K.C. is one of several artists that holds the unique distinction of appearing on the HOT 100 in the ’80s as a solo artist, as part of a duo, and as a member of a group. As a member of a group K.C. reached #1 with “Please Don’t Go” (Song 1980-1) as K.C and The Sunshine Band. As a solo artist, his “Give it Up” is still to come later in this blog (Song 1983-439). Other artists that share this feat include Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Peter Cetera, Stevie Nicks, Phil Collins, Michael McDonald… the list goes on an on and on.
As part of a duo, K.C. joined forces with his fellow Floridian Teri Desario and almost made it #1 again. “Yes, I’m Ready,” their cover of the Barbara Mason top 10 song from 1965, had to settle for #2 in 1980. The song ended up #24 for the year.
Memorable lyric: “Are you ready? Yes, I’m ready. To kiss you, love you, and hug you. Baby, I’m ready.”