One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1980 – Teri DeSario – “Yes, I’m Ready”

Teri Desario is a singer/songwriter from Miami, Florida. She was a classmate of Harry Wayne Casey (KC of KC and the Sunshine Band). Casey liked the original 1965 version of “Yes, I’m Ready” (by Barbara Mason) and wanted to re-record it. He was producing Teri DeSario’s album, Moonlight Madness, and had an idea to record the song as a duet. It was the first single released from the album in late 1979, and peaked at #2 on March 1, 1980. It was #2 for 2 weeks, and was kept from being #1 by Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.

Unfortunately for DeSario, she came around when Disco was in it’s dying days. She never had another U.S. hit. She recorded a couple of Contemporary Christian albums in the mid-80s.

More recently, she has just been a part of some production teams. Here she is in her heyday. And for the record, I didn’t recognize the song just by it’s title. But, it’s one of those songs, that as soon as I heard it, I remembered it:

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