By now, most pop fans know that the song in question is "Oh Sheila" and that it was recorded by a group of young Michigan musicians who call themselves Ready for the World. But most listeners still know "Oh Sheila" as "that song that sounds just like Prince," even though Ready for the World now has made its mark as the first act this year to hit No. 1 on the pop, black and dance charts.
The verdict is still out on whether Ready for the World will prove to be more than a flash in the pan with its Prince impersonation, but the group's cause should be helped by the growing sales for its "Ready for the World" LP, which jumped from No. 27 to No. 17 this week on the album charts.