1986 Jeffrey Osborne – You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)
Clarence “Legs” Osborne played trumpet in various music groups, including those led by h Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington. He had twelve children, several of whom also became professional musicians.
Billy and his younger brother became members of the group Love Men Ltd. in 1970. You can read about that group and its early hits on my blog:
In 1980, the brothers left the group and began solo careers. Jeffrey recorded for A&M Records. His first album came out in 1982 and included the song On The Wings Of Love. Jeffrey co-wrote the song with Peter Schless.
The single peaked at #7 on the Adult Contemporary Chart and #13 on the R&B chart but only reached #29 on the Hot 100.
Over the next four years, Jeffrey had six more top ten singles on the R&B chart. None of them even reached the top ten on the Hot 100, although one of them did reach the top ten on the Adult Contemporary chart.
In 1985, he sang on We Are the World as part of the USA For Africa charity song.
Andy Goldmark and Bruce Roberts wrote the song You Should Be Mine, and Richard Perry produced the recording. Jeffrey’s young daughter did not know the name of the song, but after having heard it, she later asked her father to sing “The Woo-Woo song.” Jeffrey was amused enough to add that phrase to the title of the song.
You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song) reached #13 on the Hot 100 in 1986. The single also peaked at #2 on both the R&B and Adult Contemporary charts.
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