Tag: 1980

02-Mar

This Day In Music, March 2nd

On this day in 1980: Queen were enjoying their second of four weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” Written by Freddie Mercury in 1979, the track is included on their 1980 album ‘The Game’, and also appears on the band’s compilation album, ‘Greatest Hits’ in 1981. The song peaked at […]

01-Mar

This Day In Music, March 1st

On this day in 1980: Blondie went to #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Atomic’ from their album ‘Eat To The Beat’. ‘Atomic’ is one of six #1 songs for Blondie on the U.K. singles chart. On this day in 1986: Mr. Mister went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Kyrie’, the […]

27-Feb

This Day In Music, February 27th

On this day in 1980: Winners at the Grammy Awards included: song of the year; ‘What A Fool Believes’ by The Doobie Brothers, album of the year; Billy Joel’s ’52nd St’, best new artist; Rickie Lee Jones, and best disco record, ‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor. On this day in 1988: George Michael went […]

26-Feb

This Day In Music, February 26th

On this day in 1980: After seeing U2 play at Dublin’s National Boxing Stadium in front of 2,400 people; Rob Partridge and Bill Stewart from Island Records in the UK offered the band a recording contract. On this day in 1983: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ went to #1 on the U.S. album chart. ‘Thriller’ broke racial barriers in […]

23-Feb

This Day In Music, February 23rd

On this day in 1980: U2 appeared at The Moonlight Club, at The Railway Hotel in London, tickets cost £2! Here’s some vintage U2 from 1980 at The Electric Co. in London: On this day in 1985: Stevie Wonder was arrested during an anti-apartheid demonstration outside the South African Embassy in Washington; he was released […]

20-Feb

This Day In Music, February 20th

On this day in 1980: AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott was pronounced dead on arrival at a London hospital after a heavy night’s drinking. Scott was found in the passenger seat of a friend’s parked car. The official coroner’s report stated that he had “drank himself to death.” On this day in 1988: Expose went to […]

16-Feb

This Day In Music, February 16th

On this day in 1980: The Captain and Tennille went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Do That To Me One More Time.” It was the duo’s 13th charting hit in the United States, and their second #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was included on the duo’s 1979 studio album, ‘Make […]

10-Feb

This Day In Music, February 10th

On this day in 1980: Michael Jackson was enjoying his fourth a final week in the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Rock With You.” It would be ranked the #4 song for the entire year of 1980. Here’s a look at the Top 20 from this day back in 1980, the last […]

01-Feb

This Day In Music, February 1st

On this day in 1980: Blondie released ‘Call Me’, the main theme song of the 1980 film American Gigolo. It would go to #1 on the U.S. singles chart in mid-April of 1980 for six consecutive weeks, and became the top-selling single of the year in the United States in 1980. “Call Me” was the […]

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