The mystery of the phantom Billboard hit, “Ready ‘N’ Steady,” is finally solved

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(via AV Club) by Mike Vanderbilt

Everyone loves a great mystery, except for the kids who used to peek in the back of their Encyclopedia Brown books. The unsolved mystery of the 1979 Billboard single “Ready ’N’ Steady” may never have garnered the interest of a trench coat-clad Robert Stack (or whatever Nicolas Cage’s name is in those National Treasure movies). Still, its existence—or rather lack thereof—confounded record collectors for over 36 years, but today, consider that mystery solved.

In 1979, “Ready ’N’ Steady” by D.A. was No. 102 with a bullet for four weeks on the Billboard charts. However, it seemed nobody had actually heard this phantom song…

Read more: http://www.avclub.com/article/mystery-ready-n-steady-phantom-billboard-hit-final-239905

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