What was Billy Ocean's first Top 40 hit in the US?
Leslie Sebastian Charles (born 21 January 1950), known professionally as Billy Ocean, is a Trinidad and Tobago-born British recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular British R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s. After scoring his first four UK Top 20 singles including two No. 2 hits in 1976 and 1977, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including three US No.1's. His 1985 hit "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" reached No. 1 in the UK and No. 2 in the US.
"Love Really Hurts Without You" is a song recorded by British R&B recording artist Billy Ocean. The song (written by Ocean under his real name Leslie Charles with the track's producer Ben Findon) was the second single recorded in the name Billy Ocean and provided Ocean with his first chart record in 1976. The song reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart. It also became Ocean's first Top 40 hit in the US, reaching #22 on the 'Billboard' Hot 100.