Billboard #1s for the Week Ending May 24, 1986

This week’s Time Capsule!

Chart Title Act Weeks
Hot 100 Greatest Love of All Whitney Houston 2
R & B On My Own Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald 2
Country Tomb of the Unknown Love Kenny Rogers 1
Adult Contemporary Greatest Love of All Whitney Houston 5
Rock Like A Rock Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 2
Album Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 9

AnthonyCampWhatILikeThis week sees a dance band notch their biggest hit. Producer and composer Anthony Malloy had charted once with electro-boogie outfit Temper, hitting #1 on the Dance chart and scraping onto the R&B. When Temper dissolved, he gathered another set of musicians, forming Anthony and the Camp.

Their debut single, What I Like, entered the Dance chart on April 12, 1986. This week, its seventh on the chart, it began a three-week run as the #1 Dance track. That made it the biggest Dance #1 of the year, but the Camp quickly faded. They managed one more Dance Top 10 and dented the lower end of the R&B charts with What I Like, then disappeared.

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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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