One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1986 – Timex Social Club

“Rumors” by Timex Social Club

The Timex Social Club is a R&B/funk music group from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area. In addition to being known for their smash hit, “Rumors”, the Timex Social Club were major forerunners to the New Jack Swing movement. this style was a combination of R&B with hip hop rhythms.

In 1986, the group released their debut album, Vicious Rumors. It contained the hit “Rumors”, which peaked at #8 on August 16, 1986 on the Billboard Hot 100. They released two follow-up singles, “Thinkin’ About Ya” and “Mixed-Up World“, which did not do well on the mainstream charts, but did well on the R&B charts.

They have not had any hits since then. I have not heard any “rumors” of any hits on the near horizon for the Timex Social Club, so let’s Return to 1986 and to the group’s glory days, and listen to some “Rumors”:

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