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This Day In Music, September 18th

On this day in 1982: The seven-minute epic by Dire Straits, ‘Private Investigations’ went to #2 on the U.K. singles chart, held out of the #1 spot by ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ by Survivor.

On this day in 1983: Kiss appeared without their ‘make-up’ for the first time during an interview on MTV promoting the release of their newest album, ‘Lick It Up.’

Here’s what the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart looked like on the day Kiss revealed themselves back in 1983:

1 1 MANIAC –•– Michael Sembello (Casablanca)-16 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 TELL HER ABOUT IT –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-8 (2)
3 3 THE SAFETY DANCE –•– Men Without Hats (Backstreet)-13 (3)
4 8 TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART –•– Bonnie Tyler (Columbia)-10 (4)
5 2 SWEET DREAMS (Are Made Of This) –•– The Eurythmics (RCA)-19 (1)
6 6 EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE –•– The Police (A&M)-16 (1)
7 9 HUMAN NATURE –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-9 (7)
8 4 PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ –•– Taco (RCA)-13 (4)
9 15 MAKING LOVE OUT OF NOTHING AT ALL –•– Air Supply (Arista)-8 (9)
10 11 DON’T CRY –•– Asia (Geffen)-8 (10)

11 7 SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY – Donna Summer (Mercury)-17 (3)
12 14 (She’s) SEXY + 17 –•– The Stray Cats (EMI-America)-7 (12)
13 13 LAWYERS IN LOVE –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-11 (13)
14 17 FAR FROM OVER –•– Frank Stallone (RSO)-8 (14)
15 19 PROMISES, PROMISES –•– Naked Eyes (EMI-America)-10 (15)
16 21 KING OF PAIN –•– The Police (A&M)-4 (16)
17 22 TRUE –•– Spandau Ballet (Chrysalis)-7 (17)
18 10 I’LL TUMBLE 4 YA –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-12 (9)
19 20 HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU –•– Laura Branigan (Atlantic)-12 (19)
20 12 (Keep Feeling) FASCINATION –•– The Human League (A&M)-17 (8)

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