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This Day In Music, September 25th

On this day in 1980: John Bonham drummer with Led Zeppelin, died at age 32 after a heavy drinking session. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarists Jimmy Page’s house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours). 

On this day in 1982: Queen made a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live, where they performed ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ and ‘Under Pressure.’

Let’s take a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1982:

1 2 ABRACADABRA –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-18 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 JACK & DIANE –•– John Cougar (Riva)-10 (2)
3 1 HARD TO SAY I’M SORRY –•– Chicago (Full Moon)-17 (1)
4 3 EYE OF THE TIGER –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-17 (1)
5 5 YOU SHOULD HEAR HOW SHE TALKS ABOUT YOU –•– Melissa Manchester (Arista)-19 (5)
6 9 EYE IN THE SKY –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-13 (6)
7 12 WHO CAN IT BE NOW –•– Men At Work (Columbia)-12 (7)
8 18 SOMEBODY’S BABY –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-9 (8)
9 8 HURTS SO GOOD –•– John Cougar (Riva)-23 (2)
10 11 LOVE IS IN CONTROL (Finger On the Trigger) –•– Donna Summer (Geffen)-14 (10)

11 10 TAKE IT AWAY –•– Paul McCartney (Columbia)-12 (10)
12 14 YOU CAN DO MAGIC –•– America (Capitol)-9 (12)
13 13 LOVE WILL TURN YOU AROUND –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-13 (13)
14 15 BLUE EYES –•– Elton John (Geffen)-12 (14)
15 21 I KEEP FORGETTIN’ (Every Time You’re Near) –•– Michael McDonald (Warner Brothers)-8 (15)
16 16 THINK I’M IN LOVE –•– Eddie Money (Columbia)-13 (16)
17 17 ONLY TIME WILL TELL –•– Asia (Geffen)-10 (17)
18 20 LET ME TICKLE YOUR FANCY –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-10 (18)
19 22 HOLD ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-7 (19)
20 25 DO YOU WANNA TOUCH ME (Oh Yeah) –•– Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Boardwalk)-9 (20)

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