January 21, 2017 How To Know When A Fad Ends

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KC & The Sunshine Band, Do You Wanna Go Party, TK 611, 1979

In case the red spandex pants don’t give it away, this is an album the came out in the waining days of the disco era.  Acts like KC & The Sunshine Band who were known as being disco artists were doing what they could to remain relevant.  It didn’t go well.

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The Champagne corks were about to pop to welcome in the 1980s and people were really tired of everything 70s.  Disco was in the way, and I remember seeing this album being discounted in droves right after it came out.  But then a funny thing happened.

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Radio discovered a last minute addition to the record, a synthesized ballad called Please Don’t Go.  When the title track Do You Wanna Party flopped as a single, TK released Please Don’t Go in July 1979 and hoped for the best.  Debuting at #100, after a month it looked like it was stalled at #79.  But it kept on rising, a few notches a week.  It reached #1 for the week ending January 4, 1980, making it not only the first #1 of the 80s, but tying the record  for the longest climb to #1.

Today’s Summary:
Cost: $2, $468 Remaining

 

 

 

 

 

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