Let’s Hear It For The Boy – Deniece Williams

Deniece Williams occupied the UK top 10 for five weeks in 1984 with this track.

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This week in 1984, Let’s hear it for the boy by Deniece Williams was at its highest position of number 2 in the UK singles chart for the second of two weeks. It had entered the top 40 four weeks previously at number 18 and broke into the top 10 a week later. After falling from its peak position, the song stayed in the top 10 for one more week, at number 9, and then dropped into the lower top 40 for the final three weeks of its chart life.

Let’s hear it for the boy was released on the CBS record label and was the last of four top 10 hits for Deniece Williams in the UK. It was taken from an album of the same name that did not enter the UK album chart and also appeared on the soundtrack album of the film Footloose. The single was certified silver in the UK and was a US number 1.

More music from Deniece Williams


UK singles chart for the week ending 9 June 1984

  1. Wake me up before you go goWham!

  2. Let’s hear it for the boyDeniece Williams

  3. Dancing with tears in my eyesUltravox

  4. The reflexDuran Duran

  5. Only when you leaveSpandau Ballet

  6. Searchin’Hazell Dean

  7. You’re the best thing / Big boss grooveStyle Council

  8. Pearl in the shellHoward Jones

  9. High energyEvelyn Thomas

  10. Heaven knows I’m miserable nowSmiths

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