by Mark Nobes, chief editor

Rock The Boat by Forrest Thomas reached No.4 in the UK singles chart in February 1983. It was originally a hit for Hues Corporation in 1974. The video above features none other than Sinitta, who had a successful solo career during the second half of the 80s with Stock, Aitken and Waterman producing the songs.
Forrest - Rock The Boat vinyl 45



Forrest was saved from being added to the One Hit Wonders list, though, as he achieved a second hit single with Feel The Need in Me which hit #17 in the UK. That rather embarrassing eighties video features Carol Yates (she's wearing a white top and short blue skirt) who played the older sister of Trisha Yates in the BBC drama series for kids, Grange Hill.

Feel The Need In Me was originally a No.4 hit (in 1972) by the American R&B band Detroit Emeralds.
Forrest - Feel The Need In Me - 45 7
Forrest sadly died on September 9th 2013 from a stroke, aged 60. He had been residing the The Netherlands since the 1980s, and has two sons.