Billboard #1 Hits: #413: “Car Wash”- Rose Royce. January 29, 1977. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Car Wash”- Rose Royce
- Record Company–MCA
- Genre: Disco- Funk
- Written by Norman Whitfield
- Time: 5:06
- Album- Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
- Grade: B+
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #9 in UK Singles Chart #1 in Canada.
Rose Royce was an R&B group from the Los Angeles area- who got their big break when Edwin “War” Starr introduced them to Norman Whitfield- formerly of Motown who was starting up his new company. This was Rose Royce’s first hit- but they weren’t a one -hit wonder- they would have three more Top 40 hits in the next few years. The Car Wash Soundtrack won the Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack Album.