Billboard #1s for the Week Ending March 8, 1986
March 5, 2016 Leave a comment
This week’s Time Capsule!
|Hot 100||Kyrie||Mr. Mister||2|
|R & B||How Will I Know?||Whitney Houston||1|
|Country||Think About Love||Dolly Parton||1|
|Rock||All the Kings Horses||The Firm||3|
|Album||Whitney Houston||Whitney Houston||1|
This week sees some local heroes enter the national charts. The husband-and-wife team of John Smith and Valerie Day formed the dance band Nu Shooz in Portland, OR in 1979. The group — ranging from six to 12 members — recorded two regional albums and built a strong following. In 1985 they released the song I Can’t Wait, a large local hit. It was remixed in the Netherlands by Peter Slaghuis; when that version made it back to the States, Atlantic Records was impressed and signed the band.
Their national debut, Poolside, included a new version of I Can’t Wait. This week it entered the Hot 100 at #92. It eased up the charts, managing two weeks at #1 on the Dance chart as it ascended. In June, Smith and Day equalled the pop performance of Quarterflash — another husband-and-wife led Portland band — when they peaked at #3. They managed a couple more minor hits (and one more Dance #1) before fading from the charts. They continue to record and recently began touring again.