Post by seminolefan on Nov 5, 2018 10:56:12 GMT -5
November 7, 1981
This singer from Harlem was just 4 years old when she performed at the Apollo Theater. After over a decade of hitting the soul chart, this song was one of her first to break into the Top 40 of that chart, peaking at #24. Written by Rod Temperton and produced by Quincy Jones.
There were two versions of the same song, which is anti-war, charting at this time. The more successful version was by Al Wilson- his got up to #19 soul and #30 on the Hot 100. The other version made it to #27 soul, but couldn't quite reach AT40, stopping at #62 on the Hot 100.
Post by seminolefan on Nov 19, 2018 14:28:06 GMT -5
November 23, 1985
This singer and keyboardist from Jamaica, Queens got his start performing with artists like Lenny White and Tom Browne. His biggest and most well-known song climbed to #6 on the soul chart and #44 on the Hot 100. It has since been sampled numerous times, most notably in LL Cool J's remix of "Loungin".
She's best known for playing Whitley Gilbert on "A Different World". Full Force produced this track, which hit #14 on the R&B chart. She would hit AT40 the following year with the song "Just Want To Hold You".
Randy Newman wrote it, and it was first recorded by Eric Burdon & The Animals in 1966. It has been covered numerous times since then, most famously by Three Dog Night, who took it to #1 (and was sitting at the top on AT40's premiere show). The version recorded by this Alabama-born singer got up to #16 on the soul chart and scraped the Hot 100, peaking at #99.