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This Day In Music, November 10th

On this day in 1984: After setting a new record for advanced orders, 1,099,500 copies, Frankie Goes To Hollywood went to #1 on the UK album chart with their debut LP ‘Welcome To The Pleasure Dome.’ They also made their debut TV appearance on this day in ’84 on Saturday Night Live performing ‘Two Tribes’ and ‘Born To Run.’

Also on this day in 1984: Former Rufus singer Chaka Khan was at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Feel For You.’ Written by Prince, the song featured Stevie Wonder on harmonica and the opening rap sequence was performed by Melle Mel. The repetition of Khan’s name by rapper Melle Mel at the beginning of the song was originally a mistake made by producer Arif Mardin, who then decided to keep it.

Let’s take a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles charts from this day back in 1984:

1 1 CARIBBEAN QUEEN (No More Love On The Run) –•– Billy Ocean (Jive)-14 (2 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU –•– Stevie Wonder (Motown)-13 (1)
3 3 PURPLE RAIN –•– Prince & The Revolution (Warner Brothers)-6 (3)
4 5 WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO-GO –•– Wham! (Columbia)-10 (4)
5 10 I FEEL FOR YOU –•– Chaka Khan (Warner Brothers)-10 (5)
6 12 OUT OF TOUCH –•– Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)-7 (6)
7 9 BETTER BE GOOD TO ME –•– Tina Turner (Capitol)-9 (7)
8 8 BLUE JEAN –•– David Bowie (EMI-America)-9 (8)
9 4 HARD HABIT TO BREAK –•–Chicago (Full Moon / Warner Brothers)-15 (3)
10 11 DESERT MOON –•– Dennis DeYoung (A&M)-10 (10)

11 15 STRUT –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-12 (11)
12 20 ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-6 (12)
13 18 PENNY LOVER –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-6 (13)
14 7 ON THE DARK SIDE –•– Eddie & The Cruisers / John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band (Scotti Brothers)-22 (7)
15 13 I’M SO EXCITED –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-31 (9)
16 14 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-12 (10)
17 6 LUCKY STAR –•– Madonna (Sire)-12 (4)
18 22 WHAT ABOUT ME? –•– Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes & James Ingram (RCA)-9 (18)
19 25 NO MORE LONELY NIGHTS –•– Paul McCartney (Columbia)-5 (19)
20 24 THE WAR SONG –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-6 (20)

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