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This Day In Music, February 10th

On this day in 1980: Michael Jackson was enjoying his fourth a final week in the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Rock With You.” It would be ranked the #4 song for the entire year of 1980. Here’s a look at the Top 20 from this day back in 1980, the last week ‘Rock With You’ would be in the top spot:

1 1 ROCK WITH YOU –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-15 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME –•– The Captain and Tennille (Casablanca)-17 (2)
3 3 COWARD OF THE COUNTY –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists)-13 (3)
4 4 CRUISIN’ –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-19 (4)
5 5 CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-8 (5)
6 9 YES, I’M READY –•– Teri DeSario with K.C. (Casablanca)-13 (6)
7 7 SARA –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-9 (7)
8 8 THE LONG RUN –•– Eagles (Asylum)-10 (8)
9 17 LONGER –•– Dan Fogelberg (Epic / Full Moon)-9 (9)
10 10 DON’T DO ME LIKE THAT –•– Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Backstreet)-13 (10)

11 12 THIS IS IT –•– Kenny Loggins (Columbia)-17 (11)
12 6 ESCAPE (The Pina Colada Song) –•– Rupert Holmes (Infinity)-17 (1)
13 22 DESIRE –•– Andy Gibb (RSO)-3 (13)
14 16 ON THE RADIO –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-5 (14)
15 15 DEJA VU –•– Dionne Warwick (Arista)-14 (15)
16 19 ROMEO’S TUNE –•– Steve Forbert (Nemperor)-11 (16)
17 20 DAYDREAM BELIEVER –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-8 (17)
18 18 DON’T LET GO –•– Isaac Hayes (Polydor)-16 (18)
19 21 AN AMERICAN DREAM –•– The Dirt Band (United Artists)-10 (19)
20 11 I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER –•– Prince (Warner Brothers)-12 (11)

On this day in 1985: Foreigner was starting their second and final week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “I Want To Know What Love Is.” It would be ranked the #4 song for the entire year of 1985. Here’s a look at the Top 20 from this day back in 1985, the last week Foreigner’s “I Want To Know What Love Is” would be in the top spot:

1 1 I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS Foreigner (Atlantic)-10 (2 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 EASY LOVER –•– Philip Bailey & Phil Collins (Columbia)-12 (2)
3 3 CARELESS WHISPER –Wham! Featuring George Michael (Columbia)-8 (3)
4 5 LOVERBOY –•– Billy Ocean (Jive)-11 (4)
5 6 THE BOYS OF SUMMER –•– Don Henley (Geffen)-14 (5)
6 4 YOU’RE THE INSPIRATION Chicago (Full Moon / Warner Brothers)-13 (3)
7 9 METHOD OF MODERN LOVE –•– Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)-9 (7)
8 10 NEUTRON DANCE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-12 (8)
9 7 LIKE A VIRGIN –•– Madonna (Sire)-13 (1)
10 8 I WOULD DIE 4 U –•– Prince & The Revolution (Warner Brothers)-9 (8)

11 13 THE HEAT IS ON –•– Glenn Frey (MCA)-10 (11)
12 14 SOLID –•– Ashford & Simpson (Capitol)-14 (12)
13 23 CALIFORNIA GIRLS –•– David Lee Roth (Warner Brothers)-4 (13)
14 19 SUGAR WALLS –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-8 (14)
15 15 CALL TO THE HEART –•– Giuffria (MCA / Camel)-14 (15)
16 26 CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELING –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-4 (16)
17 22 THE OLD MAN DOWN THE ROAD –•– John Fogerty (Warner Brothers)-8 (17)
18 18 OPERATOR –•– Midnight Star (Solar)-11 (18)
19 20 FOOLISH HEART –•– Steve Perry (Columbia)-12 (19)
20 21 MISLED –•– Kool & The Gang (De-Lite)-12 (20)

On this day in 1986: Dionne & Friends were enjoying their 4th and final week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “That’s What Friends Are For.” It would be ranked the #1 song for the entire year of 1986. Here’s a look at the Top 20 from this day back in 1986, the last week ‘That’s What Friends Are For” would be in the top spot:

1 1 THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR –•– Dionne & Friends (Arista)-14 (4 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 BURNING HEART –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-15 (2)
3 3 I’M YOUR MAN –•– Wham! (Columbia)-11 (3)
4 7 WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING –•– Billy Ocean (Jive)-11 (4)
5 11 HOW WILL I KNOW –•– Whitney Houston (Arista)-10 (5)
6 13 KYRIE –•– Mr. Mister (RCA)-8 (6)
7 8 SPIES LIKE US –•– Paul McCartney (Capitol)-12 (7)
8 4 TALK TO ME –•– Stevie Nicks (Modern)-13 (4)
9 15 LIVING IN AMERICA –•– James Brown (Scotti Brothers)-10 (9)
10 12 CONGA –•– Miami Sound Machine (Epic)-17 (10)

11 10 GO HOME –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12 (10)
12 16 THE SWEETEST TABOO –•– Sade (Portrait)-12 (12)
13 6 MY HOMETOWN –•– Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)-10 (6)
14 5 SAY YOU, SAY ME –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-14 (1)
15 23 SARA –•– Starship (Grunt)-7 (15)
16 20 LIFE IN A NORTHERN TOWN –•– Dream Academy (Warner Brothers)-11 (16)
17 9 WALK OF LIFE –•– Dire Straits (Warner Brothers)-15 (7)
18 24 SILENT RUNNING (On Dangerous Ground) –•– Mike + The Mechanics (Atlantic)-12 (18)
19 22 A LOVE BIZARRE –•– Sheila E. (Paisley Park)-13 (19)
20 18 SIDEWALK TALK –•– Jellybean featuring Madonna (EMI-America)-13 (18)

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