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This Day In Music, October 11th

On this day in 1981: The Rolling Stones performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of a 50-date North American tour. 95 fans were arrested after trouble broke out at the venue. The tour became the largest grossing of 1981, with $50 million in ticket sales.

On this day in 1986: Janet Jackson started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart with ‘When I Think Of You’, her first U.S. #1. It was released on July 28, 1986, as the album’s third single. Written by Jackson, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis, and produced by Jam and Lewis, the song is about a person who finds relief and fun in a lover.

‘When I Think of You’ became Janet Jackson’s first #1 single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, spending two weeks atop the chart. After “When I Think of You” reached #1, it made Janet Jackson and her brother Michael the first, and so far the only siblings to both have solo #1 singles on the Hot 100. At the time she was 20 years old, making Jackson the youngest artist since Stevie Wonder to top the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached #3 on the R&B chart (making it the only single from the Control album that did not top the R&B chart) and #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1986. “When I Think of You” was the 32nd biggest Hot 100 single of 1986, as well as the 47th biggest Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs single of 1986 and the 22nd biggest Hot Dance Club Play single of 1986

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

1 3 WHEN I THINK OF YOU –•– Janet Jackson (A&M)-10 (1 Week at #1) (1)
2 4 DON’T FORGET ME (When I’m Gone) –•– Glass Tiger (Manhattan)-14 (2)
3 6 TWO OF HEARTS –•– Stacey Q (Atlantic)-14 (3)
4 7 THROWING IT ALL AWAY –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-9 (4)
5 9 TYPICAL MALE –•– Tina Turner (Capitol)-7 (5)
6 1 STUCK WITH YOU –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-11 (1)
7 12 HEARTBEAT –•– Don Johnson (Epic)-8 (7)
8 2 FRIENDS AND LOVERS –•– Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson (USA Carrere)-15 (2)
9 14 TRUE COLORS –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-7 (9)
10 5 DREAMTIME –•– Daryl Hall (RCA)-11 (5)

11 13 ALL CRIED OUT –•– Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force (Columbia)-12 (11)
12 16 HEAVEN IN YOUR EYES –•– Loverboy (Columbia)-11 (12)
13 19 I DIDN’T MEAN TO TURN YOU ON –•– Robert Palmer (Island)-9 (13)
14 15 MISSIONARY MAN –•– Eurythmics (RCA)-12 (14)
15 20 A MATTER OF TRUST –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-10 (15)
16 8 WALK THIS WAY –•– Run-D.M.C. & Aerosmith (Profile)-12 (4)
17 11 LOVE ZONE –•– Billy Ocean (Jive)-12 (10)
18 21 SWEET LOVE –•– Anita Baker (Elektra)-9 (18)
19 29 HUMAN –•– The Human League (A&M)-5 (19)
20 10 DANCING ON THE CEILING –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-13 (2)

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