Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, August 8th

On this day in 1981: MTV broadcast its first stereo concert with REO Speedwagon performing in Denver, Colorado, The band had just released the album Hi Infidelity and performed the hit singles, ‘Keep On Loving You,’ ‘Take It On the Run’ and ‘Don’t Let Him Go.’

On this day in 1987: U2 scored their second U.S. #1 hit single from their Joshua Tree album with ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’. The song received two nominations at the 30th Grammy Awards in 1988, for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Here’s the full Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day in 1987:

1 2 I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR –•– U2 (Island)-9 (1) (1 Week at #1)
2 4 I WANT YOUR SEX –•– George Michael (Columbia)-10 (2)
3 1 SHAKEDOWN –•– Bob Seger (MCA)-12 (1)
4 6 HEART AND SOUL –•– T’Pau (Virgin)-15 (4)
5 8 LUKA –•– Suzanne Vega (A&M)-10 (5)
6 5 RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU –•– Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine (Epic)-11 (5)
7 11 WHO’S THAT GIRL –•– Madonna (Sire)-5 (7)
8 7 CROSS MY BROKEN HEART –•– The Jets (MCA)-10 (7)
9 3 ALONE –•– Heart (Capitol)-13 (1)
10 10 WOT’S IT TO YA –•– Robbie Nevil (EMI-America)-11 (10)

11 24 LA BAMBA –•– Los Lobos (Slash)-7 (11)
12 16 DON’T MEAN NOTHING –•– Richard Marx (Manhattan)-9 (12)
13 15 ONLY IN MY DREAMS –•– Debbie Gibson (Atlantic)-14 (13)
14 17 ROCK STEADY –•– The Whispers (Solar)-10 (14)
15 14 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE –•– Janet Jackson (A&M)-12 (14)
16 21 BACK IN THE HIGH LIFE AGAIN –•– Steve Winwood (Island)-11 (16)
17 9 I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (Who Loves Me) –•– Whitney Houston (Arista)-13 (1)
18 12 KISS HIM GOODBYE –•– The Nylons (Open Air)-13 (12)
19 27 IT’S NOT OVER (‘Til It’s Over) –•– Starship (Grunt)-7 (19)
20 26 SEVEN WONDERS –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-8 (20)

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