Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, November 24th

On this day in 1983: The Irish group The Undertones split up. Lead singer Feargal Sharkey went on to have a #1 U.K. single as a solo artist with ‘A Good Heart’ and later worked in A&R for various record labels, and later became the head of U.K. Music, an umbrella organization representing the collective interests of the U.K.’s commercial music industry. ‘A Good Heart’ would be Feargal Sharkey’s one and only charting song on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S., peaking at #74 in 1985.

On this day in 1984: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee married his girlfriend, nude model Candice, (Elaine Margaret Starchuk). The marriage lasted one month. Lee has also been married to actress Heather Locklear and the former Playboy Playmate Pamela Anderson.

What was happening on the U.S. singles chart on this day in 1984? Here you go….

1 1 WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO-GO Wham! (Columbia)-12 (2 Weeks at #1)
2 2 PURPLE RAIN –•– Prince & The Revolution (Warner Brothers)-8 (2)
3 4 I FEEL FOR YOU –•– Chaka Khan (Warner Brothers)-12 (3)
4 6 OUT OF TOUCH –•– Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)-9 (4)
5 7 BETTER BE GOOD TO ME –•– Tina Turner (Capitol)-11 (5)
6 3 CARIBBEAN QUEEN (No More Love On The Run) Billy Ocean (Jive)-16 (1)
7 8 STRUT –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-14 (7)
8 9 ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-8 (8)
9 10 PENNY LOVER –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-8 (9)
10 5 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU –•– Stevie Wonder (Motown)-15 (1)

11 14 NO MORE LONELY NIGHTS –•– Paul McCartney (Columbia)-7 (11)
12 19 THE WILD BOYS –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-4 (12)
13 18 SEA OF LOVE –•– The Honeydrippers (Es Paranza)-7 (13)
14 16 COOL IT NOW –•– New Edition (MCA)-10 (14)
15 12 DESERT MOON –•– Dennis DeYoung (A&M)-12 (10)
16 11 BLUE JEAN –•– David Bowie (EMI-America)-11 (8)
17 20 I CAN’T HOLD BACK –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-11 (17)
18 17 THE WAR SONG –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-8 (17)
19 25 WE BELONG –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-5 (19)
20 13 HARD HABIT TO BREAK Chicago (Full Moon / Warner Brothers)-17 (3)

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