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Billboard #1 Hits: #473: ‘Rise’- Herb Alpert. October 20, 1979. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single: ‘Rise” – Herb Alpert
  • Record Company- A&M
  • Genre: Jazz- Funk
  • Written by Andy Armer and Randy Alpert
  • Time: 3:50
  • B-side:’Aranjuez’
  • Album- Rise
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

This was a record setting #1 hit. With ‘Rise’ Herb Alpert became the only artist to have #1 hits with both a vocal performance and an instrumental. With all those hits he had in the 1960’s with the Tijuana Brass- he never had a #1 – his only #1 was the vocal performance -‘This Guy’s In Love With You’- 1968. To this day Alpert is the only artist to accomplish this. ‘Rise’ won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

2 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS #473: ‘RISE’- HERB ALPERT -OCTOBER 20, 1979

  1. Much of Alpert’s music must be attributed to the backup studio band- “The Wrecking Crew”
    I loved the album “Whipped Cream” when I played trombone and still do.

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