Day 327: Human

Song: “Human” by the Human League
Reached #1: November 22, 1986 (their second, 1 week)
Previously: Day 185

We’ve all been human…

This ode to unfaithfulness was the second, and last, US #1 hit for the Human League. 

Just six years after the band reformed itself with the additions of Susanne Sulley and Joanne Catherall – both age 23 when “Human” hit #1 – they were trending out of the pop music scene.  What would they do next?

Well… they wouldn’t change a thing.

They haven’t been on the charts in over 25 years, but they have never stopped recording or touring.  More surprisingly, they have never stopped touring totally live.  They don’t use backing tracks – they are proud of the fact that they do every show live after a live day-of-show rehearsal.

Their tenth album, Credo, came out in 2011, and the trio continue to tour the UK to support it.

For years, the Human League resisted having an Internet site.  They finally relented for the current tour, putting up a spartan site with tour dates.  For all of their other web needs, they continue to use the fan site, “The Black Hit of Space”, as their publicity outlet.

Tomorrow, a singer who you either love or hate… there doesn’t seem to be a middle ground.

Other songs that reached #1 on November 22:
1975 –
“That’s The Way (I Like It)” by K.C. and the Sunshine Band (their second, 2 weeks)


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