Friday, April 21, 2006

The one with the final Wilson Phillips #1

Fifteen years ago, last week, Wilson Phillips ruled the Billboard Hot 100 for the last time with You're in Love. The track was the third and final chart-topping single for the California trio of Carnie and Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips, setting a record for most #1 singles from a debut album for a group, a record that remains unbroken to date.

Subsequent singles from albums Wilson Phillips, Shadows and Light and California did not perform as well on the Hot 100.

The Dream is Still Alive - peaked at 12, Hot 100; 4 Adult Contemporary
You Won't See Me Cry - peaked at 20, Hot 100; 4 Adult Contemporary
Give It Up - peaked at 30, Hot 100; 12 Adult Contemporary
Go Your Own Way - peaked at 13, Adult Contemporary

I also know Daniel, off the Two Rooms tribute to Elton John and Bernie Taupin, charted on the Adult Contemporary chart but I'm not sure what number, and Flesh and Blood, off Shadows and Light, did not chart at all. In the Philippines, This Doesn't Have To Be Love was an airplay track that topped two local radio station countdowns.

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