The Beat Chicago

How Bout Us – Champaign (1981)

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How Bout Us – Champaign (1981)

How ‘Bout Us by Champaign is just one of the many great songs you’d hear on The Beat Chicago. It’s also a great slow jam you’d hear on our Quiet Storm show on our ‘overnight flight’ Mon-Thurs from 10PM – 2AM.

There’s enough stations playing rock n’ roll classics and the same 80’s songs from Bon Jovi, Journey, John Cougar, Elton John all day long and that’s all cool but, when you want something completely different?  When you want everything from Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Spinners to Stevie B, C+C Music Factory classic 80’s dance hits and more of the music that keeps you movin?  we’re it.

See, we’re all about the classics too…. Classic R&B and dance of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, freestyle and more.  For us, it’s not about how old a song is, it’s about how good it is and this is as good as it gets.

Back in the early 80’s, there was no shortage of great slow jams, hell, was there ever? Champaign started out as a septet that named themselves after their hometown of Champaign, Illinois.

What they’re most known for and never to be forgotten is the title track from their 1981 debut album, “How ‘Bout Us.” The song was a massive hit around the world reaching #5 in the UK Singles Chart, #4 on the US Billboard R&B chart, and #12 on the Hot 100. Their second album, Modern Heart, was released in 1983 and contained the Top 10 hit “Try Again” (also #23 on the Hot 100).

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