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This Day In Music, July 7th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Born In The USA’. The album went on to spend a total of 139 weeks on the U.S. album chart. Its also one of three albums (along with Michael Jackson’s Thriller, & Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814) to produce SEVEN Top 10 U.S. singles.

Also on this day in 1984: Prince started a five week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘When Doves Cry’, his first U.S. #1 which went on to sell over 2 million copies, it made it to #4 in the U.K.

Here is the entire Top 10 on the U.S. singles chart from this day in 1984:

1 3 WHEN DOVES CRY –•– Prince (Warner Brothers)-6 (1 Week at #1) (1)
2 2 DANCING IN THE DARK –•– Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)-7 (2)
3 5 JUMP (For My Love) –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-11 (3)
4 4 SELF CONTROL –•– Laura Branigan (Atlantic)-13 (4)
5 1 THE REFLEX –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-12 (1)
6 8 EYES WITHOUT A FACE –•– Billy Idol (Chrysalis)-10 (6)
7 7 TIME AFTER TIME –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-13 (1)
8 10 ALMOST PARADISE –•– Mike Reno & Ann Wilson (Columbia)-9 (8)
9 6 THE HEART OF ROCK ‘N ROLL Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-12 (6)
10 13 LEGS –•– ZZ Top (Warner Brothers)-8 (10)

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