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This Day In 80s Music, May 26th

On this day in 1984: Deniece Williams started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Let’s Hear It For the Boy.”

‘Let’s Hear It For the Boy’ appeared on the soundtrack to the film ‘Footloose.’ The song was released as a single from both the soundtrack and her album ‘Let’s Hear it For the Boy.’ It was written by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford and produced by George Duke. The song became Williams’ second #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on May 26, 1984, also topping the dance and R&B charts. It was nominated for an Academy Award For Best Original Song, and was certified platinum in the US. The music video was released in mid-April 1984. The song features background vocals from George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam, who would go on to form the duo Boy Meets Girl.

Here’s a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1984:

1 2 LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY –•– Deniece Williams (Columbia)-8 (1 Week at #1) (1)
2 1 HELLO –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-14 (1)
3 6 TIME AFTER TIME –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-7 (3)
4 3 AGAINST ALL ODDS (Take A Look At Me Now) –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-14 (1)
5 8 OH SHERRIE –•– Steve Perry (Columbia)-8 (5)
6 5 TO ALL THE GIRLS I’VE LOVED BEFORE –•– Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson (Columbia)-13 (5)
7 12 THE REFLEX –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-6 (7)
8 16 SISTER CHRISTIAN –•– Night Ranger (MCA / Camel)-12 (8)
9 13 BREAKDANCE –•– Irene Cara (Geffen)-10 (9)
10 4 HOLD ME NOW –•– Thompson Twins (Arista)-16 (3)

11 11 HEAD OVER HEELS –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-11 (11)
12 9 YOU MIGHT THINK –•– The Cars (Elektra)-12 (7)
13 21 THE HEART OF ROCK ‘N ROLL –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-6 (13)
14 14 THE LONGEST TIME –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-10 (14)
15 7 LOVE SOMEBODY –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-12 (5)
16 19 I’LL WAIT –•– Van Halen (Warner Brothers)-7 (16)
17 18 DANCING IN THE SHEETS –•– Shalamar (Columbia)-11 (17)
18 22 BORDERLINE –•– Madonna (Sire)-12 (18)
19 24 SELF CONTROL –•– Laura Branigan (Atlantic)-7 (19)
20 30 IT’S A MIRACLE –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-3 (20)

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