Two of Hearts by Stacey Q

Just after Regina’s one big hit, “Baby Love”, made its way up both the Hot 100 and Hot Dance/Disco charts in 1986, Stacey Swain, better known as Stacey Q, followed with her one big hit, “Two of Hearts”, the debut single from her first album for Atlantic Records, Better Than Heaven.

(Better Than Heaven peaked at #59 on the Billboard 200.  Album ℗1986 Atlantic Records.  Photo courtesy

“Two of Hearts” entered Billboard’s Hot 100 at #89 the week ending July 12, 1986 (chart | magazine) and peaked at #3 the week of October 11 (chart | magazine).  All in all, it remained on the Hot 100 for an impressive (for the time) 22 weeks.  The single also peaked at #4 on the Hot Dance/Disco chart and was ranked the #51 biggest hit of 1986 by Billboard; it even got Stacey Q a gig singing the song on The Facts of Life as some character named “Cinnamon”.  (Yeah, I didn’t watch it either.)

Stacey Q followed “Two of Hearts” up with “We Connect”, which also hit the Top 40, before she disappeared from the Top 40 entirely (though two other singles did hit the Hot 100 later in the 80s). These days, you might still catch her performing; she also maintains a public Facebook page, for those who want to drop her a line.



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