1986: There’ll Be Sad Songs To Make You Cry By Billy Ocean

Composed by Billy Ocean, Wayne Brathwaite and Barry Eastmond. Recorded by Billy Ocean for his sixth studio album. According to Barry Eastmond, the song was inspired by an incident involving Billy Ocean’s hit song of the previous year, Suddenly. In an interview, Billy Eastmond talks about a friend of his wife. The friend had recently seperated from her long-term boyfriend. While at a party given by her new boyfriend, the song Suddenly, which reminded her of her previous boyfriend, was played and she broke down in tears. There’ll Be Sad Songs To Make You Cry was the 600th song to reach No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the USA.

Weekly Chart History (1986 – 1987)Peak Position
Australia10
Canada1
United Kingdom12
USA Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart1
USA Billboard R&B / Hip-Hop Songs Chart 1
USA Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart1