Billboard #1s for the Week Ending December 28, 1985

This week’s Time Capsule!

Chart Title Act Weeks
Hot 100 Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie 2
R & B Don’t Say No Tonight Eugene Wilde 2
Country Have Mercy The Judds 1
Adult Contemporary Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie 4
Rock Silent Running Mike + the Mechanics 1
Album Miami Vice Soundtrack 8

SlyFoxLetsGoThis week sees a near One Hit Wonder enter the Hot 100. Sly Fox was a duo formed in early 1985: funk musician Gary “Mudbone” Cooper — who had worked with George Clinton and Bootsy Collins — and singer Michael Camacho. The pair recorded a funky album of dance tunes for Capitol.

The title track of Let’s Go All the Way entered the Hot 100 at #85 this week. It eased up the chart, peaking at #7 in an impressive six-month run. Two follow-up singles stiffed, and the duo dissolved. Both men continue to work in the music industry.

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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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