January 26, 1974 - The last of 11 Top 10 singles for this Chicago area group lasted 16 weeks on the R&B charts and peaked at #8. Made it to #60 on the Hot 100.
I Miss You - Dells January 31, 1981 - Can't believe their only Hot 100 hit peaked at #55. It did get a couple of mentions on AT40 since it topped the R&B charts for 2 weeks.
Fantastic Voyage - Lakeside January 30, 1988 - After a lot of legal wrangling, this pair broke away from Aurra to form this successful duo. The duo's first single was their most successful peaking at #54 on the Hot 100 but stopping one step short of the top on the R&B charts.
Ah, yes--the other funk classic that was a victim of 'bad timing'. Matter-of-fact, I almost mentioned it in my previous post about "Burn Rubber". Had it not come out at the height of the post-disco-era 'backlash', it would've been a much higher-charting record on the pop chart. Still widely heard today, and sampled more that once by newer artists.
Post by dukelightning on Jan 28, 2016 16:43:06 GMT -5
^Just 2 of a boat load of R&B hits in 1981 that were a victim of the disco backlash. The late Teena Marie had a song on the chart too that while it made the top 40, was another one as was her followup that did miss. "I Need Your Lovin" and "Square Biz". Actually hear INYL less than any of the other 3 between her other hit, and the Gap Band and Lakeside tunes.
February 10, 1973 - Their second R&B hit and first Top 10 was produced by Jerry "The Iceman" Butler. Peaked at #10 R&B, #77 on the Hot 100. It would be about another three years before this family group would Top the Hot 100 with their first Top 40 hit.
February 12, 1977 - Their 2 Hot 100 hits were their only Top 10 singles on the R&B charts. Their #14 hit "Movin'" topped the R&B charts for a week, and this one charted #51 Hot 100/#8 R&B.
Ha Cha Cha (Funktion)- Brass Construction February 11, 1984 - Had three choices all starting with the letter D. We'll go with the Motown stalwarts who topped the R&B charts for 5 weeks in 1982 with "Let It Whip", their third top 10 peaked at #9 R&B/# 61 Hot 100.
February 21, 1976 - They are the #1 charting band on the R&B charts. It had a short chart life on the Hot 100, lasting 6 weeks and peaking at #54. It had a firm grip on the R&B charts, a 13 week run peaking at #3.
Keep Holding On - Temptations February 21, 1981 - Their follow up to "Rapper's Delight" peaked at #82 on the Hot 100 during a 9 week stay. A solid run on the R&B charts resulted in a eighteen week run with a #15 peak.
8th Wonder - Sugarhill Gang February 23, 1985 - He just missed the Top 40 with his first single, spending 15 weeks and peaking at #41. On the R&B charts, he peaked at #17 and charted for 19 weeks.
The Sugarhill Gang were the first rappers to chart with a rap song. The first female rappers to do this were a trio from South Carolina which included a young Angie Stone. It hit #15 on the soul chart.
Post by dukelightning on Feb 28, 2016 15:42:26 GMT -5
Wow, I was familiar with all of those songs. Although the last one I don't think I heard since the last time I played my Soul Train Hits That Made it Happen record in the 70s. The Pops record was spotlighted on AT40 a couple times. And I am a big Luther fan and Teena Marie fan so I know those songs. Yes Teena hit #1 R&B with that one. "Lovergirl", top 5 pop but only #9 R&B, tied with her other AT40 hit, "I Need Your Lovin" actually.