Rock Steady (The Whispers song)

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"Rock Steady"
Rock Steady by The Whispers US vinyl 12-inch.jpg
A-side label of U.S. 12-inch vinyl single
Single by The Whispers
from the album Just Gets Better with Time
Released June 13, 1987 (1987-06-13)
Format CD
Recorded 1987
Length 4:50
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • L.A. Reid
  • Babyface
The Whispers singles chronology
"And the Beat Goes On"
(1980)
"Rock Steady"
(1987)
"Special F/X"
(1987)
"And the Beat Goes On"
(1980)
"Rock Steady"
(1987)
"Special F/X"
(1987)
Alternative cover art
Artwork for Belgian vinyl releases
Artwork for Belgian vinyl releases

"Rock Steady" is a single released by American group The Whispers, from their eighteenth studio album Just Gets Better with Time (1987).

It was released on June 13, 1987[1] and was their highest charting single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number seven in late-August, and was their second and final number one on the Hot Black Singles Chart.[2] It was produced by the production duo Antonio "L.A." Reid & Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. The instrumental from this song was used on Kylie Minogue's song "Look My Way" from her 1988 debut album Kylie. The drum beat also appeared at the beginning of the third remix of Was (Not Was)' song, "Out Come the Freaks," which appeared on their 1987/88 album, What Up, Dog?.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[3] 45
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 7
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles[4] 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1019. The Whispers - Rock Steady (CD-Maxi) - 1987 Crawlability, Inc. Retrieved 10-22-2010.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 620. 
  3. ^ dutchcharts.nl - The Whispers - Rock Steady (In Dutch) Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 10-22-2010.
  4. ^ a b Rock Steady - The Whispers Billboard. Nielson Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 10-22-2010.