They first came together for "Perfect Combination" in 1984. This time around, their careers were headed in different directions. His solo career was just about to take off. For her, this would be her last charted single, and what a way to go out- it topped the R&B chart for 2 weeks.
This singer from Newark hit #15 soul and #74 on the Hot 100 with a song originally done by Jerry Butler & The Impressions. Sadly, she would pass away just a few days after this chart date after falling into a coma. She was only 27 years old.
This song was the first Hot 100 entry for this late singer from Chicago, peaking at #68. It's her biggest hit on the soul chart, going as high as #10. She's best known for lending her vocals to the #1 song by Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch, "Good Vibrations".
The Friends Of Distinction first recorded this song in 1969 and sent it to #3 soul and #15 on the Hot 100. This band of brothers from Tulsa recorded their own version some 16 years later. It hit #2 on the soul chart.
It may have only peaked at #20 on the soul chart and #51 on the Hot 100, but that hasn't stopped the drum break by Clyde Stubblefield from becoming one of the most sampled pieces in music history, primarily in hip hop.
Post by seminolefan on Apr 9, 2018 10:27:16 GMT -5
April 11, 1987
The first charted single for this female freestyle group from New York City hit #4 on the dance chart and cracked the Top 40 of the soul chart, peaking at #34. It almost reached AT40, stalling at #44 on the Hot 100.
Post by seminolefan on Apr 16, 2018 10:24:05 GMT -5
April 21, 1984
Major Harris sent this song to the top of the soul chart and #5 on the Hot 100 in 1975. Nearly a decade later it was recorded by these two singers, who had hit #1 in 1978 with "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late". Their version of the Major Harris hit reached #32 soul and bubbled under the Hot 100 at #106.
Post by seminolefan on May 7, 2018 10:33:40 GMT -5
May 15, 1982
They posted 3 Top 10 hits on the soul chart. This #9 soul song was also their last Hot 100 entry. It narrowly missed AT40, stalling at #41. It was obvious that they were still on an Oriental kick, having had a hit with "Sukiyaki" a year earlier.