Billboard #1s for the Week Ending March 29, 1986

This week’s Time Capsule!

Chart Title Act Weeks
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

Opus-Live_is_lifeThis 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.

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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