DEF: Jennifer Holliday “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going”
Texas-born singer Jennifer Holliday is best known for her work on Broadway, though she did hit the Top 40 once among four appearances on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. That Top 40 hit came with her first charting single, “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” from the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls. On this date in 1982, “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” reached its peak position of number 22, where it would spend three weeks.
Holliday’s only Top 40 hit is today’s Daily Eighties Flashback.