Atlantic Starr is an American musical group that was popular in the 1980s. The group originally consisted of lead singer Sharon Bryant, brothers David and Wayne Lewis, and Cecilia Parker. The group scored several hit songs on the Billboard charts which makes them one of the most successful R&B groups of all time. The group has been nominated for several Grammy Awards, and has won one for their song “My First Love”. Atlantic Starr has sold over 20 million records worldwide. This is a list of their best-selling and most popular songs of all time.
10. Love Me Down
The song ‘Love Me Down’ is a ballad that was released as a single in 1984. It peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and became a gold-certified single. The lyrics of the song are about making love last forever. It explains how love can make a person feel, and how it can make them weak and strong at the same time. It was nominated several times but unfortunately, it did not win any awards.
The song ‘Freak-A-Ristic’ is taken from Atlantic Starr’s 1985 album ‘As the Band Turns. ‘Freak-A-Ristic’ is a mid-tempo R&B song with a funky bassline and a catchy hook. The song is about a woman who is attracted to a man who is “freak-a-ristic”, meaning that he is sexually adventurous and open-minded. The woman in the song is attracted to the man’s confidence and his willingness to try new things. The song was a hit on the R&B charts, reaching number 9, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
8. If Your Heart Isn’t In It
It was released in September 1985 as a single that would make a popular hit. According to Playback, The song peaked at number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the US R&B chart. It is a mid-tempo ballad about a relationship that is not working out because one of the partners is not fully invested in it. This song was written by David Lewis and Wayne Lewis, and produced by Atlantic Starr. The song is notable for its use of the vocoder, which gives the lead vocal an electronic sound. The song was a hit on both the pop and R&B charts and helped to solidify Atlantic Starr’s reputation as a premier R&B group of the 1980s.
It was released in July 1991 as the lead single from their eighth studio album Love Crazy. The song’s lyrics are about finding true love and wanting to spend the rest of one’s life with that person. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. ‘Masterpiece’ also peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart and number two on the Irish Singles Chart. Masterpiece’ was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 1989 ceremony. The song has been included on several Atlantic Starr greatest hits compilations, including the 1997 album The Very Best of Atlantic Starr.
6. Secret Lovers
‘Secret Lovers’ was released in 1985 as a single from Atlantic Starr’s fifth album, As the Band Turns. According to Wikipedia, It peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the Billboard R&B chart, making it their second and last song to top the R&B chart. The song was also a hit in the UK, reaching No. 9 on the UK Singles Chart. ‘Secret Lovers’ is a classic example of Atlantic Starr’s signature sound, with its smooth, soulful vocals, catchy melody, and upbeat groove. The song’s lyrics are about two people who are in love but can’t be together because they’re already in relationships with other people. Despite the obstacles, the lovers are determined to find a way to be together.
5. When Love Calls
‘When Love Calls’ was released in 1981 as the third single from Atlantic Starr’s album Radiant. The song was a top ten hit on the R&B charts, peaking at number nine, and also charted on the pop charts, peaking at number sixty-seven. The song is about a woman who is in love with a man who is in love with someone else. The woman is trying to convince the man to leave his other lover and be with her. The song was also a hit on the adult contemporary chart, peaking at number nineteen. The song was certified Gold by the RIAA, signifying sales of over 500,000 copies.
4. My First Love
‘My First Love’ is a song that was released in 1989 as the third single and peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Hot R&B Singles chart. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. It is said that the song was written about lead singer David Lewis’ daughter, Monique. The lyrics talk about a father’s love for his child and how he will always be there for her. The song is a beautiful ballad with a touching message.
‘Circles’ was the lead single from Atlantic Starr’s eighth album, Brilliance. The song was a massive hit, reaching number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100, R&B, and dance charts. It was also a top 10 hit in the UK. The song is a classic example of Atlantic Starr’s signature sound, a mix of R&B, pop, and soul. It was made through nominations for several Grammy Awards including “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year”.
‘Always’ was released as a single in 1987 and quickly became a fan’s favorite. The song is a ballad about a love that will last forever, no matter what happens. According to Stereogum, The lyrics are simple but beautiful, and the music is both catchy and emotional. This single song was a huge success both commercially and critically. ‘Always’ peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and remains one of the most popular.
1. Touch A Four Leaf Clover
The song ‘Touch A Four Leaf Clover’ was released in 1983 as a single from the album Yours Forever. The song was a moderate success, reaching the top 4 in the US and the top 10 in the UK. This song is a classic 80s love song with a catchy beat and simple, yet effective lyrics. The song is about a couple who are in love and touch a four-leaf clover for good luck. The song is light-hearted and fun and is a great example of the type of music that Atlantic Starr was known for.
Atlantic Starr is one of the most successful and beloved R&B groups of all time. They have released some truly amazing songs over the years, many of which are still popular today. The songs on this list are some of their very best, and represent the group at their very best.