Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, August 12th

On this day in 1984: As The Olympic Games came to a close, Lionel Richie performed, ‘All Night Long’ live from Los Angeles to an estimated television audience of 2.6 billion people around the world.

On this day in 1986: Prince started a run of five nights at Wembley Arena, London, his first U.K. shows in five years.

Here are the Top 20 songs on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1986:

1 1 GLORY OF LOVE –•– Peter Cetera (Full Moon / Warner Brothers)-10 (2 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 PAPA DON’T PREACH –•– Madonna (Sire)-7 (2)
3 6 MAD ABOUT YOU –•– Belinda Carlisle (I.R.S.)-13 (3)
4 2 SLEDGEHAMMER –•– Peter Gabriel (Geffen)-14 (1)
5 9 WE DON’T HAVE TO TAKE OUR CLOTHES OFF –•– Jermaine Stewart (Arista)-13 (5)
6 7 LOVE TOUCH –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-11 (6)
7 3 DANGER ZONE –•– Kenny Loggins (Columbia)-14 (2)
8 12 HIGHER LOVE –•– Steve Winwood (Island)-9 (8)
9 15 VENUS –•– Bananarama (London)-7 (9)
10 13 RUMORS –•– Timex Social Club (Jay)-9 (10)

11 5 INVISIBLE TOUCH –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-11 (1)
12 16 THE EDGE OF HEAVEN –•– Wham! (Columbia)-6 (12)
13 19 DANCING ON THE CEILING –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-4 (13)
14 8 NASTY –•– Janet Jackson (A&M)-13 (3)
15 18 SWEET FREEDOM –•– Michael McDonald (MCA)-9 (15)
16 17 YOU SHOULD BE MINE (The Woo Woo Song) –•– Jeffrey Osborne (A&M)-12 (16)
17 11 MODERN WOMAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-10 (10)
18 23 TAKE MY BREATH AWAY –•– Berlin (Columbia)-8 (18)
19 10 OPPORTUNITIES (Let’s Make Lots Of Money) –•– Pet Shop Boys (EMI-America)-11 (10)
20 21 SUZANNE –•– Journey (Columbia)-8 (20)

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