Tag: 1983

15-Jan

This Day In Music, January 15th

On this day in 1983: Men At Work started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Down Under’ which was the Australian group’s second U.S. #1 hit. ‘Down Under’ was originally released in 1980 as the B-Side to their first local single titled “Keypunch Operator”, released before the band signed with […]

01-Jan

This Day In Music, January 1st

Happy New Year! Charlie’s 80s Attic wishes you and your family a very happy and healthy 2021! Each year Billboard freezes their weekly charts at the very end of the year/beginning of the new year (including in the 1980s) so there isn’t a lot of “music news” from the 80s to report at the end […]

28-Dec

This Day In Music, December 28th

On this day in 1983: Having made two successful dives below a friend’s yacht to find items he’d drunkenly thrown off his own boat three years before, drummer and co-founder of The Beach Boys Dennis Wilson took one last dive into the Pacific and never returned from the boat moored in Marina Del Rey, California. […]

25-Dec

This Day In Music, December 25th (Christmas Edition)

Merry Christmas to all! We thank you so much for listening to Charlie’s 80s Attic, for following us on Facebook and for stopping by and visiting charlies80sattic.com! We wish you, your family and your friends and very Happy Holiday! In the spirit of Christmas Day, we present you with the #1 songs from every Christmas […]

17-Dec

This Day In Music, December 17th

On this day in 1983: Culture Club, Duran Duran, and The Police all appeared on the children’s U.K. TV show Saturday Superstore. On this day in 1988: Chicago was starting their second of two weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Look Away.” Written by Diane Warren, produced by Ron Nevison, with Bill Champlin on […]

10-Dec

This Day In Music, December 10th

On this day in 1983: Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson started a six week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Say Say Say’. It was Jackson’s 10th #1 at the time (solo & with The Jacksons) and McCartney’s 29th, (solo and with The Beatles). It was released in October of 1983 as the […]

02-Dec

This Day In Music, December 2nd

On this day in 1983: MTV aired the full 14-minute version of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ video for the first time. Now regarded as the most influential pop music video of all time, in 2009, the video was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, the first music video to ever receive […]

01-Dec

This Day In Music, December 1st

On this day in 1983: Neil Young was sued by Geffen Records because his new music for the label was ‘not commercial in nature and musically uncharacteristic of his previous albums’. His latest album Everybody’s Rockin’ featured a selection of rockabilly songs (both covers and original material) which ran for just 25 minutes, Young’s shortest […]

26-Nov

This Day In Music, November 26th (Turkey Day Edition)

Happy Thanksgiving from Charlie’s 80s Attic! We are thankful for all of our listeners and wish each and every one of you a terrific turkey day! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are going back to ALL of the Thanksgivings of the 80s and letting you know what the #1 song on Thanksgiving Day was […]

24-Nov

This Day In Music, November 24th

On this day in 1983: The Irish group The Undertones split up. Lead singer Feargal Sharkey went on to have a #1 U.K. single as a solo artist with ‘A Good Heart’ and later worked in A&R for various record labels, and later became the head of U.K. Music, an umbrella organization representing the collective […]

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