Billboard #1s for the Week Ending January 25, 1986
January 23, 2016 1 Comment
This week’s Time Capsule!
|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|
This 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.