Two female artists dominated the American Billboard R&B Singles Chart for the entire month of August 1986, with singles produced and recorded in the city of Philadelphia, at different recording studios. They were Shirley Jones and Jean Carne.

Jean Carne

Both artists occupied the number one position for two weeks, beginning with Jean Carne taking a run at the top of the Billboard Soul and R&B Singles Chart week-ending  2nd August 1986 ( 2 weeks) with “Closer than Closer” (Omni 99531), produced by the late Grover Washington, Jr. Jean had been signed to Philadelphia International Records during the 1970s and early 1980s.

Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones achieved the top position on 16th August 1986 with “Do You Get Enough Love” (Philadelphia International Records 50034), co-produced by Kenny Gamble and Bunny Sigler. The single was the second single for Philadelphia International Records to reach number one during the 1980s, with Patti LaBelle’s single “If Only You Knew” (Philadelphia International Records 04248) being the first on 28th January 1984 (4 weeks). The single was extracted from the “I’m In Love Again” album, the last gold-certified album to be distributed by CBS Records for the label.