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This Day In Music, February 20th

On this day in 1980: AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott was pronounced dead on arrival at a London hospital after a heavy night’s drinking. Scott was found in the passenger seat of a friend’s parked car. The official coroner’s report stated that he had “drank himself to death.”

On this day in 1988: Expose went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Seasons Change.’

‘Seasons Change’ was written and produced by Lewis Martinee for Expose’s debut album, ‘Exposure’. It was the group’s fifth single released. The song’s lyrics describe relationships fading away due to the changes brought about by time (on both people and events). It is the group’s biggest hit to date. Angie Vollaro of fellow Lewis A. Martineé group Sequal appeared on background vocals on the song.

Released at the end of 1987 as the album’s fifth single, the ballad remains the group’s biggest hit to date, as it went to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart and topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for one week beginning on February 20, 1988.

Here’s a look at the complete Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1988:

1 2 SEASONS CHANGE –•– Expose – 13 (1)
2 5 WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? –•– Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield – 11 (2)
3 1 COULD’VE BEEN –•– Tiffany – 13 (1)
4 12 FATHER FIGURE –•– George Michael – 6 (4)
5 4 HUNGRY EYES –•– Eric Carmen – 16 (4)
6 8 SAY YOU WILL –•– Foreigner – 12 (6)
7 10 SHE’S LIKE THE WIND Patrick Swayze Featuring Wendy Fraser – 10 (7)
8 11 NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP –•– Rick Astley – 10 (8)
9 9 DON’T SHED A TEAR –•– Paul Carrack – 15 (9)
10 3 I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN –•– Roger – 15 (3)

11 16 CAN’T STAY AWAY FROM YOU –•– Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine – 14 (11)
12 18 I GET WEAK –•– Belinda Carlisle – 6 (12)
13 17 PUMP UP THE VOLUME –•– M/A/R/R/S – 13 (13)
14 6 NEED YOU TONIGHT –•– INXS – 18 (1)
15 7 HAZY SHADE OF WINTER –•– The Bangles – 15 (2)
16 19 I FOUND SOMEONE –•– Cher – 14 (16)
17 14 EVERYWHERE –•– Fleetwood Mac – 13 (14)
18 23 JUST LIKE PARADISE –•– David Lee Roth – 6 (18)
19 21 PUSH IT –•– Salt-N-Pepa – 14 (19)
20 26 ENDLESS SUMMER NIGHTS –•– Richard Marx – 5 (20)

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