Pebbles - Pebbles (1987)
TAKE ME TO THE TOP
On this day in music history: May 14, 1983 - “Candy Girl” by New Edition hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 1 week, also peaking at #46 on the Hot 100 on June 25th. Written and produced by Maurice Starr of the electrofunk band The Jonzun Crew, “Girl” is the first major hit for the Boston-based R&B vocal quintet. The group will be discovered by Starr when he sees them perform at a talent contest in their hometown. The producer will secure the group a deal with New York based dance label Streetwise Records (formerly owned by dance music remixer/producer Arthur Baker). The Jackson 5 influenced single will also be a huge hit internationally (licensed to London Records), going to #1 on the UK singles chart.