Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, December 14th

On this day in 1980: Six days after his murder, Yoko Ono called on fans to observe ten minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon. 30,000 gathered outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool, while nearly 100,000 attended a memorial in New York City’s Central Park.

On this day in 1985: Whitney Houston scored her first U.K. #1 single with ‘Saving All My Love For You’. The song which was written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin, had been a minor hit for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. in 1978 and was also a U.S. #1 for Houston earlier in 1985.

Here’s what was happening on the U.S. singles chart on this day back in 1985:

1 1 BROKEN WINGS –•– Mr. Mister (RCA)-13 (2 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 SEPARATE LIVES –•– Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin (Atlantic)-11 (1)
3 5 SAY YOU, SAY ME –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-6 (3)
4 9 PARTY ALL THE TIME –•– Eddie Murphy (Columbia)-11 (4)
5 4 NEVER –•– Heart (Capitol)-14 (4)
6 7 ELECTION DAY –•– Arcadia (Capitol)-8 (6)
7 11 ALIVE AND KICKING –•– Simple Minds (A&M)-9 (7)
8 10 SLEEPING BAG –•– ZZ Top (Warner Brothers)-9 (8)
9 13 I MISS YOU –•– Klymaxx (Constellation)-14 (9)
10 3 WE BUILT THIS CITY –•– Starship (Grunt)-15 (1)

11 8 WHO’S ZOOMIN’ WHO –•– Aretha Franklin (Arista)-12 (7)
12 14 SMALL TOWN –•– John Cougar Mellencamp (Riva)-7 (12)
13 15 PERFECT WAY –•– Scritti Politti (Warner Brothers)-15 (13)
14 16 THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR –•– Dionne & Friends (Arista)-6 (14)
15 12 LAY YOUR HANDS ON ME –•– Thompson Twins (Arista)-13 (6)
16 17 TONIGHT SHE COMES –•– The Cars (Elektra)-7 (16)
17 6 YOU BELONG TO THE CITY –•– Glenn Frey (MCA)-14 (2)
18 19 WALK OF LIFE –•– Dire Straits (Warner Brothers)-7 (18)
19 23 TALK TO ME –•– Stevie Nicks (Modern)-5 (19)
20 20 WRAP HER UP –•– Elton John (Geffen)-8 (20)

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