Nothin’ My Love Can’t Fix by Joey Lawrence

Actors have crossed over to singing top 40 hits, and vice versa, almost as long as there has been a top 40 chart at all.  Obviously there were Elvis and Sinatra doing quite well on both fronts, but there were many, many others who had various degrees of success.  Do you remember Shaun Cassidy, Rick Springfield, Jack Wagner?  You might even recall the top 40 entries by Bruce Willis, Don Johnson, and Eddie Murphy.  Now – show of hands – who remembers when there was a very successful top 40 hit from…Joey Lawrence?


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Murphy’s Law by Chéri

In 1982, top 40 music was working its way through an identity crisis which started with the disco backlash three years earlier.  As the prevailing sound of rock music evolved, a lot of recording acts had their first hits, while many others had their last.  And, there were several acts which had their only hit during that time period.  One of those was the American-Canadian duo Chéri.

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