Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, May 2nd

On this day in 1983: Spandau Ballet were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘True’, the group’s only #1. The song spent four weeks at the top of the UK chart and was a hit in 20 other countries. Parts of the original version have been sampled and used in a number of songs – most notably PM Dawn’s 1991 U.S. #1 hit ‘Set Adrift on Memory Bliss’, which contains a sample of the song’s famous guitar hook.

On this day in 1987: The Cutting Crew started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘(I Just), Died In Your Arms’, a #4 hit in the UK.


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