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This Day In Music, October 1st

On this day in 1981: The Pretenders were forced to cancel the last leg of a US tour after drummer Martin Chambers put his hand through a windowpane, cutting tendons and arteries.

On this day in 1988: Bon Jovi scored their first UK #1 album with ‘New Jersey’, their fourth release. The follow-up to ‘Slippery When Wet’ produced five Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles in the United States, the most top ten hits to date for a hard rock album. ‘Bad Medicine’ and ‘I’ll Be There for You’ both hit #1 on Billboard Hot 100.

Here’s a look at the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 from this day back in 1988:

1 1 DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY –•– Bobby McFerrin – 10 (1)
2 5 LOVE BITES –•– Def Leppard – 8 (2)
3 3 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU –•– Taylor Dayne – 17 (3)
4 7 ONE GOOD WOMAN –•– Peter Cetera – 11 (4)
5 13 RED RED WINE –•– UB40 – 23 (5)
6 10 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Cheap Trick – 10 (6)
7 2 SWEET CHILD O’ MINE –•– Guns N’ Roses – 15 (1)
8 12 I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – 15 (8)
9 4 SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE –•– Robert Palmer – 14 (2)
10 17 WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) Information Society – 12 (10)

11 8 IF IT ISN’T LOVE –•– New Edition – 14 (7)
12 14 PLEASE DON’T GO GIRL –•– New Kids On The Block – 15 (12)
13 11 IT WOULD TAKE A STRONG STRONG MAN –•– Rick Astley – 12 (10)
14 21 GROOVY KIND OF LOVE –•– Phil Collins – 5 (14)
15 19 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Bobby Brown – 11 (15)
16 18 FALLEN ANGEL –•– Poison – 10 (16)
17 9 NOBODY’S FOOL –•– Kenny Loggins – 13 (8)
18 20 DON’T YOU KNOW WHAT THE NIGHT CAN DO? Steve Winwood 7 (18)
19 15 A NIGHTMARE ON MY STREET DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince 10 (15)
20 23 TRUE LOVE –•– Glenn Frey – 7 (20)

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