Billboard #1s for the Week Ending February 1, 1986

This week’s Time Capsule!

Chart Title Act Weeks
Hot 100 That’s What Friends Are For Dionne & Friends 3
R & B That’s What Friends Are For Dionne & Friends 2
Country Just In Case The Forester Sisters 1
Adult Contemporary My Hometown Bruce Springsteen 1
Rock Kyrie Mr. Mister 1
Album The Broadway Album Barbra Streisand 2

FramptonLyingThis week sees the artist behind one of the most successful live albums of all time notch his last pop hit. British guitarist and vocalist Peter Frampton co-founded Humble Pie in 1969 when he was 18. He left the band four years later, recording his own albums and continuing his steady session work. His albums were well received — and featured a number of stars returning favors — but radio success eluded him. Somehow, a 1975 live album featuring the strongest tracks from his solo work with some interesting talk-box guitar effects caught the public’s attention. Frampton Comes Alive spawned three Top 20 hits and spent ten weeks at the top of the album charts. One more big hit (I’m In You, [#2 in 1977]) followed, then a car accident derailed him for a few years.

This week his Lying debuts at #97. It managed to sneak up to #74 in a two-month run on the chart. He hasn’t returned to the Hot 100, but Frampton still records and performs for satisfied fans today, winning a Grammy for Best Instrumental Album in 2012.

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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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