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This Day In Music, September 20th

On this day in 1986: Huey Lewis and the News started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Stuck With You’, a #12 hit in the U.K.

‘Stuck With You’ was the first single from the band’s fourth album, Fore! The song was the band’s second #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, following “The Power Of Love” in 1985. According to Huey Lewis, the song was written about a girl he liked; however, she didn’t like the song once he revealed it to her.

The music video for “Stuck with You” was filmed in the Bahamas in July, 1986 and features Keely Shave Smith. The island that Lewis and Smith wind up on is a small island about ten miles from Paradise Island in Nassau. The video was filmed on land, on water, underwater and from the air. The band, the crew, and all the extras used in the island barbecue scene had to stay on a barge moored off the island so that they wouldn’t be seen.

Here’s a look at the complete Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1986:

1 3 STUCK WITH YOU Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-8 (1 Week at #1)
2 2 DANCING ON THE CEILING –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-10 (2)
3 4 FRIENDS AND LOVERS –•– Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson (USA Carrere)-12 (3)
4 1 TAKE MY BREATH AWAY –•– Berlin (Columbia)-14 (1)
5 8 WORDS GET IN THE WAY –•– Miami Sound Machine featuring Gloria Estefan (Epic)-15 (5)
6 9 WALK THIS WAY –•– Run-D.M.C. & Aerosmith (Profile)-9 (6)
7 5 VENUS –•– Bananarama (London)-13 (1)
8 11 DON’T FORGET ME (When I’m Gone) –•– Glass Tiger (Manhattan)-11 (8)
9 12 DREAMTIME –•– Daryl Hall (RCA)-8 (9)
10 10 BABY LOVE –•– Regina (Atlantic)-14 (10)

11 13 LOVE ZONE –•– Billy Ocean (Jive)-9 (11)
12 6 HIGHER LOVE –•– Steve Winwood (Island)-15 (1)
13 7 SWEET FREEDOM –•– Michael McDonald (MCA)-15 (7)
14 18 WHEN I THINK OF YOU –•– Janet Jackson (A&M)-7 (14)
15 17 TWO OF HEARTS –•– Stacey Q (Atlantic)-11 (15)
16 16 THE CAPTAIN OF HER HEART –•– Double (A&M)-13 (16)
17 20 THROWING IT ALL AWAY –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-6 (17)
18 23 MISSIONARY MAN –•– Eurythmics (RCA)-9 (18)
19 27 TYPICAL MALE –•– Tina Turner (Capitol)-4 (19)
20 30 HEARTBEAT –•– Don Johnson (Epic)-5 (20)

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