Billboard #1s for the Week Ending May 17, 1986
May 14, 2016 Leave a comment
This week’s Time Capsule!
|Hot 100||Greatest Love of All||Whitney Houston||1|
|R & B||On My Own||Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald||1|
|Country||Ain’t Misbehavin’||Hank Williams, Jr.||1|
|Adult Contemporary||Greatest Love of All||Whitney Houston||4|
|Rock||Like A Rock||Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band||1|
|Album||Whitney Houston||Whitney Houston||8|
This week sees a one hit wonder bring their deadpan novelty hit into the Top 40. Nick Richards purchased Maison Rouge Studio in London and assembled some musicians to record there. One of their early efforts was the tongue-in-cheek I Wanna Be A Cowboy, released as Boys Don’t Cry.
The track entered the Hot 100 on April 5, 1986. In this, its seventh week, it moves from #42 to #33. Six weeks later it peaked at #12. Boys Don’t Cry released two albums quickly, trying to capitalize on the success, but the urgent synth-rock of the other tracks confused listeners and never caught on. Richards continues to dabble in music, but his cowboy ride remains his only US hit.