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This Day In Music, July 9th

On this day in 1983: The Police started an eight week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Every Breath You Take’ also #1 in the U.K. Taken from the bands album ‘Synchronicity’, Sting won Song of the Year and The Police won Best Pop Performance for the song at the 1984 Grammy Awards.

Here’s a look at the entire Top 10 on the U.S. singles chart for this day in 1983:

1 3 EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE –•– The Police (A&M)-6 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 ELECTRIC AVENUE –•– Eddy Grant (Portrait)-13 (2)
3 1 FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING –•– Irene Cara (Casablanca)-15 (1)
4 5 NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO –•– Sergio Mendes (with Joe Pizzulo & Leza Miller) (A&M)-13 (4)
5 7 TOO SHY –•– Kajagoogoo (EMI-America)-12 (5)
6 9 WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHIN’ –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-7 (6)
7 4 TIME (Clock Of the Heart) –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-13 (2)
8 11 COME DANCING –•– The Kinks (Arista)-10 (8)
9 6 DON’T LET IT END –•– Styx (A&M)-11 (6)
10 13 OUR HOUSE –•– Madness (Geffen)-10 (10)

On this day in 1988: Cheap Trick went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘The Flame’, the group’s only U.S. #1.

Here’s a look at the complete Top 10 on the U.S. singles chart for this day back in 1988:

1 3 THE FLAME –•– Cheap Trick – 14 (1)
2 6 MERCEDES BOY –•– Pebbles – 10 (2)
3 7 POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME –•– Def Leppard – 12 (3)
4 9 NEW SENSATION –•– INXS – 9 (4)
5 1 DIRTY DIANA –•– Michael Jackson – 10 (1)
6 8 NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME –•– Poison – 12 (6)
7 2 FOOLISH BEAT –•– Debbie Gibson – 12 (1)
8 15 HOLD ON TO THE NIGHTS –•– Richard Marx – 8 (8)
9 5 THE VALLEY ROAD –•– Bruce Hornsby & The Range – 11 (5)
10 11 NITE AND DAY –•– Al B. Sure! – 14 (10)

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