Post by Rick Henry on Oct 23, 2005 1:00:27 GMT -5
Tuesday April 10, 1979
Today Karen and Phil received the latest Billboard magazine. Karen was too nervous to open it herself so she asked Phil to look at it first. As Phil flipped through the pages Karen sat across from Phil with a big smile on her face. she waited with nervous anticipation. Before Phil made it to the Hot 100 Singles chart he came across a full page ad for Karen's new single.
"Look," Phil said with excitement as he handed the magazine over to Karen.
Karen perked up with excitement as she grabbed the magazine she thought to herself, "It's done it, it's in the top 40." Then she looked at the magazine and just couldn't believe her eyes.
"Oh," she said with an animated face, "Wow a full page ad," she read aloud as she smiled from ear to ear. "If I Had You: Karen goes solo. Look out #1." Karen looked at Phil, "This is good. This is very good. I know we're going to go all the way." She spoke as she flipped the pages of the magazine to the singles chart. As she gazed at the chart her smile went away. She had a stunned look on her face.
"Are you alright Karen?" Phil asked. "You're in shock. It's done better than you thought. It's moved into the top 20 hasn't it?"
"Oh Phil," Karen said quietly. "No it didn't make the top twenty. It didn't even make the top 50. It jumped up only seventeen spots to number 67. I thought for sure with both sales and airplay the song would have atleast made the top 40 this week. I don't understand it."
"It's going to do it Karen," Phil comforted her. "You'll see next week it'll make an even bigger jump. Seventeen points is a good healthy jump up. It's a great song and it'll make to #1. billboard seems to think it will. Look at the full page ad. If I Had You. Look out #1."