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A Michigan funk band with slight rock leanings, Ready for the World parlayed Melvin Riley's whining vocals and some trendy production into a pair of number one R&B hits in the mid-'80s for MCA. Riley, Gordon Strozier, Gregory Potts, Willie Triplett, John Eaton, and Gerald Valentine began on their own Blue Lake label before signing with MCA. The label reissued the song "Tonight," and it reached number six on the R&B charts in 1984. They followed it with "Deep Inside Your Love," another Top Ten R&B single, then had their first of two chart-toppers in "Oh Sheila." It got them a huge crossover smash, ultimately topping the pop lists as well. They scored their fourth consecutive Top Ten R&B record with "Digital Display," then had two flop singles before "Love You Down" put them back on top of the R&B world in 1986. It was their last hit and peaked at number nine pop. ~ Ron Wynn
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Albums by
Ready for the World

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    Ruff-N-Ready

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    Long Time Coming

    9 songs

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    Ready for the World

    12 songs

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    She Said She Wants Some

    14 songs

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    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Ready for the World

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    Oh Sheila! Ready for the World's Greatest Hits

    10 songs

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    Long Time Coming

    12 songs

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    Straight Down to Business


Top Songs by
Ready for the World

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Oh Sheila
  3.   Love You Down
  4.   Tonight
  5.   Can He Do It (Like This, Can He Do It Like That)
  6.   Slide Over
  7.   Oh Shelia
  8.   Deep Inside Your Love
  9.   Whose Is It? by Melvin Riley
  10.   In My Room
  11.   Gently
  12.   Human Toy
  13.   It's All a Game
  14.   My Girly
  15.   Mary Goes 'Round
  16.   Out of Town Lover
  17.   Ceramic Girl
  18.   Long Time Coming
  19.   I'm the One Who Loves You
  20.   Straight Down to Business
  21.   Somebody's Watching Me
  22.   Do You Get Enough
  23.   Here I Am
  24.   Digital Display
  25.   Panties and Draws
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