Billboard #1 Hits: #695: ‘Baby Don’t Forget My Number’- Milli Vanilli. July 1, 1989. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘Baby Don’t Forget My Number’- Milli Vanilli
- Record Company- Arista
- Genre- Dance Pop
- Written by Roger Dalton, Frank Fabian, Brad Howell and Frank Reuter
- Time: 4:00
- B-side” Too Much Monkey Business’
- Album- All Or Nothing
- Grade: F
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #16 in UK Singles Chart.
Milli Vanilli- 30 years later still draws a laugh. The pop duo formed in Germany- had a very brief run- a spectacular run chart wise- 5 hits- all making the Top 4 in the Billboard Hot 100- 3 going to #1- this was the first #1. Of course it was garbage- even before it was revealed it was a fraud band. The duo- Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan it turns out didn’t even sing on their records. They had won a Grammy for Best New Artist- which would be taken away from them after the scandal was revealed. Rob Pilatus would die of a drug overdose in 1998 at the age of 32. Note- The b-side’ Too Much Monkey Business’ is not the Chuck Berry classic.