Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In Music, February 24th

On this day in 1982: The Police won best British group at the Brit Awards held in London. Adam And The Ants won best album for ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’, Cliff Richard won for Best British Male Solo Artist, Randy Crawford won for Best British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act went to The Human League, Best British Producer was Martin Rushent and Outstanding Contribution went to John Lennon.

Also on this day in 1982: Winners at the Grammy Awards included John Lennon & Yoko Ono for Album of the year with ‘Double Fantasy, Kim Carnes for Song of the year with ‘Bette Davis Eyes’, Quincy Jones won producer of the year and Sheena Easton won best new artist.

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

1 1 CENTERFOLD –•– The J. Geils Band (EMI-America)-16 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 I CAN’T GO FOR THAT (No Can Do) –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-15 (1)
3 3 HARDEN MY HEART –•– Quarterflash (Geffen)-19 (3)
4 4 OPEN ARMS –•– Journey (Columbia)-6 (4)
5 6 SHAKE IT UP –•– The Cars (Elektra)-14 (5)
6 22 THAT GIRL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (6)
7 7 THE SWEETEST THING (I’ve Ever Known) Juice Newton (Capitol)-19 (7)
8 10 SWEET DREAMS –•– Air Supply (Arista)-11 (8)
9 8 PHYSICAL –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-21 (1)
10 12 LEADER OF THE BAND –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon / Epic)-13 (10)

11 5 TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND –George Benson (Warner Brothers)-18 (5)
12 14 TAKE IT EASY ON ME –•– Little River Band (Capitol)-12 (12)
13 13 WAITING ON A FRIEND –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-12 (13)
14 19 MIRROR, MIRROR –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-7 (14)
15 17 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN WITH ME –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-13 (15)
16 18 THROUGH THE YEARS –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-9 (16)
17 21 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE –•– Alabama (RCA)-15 (17)
18 39 I LOVE ROCK ‘N ROLL Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Boardwalk)-3 (18)
19 25 SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD –•– The Police (A&M)-6 (19)
20 20 LOVE IS ALRIGHT TONITE –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-12 (20)

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