29-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 29th

On this day in 1989: Martika started her second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Toy Soldiers.” Martika wrote the song about a friend who was battling a cocaine addiction. “I was a little hesitant because I had only written two songs before and they were light songs. I came […]

28-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 28th

On this day in 1984: Prince began his fourth of five weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “When Doves Cry.” It would go on to be ranked the #1 song for the entire year of 1984 by Billboard Magazine on their year end chart. They would also rank it the #26 song […]

27-Jul

This Day in 80s Music, July 27th

On this day in 1985: Paul Young went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with his version of the Daryl Hall song ‘Every Time You Go Away’. “Everytime You Go Away” is a song written and composed by Daryl Hall. It was first recorded in 1980 by the American duo Hall & Oates but was not […]

26-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 26th

On this day in 1980: The Rolling Stones started a seven week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Emotional Rescue’, the group’s eighth U.S. #1 album. Emotional Rescue was the first Rolling Stones album recorded following Keith Richards’ exoneration from a Toronto drug charge that could have landed him in jail for years. On this […]

25-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 25th

On this day in 1980: AC/DC released their sixth internationally released studio album ‘Back In Black’, the first AC/DC album recorded without former lead singer Bon Scott who died on February 19, 1980 at the age of 33. The album has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide to date, making it one of the […]

24-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 24th

On this day in 1982: Survivor started a six week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Eye Of The Tiger’, taken from the film ‘Rocky III’. Also #1 in the U.K. Survivor won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance for the song. The song was released as a single from their […]

23-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 23rd

On this day in 1983: The Police kicked off the North American leg of their Synchronicity 107-date world tour at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois. The Police also went to #1 on the US album chart with ‘Synchronicity’, which spent a total of seventeen weeks at #1. On this day in 1984: The Cars released ‘Drive’ […]

22-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 22nd

On this day in 1989: Former actress Martika started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Toy Soldiers’, a #5 hit in the U.K. Martika wrote the song about a friend who was battling a cocaine addiction. “I was a little hesitant because I had only written two songs before […]

21-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 21st

On this day in 1987: Guns N’ Roses released their debut album on Geffen Records: ‘Appetite For Destruction’ which featured the singles ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’, and ‘Paradise City’. The album now has worldwide sales in excess of 30 million, 18 million of which are in the US, making it the […]

20-Jul

This Day in 80s Music, July 20th

On this day in 1985: Duran Duran were starting their second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “A View To A Kill.” To date, it is the only James Bond theme song to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite spending two weeks at #1, it would only be […]

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