Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, May 5th

On this day in 1982: Vangelis was enjoying the #1 spot on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Chariots of Fire’. Vangelis ended Joan Jett’s SEVEN week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘I Love Rock ‘N Roll’. ‘Chariots of Fire’ would only spend one week at #1.

On this day in 1984: Duran Duran were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Reflex’, the group’s second and last #1. The song which was taken from their third album, Seven and the Ragged Tiger, was also a U.S. #1.


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