Billy Ocean – Loverboy 12″

Billy Ocean - Loverboy 12" Billy Ocean - Loverboy 12"

The A Side:

Loverboy (Extended Club Remix) 8:08

The B Side:
Loverboy 4:12
Loverboy (Dub Mix) 4:59

The Brief:
Billy Ocean’s greatest period of success in the music industry began in 1984 with the release of the album ‘Suddenly’. But, Billy had been recording and releasing music since his first self-titled album release in 1976. He had enjoyed minor success over the years with several charting hits but, with the release of ‘Suddenly”, Billy began enjoying great sales and airplay success, garnering #1 spots all over the world with the singles “Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)”, “Loverboy” and “Suddenly”. He earned a Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and performed at Live Aid in 1985. “Loverboy” was the second single from ‘Suddenly’ and it was the Highest Debut song of the week when it entered the Billboard Hot 100 on December 1, 1984.

The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot 100 12/1/84 56 2 21
Hot Black Singles 11/17/84 20 20
Hot Dance/Disco 12/1/84 1 15

The Source:

Label: Jive Records
Catalog#: JDI-9280
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984

The Equipment:
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
Audio Technica AT440MLa Phono Cartridge
Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V Receiver
Sony PCM-R300 DAT Deck
Turtle Beach Catalina sound card
Mustek Scan Express A3 1200 Scanner
Spin Clean Record Washer MKII

The Software:
Cool Edit Pro
Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
Microsoft ICE

The Links:

Loverboy FLAC Loverboy MP3

password is: funwithvinyl

Enjoy and get it on!


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6 Responses to “Billy Ocean – Loverboy 12″”

  1. Christian says:

    Always preferred Loverboy to Caribbean Queen. Thanks!

  2. Jeff (aka eLeMeNOhPeaQ) says:

    Though both are great songs, I also preferred this over “Carribean Queen”.

    It was nice to Billy’s “Loverboy” and Teena Marie’s “Lovergirl” charting together. For the week ending March 9, 1985, Billy was on top of Teena, as his “Loverboy” was at #11 and her “Lovergirl” was at #12.

    I’m looking forward to hearing the Dub Mix once again. Thanks for posting this one!

  3. ric says:

    surprised to see it only hit #20 on the Soul charts, perhaps the song was too “rock” for R&B radios then…
    Mutt Lange in the house!
    Thanks for your rip, Richie!

  4. Gaz says:

    Billy Ocean…..I haven’t heard his stuff for years. This is a most welcome post.
    Love it.

  5. Woz says:

    awwww yeeeeah! Love this one! I can’t wait to hear it. Thanks a lot, Richie 8)

  6. Adam says:

    i so knew this was gonna be huuuuuuge that I waited till initial copies were very low and the 12” single i bought of this Song was a later copy. It had a song called ‘Nights’ (Feel Like Gettin’ Down) as a featured track on the B-side . Far more ‘funky’, though i still love this ‘choon’!!!!!

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