Tag: 1985

11-Jan

This Day In Music, January 11th

On this day in 1985: A Brazilian rock Festival ‘Rock In Rio’ held in Rio de Janeiro, claimed to be the biggest music festival ever staged. An estimated 1,5 million people attended the festival. The festival featured; Queen, Rod Stewart, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Yes and Iron Maiden. On this day in 1986: The Pet Shop Boys […]

03-Jan

This Day In Music, January 3rd

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 of the year/very beginning of the year as far as songs/albums going to #1, etc. So for […]

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 […]

21-Dec

This Day In Music, December 21st

On this day in 1985: Bruce Springsteen’s album, ‘Born in the USA’ passed Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ to become the second longest-lasting album on the Billboard U.S. Top 10. It stayed there for 79 weeks. Only ‘The Sound of Music’ with Julie Andrews lasted longer at 109 weeks. ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ is the seventh studio album by […]

14-Dec

This Day In Music, December 14th

On this day in 1980: Six days after his murder, Yoko Ono called on fans to observe ten minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon. 30,000 gathered outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool, while nearly 100,000 attended a memorial in New York City’s Central Park. On this day in 1985: Whitney Houston scored her […]

07-Dec

This Day In Music, December 7th

On this day in 1985: Mr. Mister started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Broken Wings’.  It was released in June 1985 as the lead single from their second album ‘Welcome to the Real World.’ The song hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 7, 1985, where […]

30-Nov

This Day In Music, November 30th

On this day in 1982: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album was released. ‘Thriller’ was Jackson’s sixth studio album.  Reunited with ‘Off the Wall’ producer Quincy Jones, Jackson was inspired to create an album where “every song was a killer”. With the ongoing backlash against disco, Jackson moved in a new musical direction, incorporating pop, post-disco, rock and funk. ‘Thriller’ foreshadows […]

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 […]

16-Nov

This Day In Music, November 16th

On this day in 1985: Starship started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘We Built This City.’ The song was written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, and Peter Wolf and recorded by U.S. rock group Starship. It was released as the lead single off their album ‘Knee Deep […]

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