From August 9, 1981 for the next nine weeks, Lionel Richie and Diana Ross’ duet of “Endless Love” topped the Billboard Singles Chart. The theme to Brooke Shields underage love story film became the longest running #1 hit song ever until Boyz II Men broke their record with “I’ll Make Love To You” over a decade later. For over half a year (27 weeks) “Endless Love” dominated the charts. But while Lionel and Diana was hogging the #1 slot on the charts, three huge records were denied reaching the ultimate chart goal as each song was stuck at #2 for multiple weeks. All three of these artists NEVER reached the top of the pop charts in their career thanks to “Endless Love”!
“THEME FROM THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO” Joey Scarbury
“SLOW HAND” The Pointer Sisters
“QUEEN OF HEARTS” Juice Newton