Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, October 16th

On this day in 1982: Culture Club appeared on U.K. TV’s Top Of The Pops  performing ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’. They were booked on the show thanks to Shakin’ Stevens being ill and not able to appear. The song became a major international hit after their memorable performance on the music TV show.

On this day in 1986: Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Robert Cray joined other artists on stage in St Louis, for Chuck Berry’s 60th birthday concert, as featured in the 1987 film ‘Hail Hail! Rock & Roll’.

Let’s take a look at the 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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