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This Day In Music, June 22nd

On this day in 1981: Mark David Chapman pleaded guilty to the charge of murdering John Lennon in December of 1980. He was later sentenced to 20 years to life.

On this day in 1985: Bryan Adams started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Heaven’, his first #1 single, it peaked at #35 in the U.K. The song had been featured in the film ‘Night In Heaven’.

Heavily influenced by Journey’s 1983 hit ‘Faithfully’, the song was written while Adams served as the opening act on that band’s Frontiers Tour, and features their drummer, Steve Smith. It provided Adams with his first #1 single and third top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The track placed number 24 on Billboard magazine’s Top Pop Singles of 1985.

Here’s a look at the complete Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 on this day back in 1985:

1 2 HEAVEN –•– Bryan Adams (A&M)-10 (1 Week at #1) (1)
2 6 SUSSUDIO –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-7 (2)
3 1 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD –Tears For Fears Mercury)-15 (1)
4 11 RASPBERRY BERET –•– Prince & The Revolution (Paisley Park)-6 (4)
5 12 A VIEW TO A KILL –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-6 (5)
6 9 ANGEL –•– Madonna (Sire)-9 (6)
7 7 IN MY HOUSE –•– Mary Jane Girls (Gordy)-16 (7)
8 5 THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER –•– Howard Jones (Elektra)-14 (5)
9 10 WALKING ON SUNSHINE –•– Katrina & The Waves (Capitol)-14 (9)
10 13 THE SEARCH IS OVER –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-10 (10)

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