Rocket 2 U (The Jets)
#6 on the US Hot 100
The third single from their second album Magic was actually out charted by the follow up fourth single, Make It Real. Although the title has a Prince-esque abbreviation to it, it’s not written by him but by singer/songwriter Bobby Nunn.
Fun fact: Rocket 2 U was almost recorded by Earth, Wind and Fire but Nunn chose to give it to the Jets when their record company agreed to let him also produce the song.
The theme for Bestest Song Club November 2015: Top 10 Hits That You Probably Haven’t Heard In Years. Criteria – Songs that reached at least #10 on the US Hot 100 between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 1989 but tend to get overlooked in any “Best of the 1980s” lists and collections.