Carlisle left the Go-Go's in 1985 to embark on a solo career. Her first solo album, Belinda, was released on I.R.S. Records in 1986. Her #3 summer hit "Mad About You" was followed by the Motown-influenced single "I Feel The Magic."
Although this second solo single did not repeat the success "Mad About You", it brought her a series of Agree shampoo commercials and ads, the first of numerous lucrative endorsement deals.