Last week's singles' charts were ruled by "Red, Red Wine," an old song that failed for Neil Diamond in the '60s but went all the way to No. 1 in an updated reggae version by the British band UB40.
This week, yet another '60s song has found improved success in the '80s. It's the sweet ballad "Groovy Kind of Love," which just missed the top spot- it peaked at No. 2-when it was released in 1966 by the Mindbenders, but this time zipped right to No. 1 in the hands of Phil Collins.
The fast rise of "Groovy" was due mainly to its overwhelming popularity on radio (it's also No. 1 on the influential adult contemporary list) because "Red, Red Wine" is still No. 1 in record sales. (It dropped to No. 2 overall.) And "Groovy" likely will stay on top for at least another week, because there aren't any strong challengers in the rest of this week's Top 5.