This late singer started out as a member of Raydio and was later one half of the duo who hit AT40 with "Breakin'...There's No Stopping Us". In between he charted a few times on the soul chart, including this song, which reached #16. It bubbled under the Hot 100 at #103.
Post by seminolefan on Jun 25, 2018 10:22:25 GMT -5
June 28, 1986
This Brooklyn-born singer had written this song with Janet Jackson in mind, but was convinced to keep it for herself. A #24 hit on the soul chart, it was covered by Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri in 1998.
This R&B spotlight has been very helpful in pointing me to songs that I otherwise wouldn't know. Many high-quality soul/funk records should have crossed over to pop but didn't. My favorites that I wasn't familiar with until now included Shalamar's 1981 hit "Make That Move" and "This Is for the Lover in You," as well as Jocelyn Brown's "Somebody Else's Guy," Melba Moore's "Love Comin' At You," which I had heard at a dance club in early 1983 but never knew the title. There were more I enjoyed a lot but can't recall just now. I listened to almost every song from the first seven pages of the thread and will begin page 8 tomorrow. A lot of my favorite soul hits tended to struggle on the pop chart.
AT40 is heard in the 50 states and around the world on great radio stations...
Post by seminolefan on Aug 6, 2018 10:20:13 GMT -5
August 8, 1981
The group got its start as an offshoot of Slave. Its breakthrough hit came with this song, which reached #16 on the soul chart. Due to legal issues the group would change its name to Deja in the late '80s.