Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, July 1st

On this day in 1983: A New Jersey-based band calling themselves Bon Jovi signed with Phonogram’s Mercury records, although they had also been considering the name Johnny Electric. Since that day, they have sold over 130 million records worldwide, and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans.

Here are the Top 10 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 back on July 1, 1983:

1 1 FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING –•– Irene Cara (Casablanca)-13 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 TIME (Clock Of the Heart) –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-11 (2)
3 4 ELECTRIC AVENUE –•– Eddy Grant (Portrait)-11 (3)
4 14 EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE –•– The Police (A&M)-4 (4)
5 3 LET’S DANCE –•– David Bowie (EMI-America)-14 (1)
6 10 FAMILY MAN –•– Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)-9 (6)
7 7 DON’T LET IT END –•– Styx (A&M)-9 (7)
8 13 NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO –•– Sergio Mendes (with Joe Pizzulo & Leza Miller) (A&M)-11 (8)
9 9 AFFAIR OF THE HEART –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-11 (9)
10 15 TOO SHY –•– Kajagoogoo (EMI-America)-10 (10)

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