Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, May 21st

On this day in 1983: David Bowie went to #1 on the US singles chart with ‘Let’s Dance’, featuring blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. It was Bowie’s first single to reach number one on both sides of the Atlantic. The music video was made by David Mallet on location in Australia including at a bar in Carinda in New South Wales, where it featured Bowie playing with his band while impassively watching an Aboriginal couple’s struggles against metaphors of Western cultural imperialism.

Let’s take a look at the complete top ten on the US singles chart from this day back in 1983:


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