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Irene Cara - Flashdance... What A Feeling
American artist Irene Cara’s theme tune to the film Flashdance became the second #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart when it hit the top spot in the chart’s second week. Debuting on the Australia chart at #44 in June 1983, the track hit #1 for the first time in its fifth week in the Top 50. ‘Flashdance… What A Feeling’ went on to spend seven weeks at #1 during July and September 1983. In total, the track was in the Top Ten for 15 weeks and the Top 50 for 24 weeks.
‘Flashdance… What A Feeling’ spent six weeks at #1 in the US.
The Flashdance soundtrack spent three weeks at #1 in August and September of the same year.
Irene Cara next hit the Top Ten with ‘Why Me?’ (#5 Feb. ’84). Her last Singles Chart appearance was with ‘Breakdance’ (#19 Jul. ’84).