Tag: 1988

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 […]

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 […]

06-Feb

This Day In Music, February 6th

On this day in 1982: The J. Geils Band started a six week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Centerfold’, the bands only U.S. #1. The band’s album ‘Freeze- Frame’ started a four-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart on this day as well. The song is about a man […]

30-Jan

This Day In Music, January 30th

On this day in 1982: Hall & Oates went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do).’ It would spend one week in the top spot. It was released as the second single from their tenth studio album ‘Private Eyes’. The song became the fourth number #1 […]

23-Jan

This Day In Music, January 23rd

On this day in 1988: Michael Jackson went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’. It was the third single released from Jackson’s seventh studio album ‘Bad’ for which Jackson had written over sixty songs, with plans of releasing a three disc album, but producer Quincy Jones convinced […]

16-Jan

This Day In Music, January 16th

On this day in 1980: Paul McCartney was jailed for nine days in Tokyo for marijuana possession after being found with 219g on his arrival at Narita Airport in Japan. McCartney said in 2004. “This stuff was too good to flush down the toilet, so I thought I’d take it with me.” On this day […]

09-Jan

This Day In Music, January 9th

On this day in 1988: Whitney Houston scored her 6th consecutive #1 song in the U.S. with ‘So Emotional’. It was released as the third single from her second studio album ‘Whitney’ (1987) on October 12, 1987 by Arista Records. The song was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. Billy Steinberg also wrote Madonna’s ‘Like […]

06-Jan

This Day In Music, January 6th

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 […]

24-Dec

This Day In Music, December 24th

Happy Christmas Eve to all! Thanks for your support of Charlie’s 80s Attic! On this day in 1988: American ‘hair band’ Poison started a three-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Every Rose Has Its Thorn.’ It was released in October of 1988 as the third single from their second album ‘Open […]

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