jackson||2|
|Country||Meet Me In Montana||Marie Osmond and Dan Seals||1|
|Adult Contemporary||Saving All My Love For You||Whitney Houston||2|
|Rock||We Built This City||Starship||1|
|Album||Brothers In Arms||Dire Straits||7|
This week sees a true One Hit Wonder emerge from the burgeoning Minneapolis scene. In the wake of Prince’s breakthrough with Purple Rain, many acts from the city got their shot at chart success including the Time, Morris Day, Vanity, Apollonia 6, and Sheila E.
Margie Cox was born in Morocco, moving to the Twin Cities as a child. She developed a regional reputation as a singer and was signed by A&M as part of the Minneapolis boom. Produced by the Time’s Jesse Johnson, (who nicknamed Cox “Ta Mara” and co-wrote several songs with her), the debut disc by Ta Mara and the Seen included their one hit, Everybody Dance. It enters the Hot 100 at #87 this week. It enjoyed a long, gradual chart run, peaking at #24 in January 1986.
Their smart dance sound got them crossover airplay, with the song hitting #9 on the Dance chart. Their biggest success was R&B, where they spent a week at #3. They managed three more minor R&B releases before breaking up but never hit the Hot 100 again, becoming a rare full-fledged One Hit Wonder.
- The band’s guitarist, Oliver Leiber, is the son of legendary songwriter Jerry Leiber.
- Cox and Johnson continued to write together, landing the song I Need You on Paula Abdul’s multi-platinum Forever Your Girl.