Billboard #1s for the Week Ending January 25, 1986

This week’s Time Capsule!

Chart Title Act Weeks
Hot 100 That’s What Friends Are For Dionne & Friends 2
R & B That’s What Friends Are For Dionne & Friends 1
Country Never Be You Rosanne Cash 1
Adult Contemporary Go Home Stevie Wonder 1
Rock Silent Running Mike + the Mechanics 5
Album The Broadway Album Barbra Streisand 1

JocelynB - Love's GonnaThis week sees a Dance superstar log her biggest hit. Jocelyn Brown was born in Kingston, NC in 1950. She spent the 70s sharing her powerful vocals with a number of studio bands, including Chic and Musique, giving anonymous support to a number of big Dance hits. She struck out under her own name in 1984 with Somebody Else’s Guy (which she wrote), #13 Dance, #2 R&B, and #75 on the Hot 100. After a couple more minor hits, she finally hit the top.

Love’s Gonna Get You hit #1 on the Dance chart this week. An infectious, funky groove, it kicked her career into high gear. Brown logged another dozen Dance hits through the 90s, including three more #1s (two with the immortal Martha Wash). She continues to record and perform smart dance tracks today.

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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.

One Response to Billboard #1s for the Week Ending January 25, 1986

  1. Love, “Something Good,” by Martha Wash.

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