Ruby & the Romantics, One Hit Wonder???
"Our Day Will Come," composed by Bob Hilliard and Mort Garson, was a #1 hit in 1963 for Ruby & the Romantics…
It sold over one million copies in the US, and peaked at #38 in the UK Singles Chart.
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
March 23, 1963 (one week)
Billboard Hot R&B Sides number-one single
March 23, 1963 - March 29, 1963 (two weeks)
Often considered to be a “One Hit Wonder,” over 50 other acts, from Betty Everett to
Amy Winehouse have recorded and made the charts with “Our Day Will Come”—But it certainly wasn’t the only charted hit for Ruby & The Romantics…
"My Summer Love" reached #16 on the Hot 100
Their original version of "Hey There Lonely Boy" climbed to #27
Composed by Van McCoy, the first recording of "When You're Young and in Love" was by Ruby & the Romantics; Released in September 1964, it reached the Top Five in Honolulu but otherwise failed to register strongly in any US market, reaching #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1964.
"When You're Young and in Love"
(The song was remade in 1967 by the Marvelettes, the reaching #23 on the Hot 100 that June; its R&B peak was #9…
(Not one of the Marvelettes' biggest hits either)
Ruby & the Romantics would score one subsequent Hot 100 placing, with "Does He Really Care For Me" which charted at #87…
Ruby & the Romantics were awarded a Pioneer Award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1997 and inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2007
As of 2005, Ruby Nash, lead vocalist of Ruby & The Romantics has retired from [Barberton, Ohio] The Salvation Army thrift store…
Not really just a “One Hit Wonder”—But close to it…
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