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This Day In Music, September 10th

On this day in 1983: Former Stevie Wonder guitarist Michael Sembello, started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Maniac’. The track was featured in the film ‘Flashdance’. A #43 hit in the U.K.

Here’s the entire Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1983:

1 2 MANIAC –•– Michael Sembello (Casablanca)-15 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 SWEET DREAMS (Are Made Of This) –•– The Eurythmics (RCA)-18 (1)
3 6 THE SAFETY DANCE –•– Men Without Hats (Backstreet)-12 (3)
4 4 PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ –•– Taco (RCA)-12 (4)
5 7 TELL HER ABOUT IT –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-7 (5)
6 3 EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE –•– The Police (A&M)-15 (1)
7 5 SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY –•– Donna Summer (Mercury)-16 (3)
8 15 TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART –•– Bonnie Tyler (Columbia)-9 (8)
9 10 HUMAN NATURE –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-8 (9)
10 9 I’LL TUMBLE 4 YA –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-11 (9)

11 13 DON’T CRY –•– Asia (Geffen)-7 (11)
12 11 (Keep Feeling) FASCINATION –•– The Human League (A&M)-16 (8)
13 14 LAWYERS IN LOVE –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-10 (13)
14 17 (She’s) SEXY + 17 –•– The Stray Cats (EMI-America)-6 (14)
15 18 MAKING LOVE OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL –•– Air Supply (Arista)-7 (15)
16 8 IT’S A MISTAKE –•– Men At Work (Columbia)-11 (6)
17 22 FAR FROM OVER –•– Frank Stallone (RSO)-7 (17)
18 20 HUMAN TOUCH –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-10 (18)
19 21 PROMISES, PROMISES –•– Naked Eyes (EMI-America)-9 (19)
20 23 HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU –•– Laura Branigan (Atlantic)-11 (20)

On this day in 1988: Guns N’ Roses started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’, the group’s first U.S. #1, a #24 hit in the U.K.

Here’s the entire Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1988:

1 2 SWEET CHILD O’ MINE –•– Guns N’ Roses – 12 (1)
2 3 SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE –•– Robert Palmer – 11 (2)
3 6 PERFECT WORLD –•– Huey Lewis & The News – 9 (3)
4 1 MONKEY –•– George Michael – 10 (1)
5 8 WHEN IT’S LOVE –•– Van Halen – 11 (5)
6 7 FAST CAR –•– Tracy Chapman – 15 (6)
7 10 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU –•– Taylor Dayne – 14 (7)
8 9 IF IT ISN’T LOVE –•– New Edition – 11 (8)
9 15 DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY –•– Bobby McFerrin – 7 (9)
10 13 NOBODY’S FOOL –•– Kenny Loggins – 10 (10)

11 12 ANOTHER PART OF ME –•– Michael Jackson – 8 (11)
12 4 I DON’T WANNA GO ON WITH YOU LIKE THAT –•– Elton John – 13 (2)
13 14 IT WOULD TAKE A STRONG STRONG MAN –•– Rick Astley – 9 (13)
14 17 ONE GOOD WOMAN –•– Peter Cetera – 8 (14)
15 5 I DON’T WANNA LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE –•– Chicago – 15 (3)
16 24 LOVE BITES –•– Def Leppard – 5 (16)
17 21 I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU –Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – 12 (17)
18 26 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Cheap Trick – 7 (18)
19 28 A NIGHTMARE ON MY STREET –•– D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – 7 (19)
20 23 HERE WITH ME –•– REO Speedwagon – 12 (20)

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