Crush On You

Album: The Jets (1986)
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  • "Crush On You" was the break-out success of The Jets, being their first charting single at #3, tied with their subsequent hit "You Got It All." Like most of the songs on their debut self-titled album the Jets, it was written by the songwriting team of Jerry Knight and Aaron Zigman.
  • The Jets were quite enigmatic. They sound as American as a car-ribbon-magnet, but their family came from Tonga (It's an island in the South Pacific). Then their album cover photos always seemed crowded, because there were eight of them and they were all siblings. But that's nothing! In total, the Wolfgramm family had seventeen kids. And last, you wouldn't expect it with the dance-club-friendly love songs, but the family are all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). So they came from Utah right? No, Minnesota. Listen for that "Minneapolis Sound" developed by Prince and very popular in the '80s, and you'll hear it on this track.
  • The Jets have a preference for performing at sporting events. They sang "The Star Spangled Banner" for the seventh game of the 1987 World Series, held in their hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and for the third game of the 1991 Stanley Cup Final in suburban Bloomington, Minnesota. Also they've performed at two Olympic events, the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1986 {April 19th} the Jets performed "Crush On You" on Dick Clark's ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at position #63 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, nine weeks later it would peak at #3* {for 2 weeks} and it spent twenty weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #4 on both the Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart and Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart...
    Between 1985 and 1990 the Minneapolis, Minnesota family group had twelve records on the Hot Soul Singles chart, four made the Top 10 with their biggest hit being, "You Got It All", it peaked at #2 {for 1 week} in 1987, and the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "Let's Wait Awhile" by Janet Jackson...
    Besides "Crush On You" and "You Got It All", their two other Top 10 records were "Curiosity" {#8 in 1985} and "Rocket 2 U" {#5 in 1988}...
    *And from the 'For What It's Worth' department; for the two weeks "Crush On You" was at #3 on the Top 100 chart, the #2 record was "There'll Be Sad Songs" by Billy Ocean and at #1 was "On My Own" by Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald...
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