Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, June 5th

On this day in 1983: During a 48-date North American tour, U2 played at Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver. The show was recorded and released as ‘U2 Live At Red Rocks: Under A Blood Red Sky.’

Let’s take a look at the Top 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on this day back in 1983:

1 1 FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING –•– Irene Cara (Casablanca)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 LET’S DANCE –•– David Bowie (EMI-America)-11 (1)
3 4 OVERKILL –•– Men At Work (Columbia)-9 (3)
4 8 TIME (Clock Of the Heart) –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-8 (4)
5 5 SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE –•– Thomas Dolby (Capitol / Harvest)-16 (5)
6 3 BEAT IT –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-15 (1)
7 9 MY LOVE –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-9 (7)
8 6 LITTLE RED CORVETTE –•– Prince (Warner Brothers)-15 (6)
9 7 SOLITAIRE –•– Laura Branigan (Atlantic)-12 (7)
10 10 STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART –•– Bryan Adams (A&M)-13 (10)

Irene Cara would spend a total of SIX weeks at #1 before giving up the top spot to ‘Every Breath You Take’ by the Police in early July. ‘Every Breath You Take’ would then spend EIGHT weeks at #1 making it the #1 song for the entire year of 1983. ‘Flashdance’ would finish third on the year end chart for 1983 behind ‘Every Breath You Take’ and ‘Billie Jean’ by Michael Jackson.

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