"24/7" - Dino
from the album 24/7 (1989)
Billboard Hot 100 peak: #42
This week's 'robbed hit' comes from DJ turned pop singer Dino Esposito, who had landed himself a moderate hit in the summer of 1988 with "Summergirls", which stopped at the halfway mark on the pop chart. The second single from his 24/7 album would be the title track, a seductively-paced romantic promise of 7-Eleven style love produced by the artist in a Babyface/L.A. Reid-inspired fashion...
While "24/7" did better than "Summergirls" on the pop chart, it still just barely missed the top-40 in March of 1989. The song did become his biggest success on the R&B chart, peaking at #12. The 12" single, which included the club track "Nighttime Lovekind", reached #31 on the dance chart in Billboard magazine as well.
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...and here's the B-side, "Nighttime Lovekind", which helped the 12" single reach the dance club play chart...