Electric Avenue

Exactly 30 years ago, Guyana-born Eddy Grant was entering the second week of a five-week stay at number 2 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart his biggest hit in the United States, “Electric Avenue.”  It was Grant’s only Top 20 hit on the Hot 100, though he would also hit the Top 40 with “Romancing the Stone,” which peaked at number 26 in July 1984.

Grant has enjoyed more success in the United Kingdom, including a number 1 hit with “I Don’t Wanna Dance”–the single that immediately preceded “Electric Avenue” in the U.K., but was its follow-up in the U.S., where it peaked at number 53.

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