Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, June 2nd

On this day in 1984: Wham! had their first U.K. #1 with ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.’ Written and produced by George Michael , one half of the duo. Inspiration for the song was a scribbled note left by his Wham! partner Andrew Ridgeley for Andrew’s parents, originally intended to read “wake me up before you go” but with “up” accidentally written twice, Ridgeley wrote “go” twice on purpose.

Here’s what the Top 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 looked like on this day back in 1984:

1 1 LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY –•– Deniece Williams (Columbia)-9 (2 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 TIME AFTER TIME –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-8 (2)
3 2 HELLO –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-15 (1)
4 5 OH SHERRIE –•– Steve Perry (Columbia)-9 (4)
5 7 THE REFLEX –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-7 (5)
6 8 SISTER CHRISTIAN –•– Night Ranger (MCA / Camel)-13 (6)
7 4 AGAINST ALL ODDS (Take A Look At Me Now) –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-15 (1)
8 13 THE HEART OF ROCK ‘N ROLL –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-7 (8)
9 9 BREAKDANCE –•– Irene Cara (Geffen)-11 (9)
10 6 TO ALL THE GIRLS I’VE LOVED BEFORE –•– Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson (Columbia)-14 (5)

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