Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, October 14th

On this day in 1988: Def Leppard became first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive albums, with Pyromania (their third studio album released in 1983) and Hysteria, (which became the band’s best-selling album to date, selling over 20 million copies worldwide, and spawning six hit singles).

Here’s a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day in 1988:

1 2 LOVE BITES –•– Def Leppard – 9 (1)
2 5 RED RED WINE –•– UB40 – 24 (2)
3 1 DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY –•– Bobby McFerrin – 11 (1)
4 6 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Cheap Trick – 11 (4)
5 4 ONE GOOD WOMAN –•– Peter Cetera – 12 (4)
6 14 GROOVY KIND OF LOVE –•– Phil Collins – 6 (6)
7 3 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU –•– Taylor Dayne – 18 (3)
8 8 I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU –•– Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – 16 (8)
9 10 WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) –•Information Society – 13 (9)
10 12 PLEASE DON’T GO GIRL –•– New Kids On The Block – 16 (10)

11 15 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Bobby Brown – 12 (11)
12 16 FALLEN ANGEL –•– Poison – 11 (12)
13 18 DON’T YOU KNOW WHAT THE NIGHT CAN DO? Steve Winwood 8 13
14 21 FOREVER YOUNG –•– Rod Stewart – 10 (14)
15 20 TRUE LOVE –•– Glenn Frey – 8 (15)
16 7 SWEET CHILD O’ MINE –•– Guns N’ Roses – 16 (1)
17 11 IF IT ISN’T LOVE –•– New Edition – 15 (7)
18 26 NEVER TEAR US APART –•– INXS – 9 (18)
19 28 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Kylie Minoque – 7 (19)
20 27 WILD, WILD WEST –•– The Escape Club – 8 (20)

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