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This Day In Music, November 13th

On this day in 1981: U2 kicked off a 23 date North American ‘October’ tour at JB Scott’s in Albany, New York.

On this day in 1982: Men At Work started a 15-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their debut album ‘Business As Usual’, which went on to sell over five million copies in the U.S. It contained the #1 hits ‘Who Can It Be Now’ and ‘Down Under.’

Here’s what was happening on the U.S. singles chart on this day back in 1982:

1 1 UP WHERE WE BELONG –•– Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes (Island)-13 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 10 TRULY –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-6 (2)
3 3 HEART ATTACK –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-11 (3)
4 9 GLORIA –•– Laura Branigan (Atlantic)-19 (4)
5 7 HEARTLIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-10 (5)
6 2 WHO CAN IT BE NOW –•– Men At Work (Columbia)-19 (1)
7 5 JACK & DIANE –•– John Cougar (Riva)-17 (1)
8 8 YOU CAN DO MAGIC –•– America (Capitol)-16 (8)
9 4 I KEEP FORGETTIN’ (Every Time You’re Near) –•– Michael McDonald (Warner Brothers)-15 (4)
10 14 MUSCLES –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-7 (10)

11 6 EYE IN THE SKY –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-20 (3)
12 36 MANEATER –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-5 (12)
13 27 MICKEY –•– Toni Basil (Chrysalis)-11 (13)
14 24 STEPPIN’ OUT –•– Joe Jackson (A&M)-13 (14)
15 15 THE ONE YOU LOVE –•– Glenn Frey (Asylum)-13 (15)
16 18 YOU DON’T WANT ME ANYMORE –•– Steel Breeze (RCA)-12 (16)
17 17 LOVE COME DOWN –•– Evelyn King (RCA)-12 (17)
18 20 AMERICAN HEARTBEAT –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-8 (18)
19 22 NOBODY –•– Sylvia (RCA)-12 (19)
20 23 SOUTHERN CROSS –•– Crosby, Stills and Nash (Atlantic)-9 (20)

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