Billboard #1s for the Week Ending July 5, 1986
July 2, 2016 Leave a comment
This week’s Time Capsule!
|Hot 100||There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)||Billy Ocean||1|
|R & B||There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)||Billy Ocean||2|
|Country||Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold)||Dan Seals||1|
|Adult Contemporary||Your Wildest Dreams||The Moody Blues||1|
|Rock||Secret Separation||The Fixx||1|
This week sees a chart veteran enter the Top 40 with what would become his first #1. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and keyboard player Steve Winwood first came to prominence with the Spencer Davis Group. He hit the Top 10 twice with that band before he turned 20 — Gimme Some Lovin’ [#7] and I’m A Man [#10], both in 1967. He left the Group and formed Traffic, an impressive band whose successful, jazz-rock albums did not generate hit singles in the US. Brief stints with Blind Faith and Ginger Baker’s Air Force met with similar results. He launched a solo career in 1977, and had his first solo hit in the States with While You See A Chance [#7, 1981]. After a few more years of minor hits, he finally found chart magic.
This week Higher Love, the lead single from Back In the High Life, moved from #47 to #40 in its fourth chart week, becoming his fourth visit to the Top 40. At the end of August, it spent a week at #1, launching the most successful phase of his US Pop career.