Don’s Top 10 From June 29, 1987
Back…back…back into time! “The Time Machine” glides to Monday, June 29, 1987. Here are the local top 10 singles.amazon.com
“Don’t Disturb This Groove” by The System
(#12 last week) Synthpop R&B, which seemed to have a brief moment in the late 80s. This duo were one-hit wonders on the pop chart, but had three other R&B top 10s.
“Songbird” by Kenny G
(#11 last week) Saxophone adult contemporary tune from the man who actually holds the Guinness record for biggest-selling instrumental musician of all time.
“Alone” by Heart
(#15 last week) One of my favorite rock ballads, & underrated by critics. I miss Heart! Lucky enough to meet Ann & Nancy after a concert. Radio has its fringe benefits……
“In Too Deep” by Genesis
(#4 last week) Movie music. Anyone remember WHICH movie? I didn’t think so. It was “Mona Lisa” with Bob Hoskins. Fifth single from “Invisible Touch”.
“Diamonds” by Herb Alpert (with Janet Jackson
(#6 last week) Honestly, if not for about 20 seconds of the middle here, would you know it was even a Herb Alpert song? Janet recorded for Alpert’s label, A&M. Aah! That explains why she’s here.
“The Lady In Red” by Chris Deburgh
(#5 last week) DeBurgh was born Chris Davison, raised in Argentina from Irish parents. The song was written in reference to (though not specifically about) his wife Diane and was released on the album “Into The Light”. DeBurgh said that the song was inspired by the memory of when he first saw Diane, and how men so often cannot even remember what their wives were wearing when they first met.
“Just To See Her” by Smokey Robinson
(#7 last week) Bob Dylan called Smokey “America’s greatest living poet”. Grammy winner for Best R&B Vocal Performance. First single from “One Heartbeat”.
“Head To Toe” by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
(#2 last week) Retro Motown-style combined with freestyle makes for a smash. The group, from Queens, had 4 big pop hits locally, 8 on the R&B chart.
“Always” by Atlantic Starr
(#1 last week) After six huge weeks at the top locally, this slips to #2. This was a HUGE wedding song. It took Atlantic Starr a long time to achieve success. From their seventh album.
“I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston
(#3 last week; 1st week at #1) Written by Shannon Rubicam & George Merrill who were the one hit wonder group Boy Meets Girl (“Waiting for A Star To Fall”), & had also written “How Will I Know”. Blender Magazine ranked this the #275 greatest song of all time.