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This Day In Music, June 9th

On this day in 1984: Cyndi Lauper started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Time After Time’ a #3 hit in the U.K. Cyndi Lauper co-wrote ‘Time After Time’ with Philadelphia based Rob Hyman of The Hooters.

‘Time After Time’ was the second single released from her debut studio album, She’s So Unusual (1983), with Hyman contributing backing vocals. The track was produced by Rick Chertoff  and released as a single on January 27, 1984. The song became Lauper’s first #1 hit in the U.S. The song was written in the album’s final stages, after “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, “She Bop” and “All Through the Night” had been written. The writing began with the title, which Lauper had seen in TV Guide  magazine, referring to the science fiction film ‘Time After Time’  (1979).

‘Time After Time’ would spend two weeks at #1.

Let’s take a look at the entire Top 10 on the billboard Hot 100 on this day in 1984:

1 2 TIME AFTER TIME –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-9 (1 Week at #1) (1)
2 1 LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY –•– Deniece Williams (Columbia)-10 (1)
3 4 OH SHERRIE –•– Steve Perry (Columbia)-10 (3)
4 5 THE REFLEX –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-8 (4)
5 6 SISTER CHRISTIAN –•– Night Ranger (MCA / Camel)-14 (5)
6 8 THE HEART OF ROCK ‘N ROLL –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-8 (6)
7 3 HELLO –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-16 (1)
8 9 BREAKDANCE –•– Irene Cara (Geffen)-12 (8)
9 11 SELF CONTROL –•– Laura Branigan (Atlantic)-9 (9)
10 14 JUMP (For My Love) –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-7 (10)

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