Song: “I’ll Make Love To You” by Boyz II Men
Reached #1: August 27, 1994 (their second, 14 weeks)
Previously: Day 228
When we first saw Boyz II Men, 12 days (and, in the real world, 2 years) ago, they had just landed the #1 single that would break the official Billboard longevity record for a #1 song. Or they tied it. All of that is explained in the previous post.
Fast-forward two years, and the Boyz are bigger stars, with a big new album coming out. Whitney Houston’s smash “I Will Always Love You” has broken their record with a 14-week run at the top of the charts in 1992-93. While it’s unlikely they cared about the chart record, they definitely wanted to get promotion for the album started with a big single.
Well, they did. Hitmaker Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds came through again, with this simple declaration of availability. The single was released on July 26, hit #1 on August 27, and was only displaced by Boyz II Men’s next single, “On Bended Knee”.
So they had a 13-week #1, then a 14-week #1… what would they do for an encore? We’d find out a year later (and you’ll read about it toward the end of the project).
Tomorrow, the song that almost had me convinced this project wouldn’t work out…
Other songs that reached #1 on August 27:
1988 – “Monkey” by George Michael (his fourth, 2 weeks)
2011 – “Late Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” by Katy Perry (her sixth, 2 weeks)