On this day in music history: October 17, 1987 - “Lost In Emotion” by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week, also topping the R&B singles chart for 1 week on October 3, 1987. Written and produced by Full Force, it is the second chart topping single for the R&B/Freestyle group from New York, NY. Fresh off the success of their 1985 Platinum selling debut, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam return to the studio with Full Force to work on their sophomore release “Spanish Fly”. It quickly hits paydirt with the Motown influenced first single “Head To Toe”, topping the pop and R&B singles charts in June of 1987. While writing songs for the groups’ second album, Full Force takes inspiration from “The Motown Sound” again when the band are listening to Mary Wells’ greatest hits album. The song that becomes “Lost In Emotion” is inspired by Wells’ hits “Two Lovers” and “You Beat Me To The Punch”. The songs retro feel combined with Lisa Lisa’s sweet voice proves just as irresistible as its predecessor to fans and radio, when it is released as a single in July of 1987. Entering the Hot 100 at #76 on August 1, 1987, it climbs to the top of the chart eleven weeks later. “Lost In Emotion” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.