Let’s Hear It For The Boy At Number One

In the week ending June 3, 1978, Gary, Indiana-born singer Deniece Williams spent one week at number 1 alongside Johnny Mathis with “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late.”   Just short of exactly six years later, and exactly 30 years ago, Williams hit number 1 for a second time.  This time “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” did the trick, and it spent two weeks at the top of Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart.

“Let’s Hear It For The Boy” was the second number 1 single from the soundtrack to the film Footloose, following Kenny Loggins’ title track.  The Footloose soundtrack is among the most successful soundtracks in history.  In addition to its two number 1 hits, four more songs from the soundtrack — “Almost Paradise” by Mike Reno and Ann Wilson, “Dancing in the Sheets” by Shalamar, “I’m Free (Heaven Helps The Man)” by Kenny Loggins, and “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler — also hit the Top 40.

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