Billboard #1s for the Week Ending June 28, 1986

This week’s Time Capsule!

Chart Title Act Weeks
Hot 100 On My Own Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald 3
R & B There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) Billy Ocean 1
Country Living In the Promiseland Willie Nelson 1
Adult Contemporary No One Is to Blame Howard Jones 1
Rock Invisible Touch Genesis 3
Album Whitney Houston Whitney Houston 14

DoubleCaptainThis week sees Switzerland chart one of its few US hits. Double (pronounced with an accent over the “e”) was the duo of Kurt Maloo and Felix Haug. Together with a variety of studio musicians, they recorded light jazz-pop in the vein of Sade. Their second album, Blue, featured their biggest hit.

This week the charming ballad The Captain of Her Heart debuted at #95. It eased up the charts, peaking at #16 in September. Double recorded one more album, but never hit the US charts again, becoming a rare true One Hit Wonder. They were also the first Swiss act to break into the Top 40 and remain the highest charting act from that country on the Hot 100.

 

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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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