BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #413: “CAR WASH”- ROSE ROYCE – JANUARY 29, 1977

Rose Royce - Car Wash (1994, CD) | Discogs

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
  • B-side:”Water”
  • 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.

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