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This Day In Music, October 15th

On this day in 1988: Bon Jovi started a four-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their fourth release, ‘New Jersey.’ The album produced five Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 singles, the most top ten hits to date for a hard rock album. ‘Bad Medicine’ went to #1, ‘Born to Be My Baby’ went to #3, ‘I’ll Be There For You’ went to #1, ‘Lay Your Hands On Me’ went to #7, and ‘Living In Sin’ went to #9.

Also on this day in 1988: UB40 went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with their version of the Neil Diamond song ‘Red Red Wine’, also a #1 hit in the U.K.

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

1 2 RED RED WINE –•– UB40 – 25 (1)
2 1 LOVE BITES –•– Def Leppard – 10 (1)
3 6 GROOVY KIND OF LOVE –•– Phil Collins – 7 (3)
4 4 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Cheap Trick – 12 (4)
5 9 WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND (PURE ENERGY) –•– Information Society – 14 (5)
6 3 DON’T WORRY BE HAPPY –•– Bobby McFerrin – 12 (1)
7 13 DON’T YOU KNOW WHAT THE NIGHT CAN DO? Steve Winwood – 9 (7)
8 11 DON’T BE CRUEL –•– Bobby Brown – 13 (8)
9 20 WILD, WILD WEST –•– The Escape Club – 9 (9)
10 8 I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – 17 (8)

11 5 ONE GOOD WOMAN –•– Peter Cetera – 13 (4)
12 14 FOREVER YOUNG –•– Rod Stewart – 11 (12)
13 15 TRUE LOVE –•– Glenn Frey – 9 (13)
14 18 NEVER TEAR US APART –•– INXS – 10 (14)
15 7 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU –•– Taylor Dayne – 19 (3)
16 25 KOKOMO –•– The Beach Boys – 7 (16)
17 19 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Kylie Minoque – 8 (17)
18 22 ONE MOMENT IN TIME –•– Whitney Houston – 6 (18)
19 10 PLEASE DON’T GO GIRL –•– New Kids On The Block – 17 (10)
20 21 CHAINS OF LOVE –•– Erasure – 12 (20)

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