Thu, 18 August 2016
Ladies and gentlemen-the Jheri Curl Chronicles podcast is back! Join me and Thomas Inskeep as we discuss all the songs that hit #1 on Billboard’s R&B chart in the 1980s; 5 at a time. Well...make that 6 at a time.
In our last episode, we closed out 1981 with Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Let’s Groove” (before taking a break to talk about some of the #2 hits of 1980 and 1981). Episode 8 brings forth a new year, and new songs. However, one of those songs is patently awful, and would’ve ended the episode if we kept our 5 songs at a time theme. So, Thomas proposed that we add an extra jam to the show, and I happily complied.
Here are the six songs we discuss in this episode:
“Turn Your Love Around” by George Benson
“I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” by Daryl Hall & John Oates
“Call Me” by Skyy
“That Girl” by Stevie Wonder
“If It Ain’t One Thing, It’s Another” by Richard “Dimples” Fields
“It’s Gonna Take A Miracle” by Deniece Williams
Drilling down a bit, here are some of the sub-topics we talk about during the show.
-Of course, we should also give props to our opening and closing songs-Shalamar’s “A Night To Remember” and Junior’s “Mama Used To Say”-songs that didn’t hit the top of the charts, but are definitely near the top of our hearts.