December 15, 1979 - Their only R&B Top 10 would peak at #10. It was their only Hot 100 single, and it was slowly crawling up the charts to a #55 peak.
Glide - Pleasure December 17, 1983 - Another #10 peaking R&B hit, only this time it was one of 20 Top 10 R&B singles for this Chicago-based band. On the Hot 100, it was moving upward toward a #57 peak.
December 15, 1973 - Written by Gene McDaniels and originally recorded by him as Universal Jones, this cover went to #6 on the R&B charts. Made it to #62 on the Hot 100 for this R&B legend.
River - Joe Simon December 20, 1980 - This family trio consisted of two brothers and their cousin. Their father was famous as well, inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. The trio's highest charting hit would peak at #6 on the R&B charts. It peaked in the Hot 100 at a lowly #89, but did stay on for 13 weeks.
Post by seminolefan on Dec 22, 2015 12:32:37 GMT -5
December 22, 1984
Sade was still months away from scoring their first pop hit with "Smooth Operator", but the first single they released in the US was climbing the soul chart, eventually reaching #14. It didn't make the Hot 100, but did bubble under, peaking at #102.
December 21, 1974- He was in the middle of a string of 9 consecutive Top 10 R&B hits. Three of them would top the charts. This ex-Temptation member would reach #8 R&B, #71 Hot 100 with this one.
One Tear - Eddie Kendricks December 21, 1984- It was a case of double your pleasure for this artist on the R&B charts. The song spent 15 weeks and peaked at #15 on the R&B charts. On the Hot 100, it charted for 13 weeks and peaked at #48.
By the way, the title was a second case of doubling your pleasure.
January 3, 1970 - This was his only Top 10 R&B hit spending 10 weeks and peaking at #10. It would be his highest peaking single on the Hot 100 as well, reaching #63. Another song that shares its title with efforts from the Climax Blues Band, People, Donna Summer...
I Love You - Otis Leavill December 30, 1989 - His aunt Ella Fitzgerald was known as the "First Lady Of Song". He didn't do too badly on the R&B charts with 10 singles, 4 of which reached Top 10. "I'm Dreamin'" would peak at #1 in 1991.
This is his first hit. It would peak at #4 on the R&B charts, and be his highest charting single on the Hot 100 (#49).
January 11, 1975- Although this one only reached #63 on the Hot 100, it was the fifth of 8 "A" sides in a row to reach the Top 10. These Jersey boys peaked at #3 with this funk number that reminds me of classic Sly and the Family Stone days.
Rhyme Tyme People - Kool and the Gang January 22, 1983- He topped the R&B charts in 1969 with his first single. His last R&B Top 10 would peak at #3 and be his final Hot 100 entry, peaking at #57.
This all-female band was still months away from scoring their breakthrough pop hit "I Miss You". Their breakthrough hit on the soul chart was on its way to #5. It would take another year to reach the Hot 100, re-released after the success of that breakthrough pop hit; it got up to #80.
This Shalamar song was the first to feature former Soul Train dancers Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel. It hit #11 on the soul chart and #79 on the Hot 100. Gerald Brown was the lead singer here; he left a few months later and was replaced by Howard Hewett.
January 15, 1972 - This was the only single to chart between 1967 and 1976 for this band. Tragically, all but two original members were killed in the plane crash that took the life of Otis Redding. Band was reformed and would record nine Top 10 singles between 1976 and 1987.
Their 1967 single "Soul Finger" was their first Top 10, and this one would make it 11. It stayed on the R&B charts for 10 weeks and peak at #10. The song peaked at #53 on the Hot 100.
Son Of Shaft - Bar-Kays January 13, 1979 - Last of seven Top 10 R&B singles for the "Duke Of Earl". This one peaked at #3 R&B and #53 on the Hot 100.
Get Down - Gene Chandler January 23, 1982 - His fourth R&B Top 10 peaked at #6, and just missed the Hot 100 Top 40 when it topped out at #42.
Let The Feeling Flow - Peabo Bryson January 19, 1985 - Debuting on the Hot 100 and the R&B charts, it fell one notch short of the Top 10 on the R&B charts. Despite a #75 debut on the Hot 100, her follow up to "I Feel For You" could only manage a #60 peak.
Two years before scoring her only AT40 hit with "Forget Me Nots", this LA-born singer hit the Top 10 on the soul chart for the first time with this uptempo, reaching #7. It was also her first song to chart on the Hot 100, reaching #42.
January 23, 1971 - A good cover of a Top 40 hit by Little Sister. The original was produced by Sly Stone and fittingly featured his little sister Vanetta.
The cover was the third R&B hit for this female vocal trio, and would peak at #19 R&B, #77 Hot 100.
You're The One - Three Degrees January 21, 1978 - She returned to the R&B Top 10 after a five year absence. Her fourth and final Top 10 would peak at #10 R&B. It would be her final Hot 100 entry, peaking at #80.
Love Me Right - Denise LaSalle January 26, 1980 - This one fell short of the Top 40, peaking at #47 on the Hot 100. It was the eleventh of 12 Top 10 singles on the R&B charts for this band of brothers.
Bad Times - Tavares January 24, 1987 - This was the only Hot 100 single for this model/actress/singer, peaking at #69. It was her last R&B charting single, but it was her second foray into the Top 10 making it to #9. The video features cameos by Andy Warhol and Timothy Leary.
Post by seminolefan on Jan 24, 2016 12:21:06 GMT -5
January 30, 1988
These two singers collaborated for the first time on this song, which hit #14 on the R&B chart and #89 on the Hot 100. Five years later, they would duet again and score a #1 hit on the Hot 100 with a song from an animated movie.