Billboard #1s for the Week Ending March 29, 1986
March 26, 2016 Leave a comment
This week’s Time Capsule!
|Hot 100||Rock Me Amadeus||Falco||1|
|R & B||What Have You Done For Me Lately||Janet Jackson||2|
|Country||Don’t Underestimate My Love For You||Lee Greenwood||1|
|Adult Contemporary||These Dreams||Heart||3|
|Rock||Addicted to Love||Robert Palmer||2|
|Album||Whitney Houston||Whitney Houston||4|
This week sees Austria have its best moment on the US charts. Many European acts have hit the Hot 100: the United Kingdom has virtually co-owned the chart many times, and the Swedish, Germans, Spanish, and Dutch have all had reasonable success. Austria has barely had a presence. This week, however, the biggest Austrian hit — Falco’s Rock Me Amadeus — logs its first of three weeks at #1.
At the same time, a long-running Austrian band hit their peak. Opus formed in 1973 and had solid success in Europe. This week their Live Is Life peaked at #32 in its 10th chart week. It’s a charming singalong recorded live at a concert in Oberwart in 1984. Opus never charted in the US again, becoming a true One Hit Wonder, but they continue to record and perform more than 40 years after they got started.