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This Day In Music, March 6th

On this day in 1982: The J. Geils band were starting their 5th week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Centerfold.’ It would spend a total of six weeks in the top spot and would be ranked the #5 song for the entire year of 1982. It would also be ranked the #11 song of the entire decade by Billboard Magazine.

Here’s a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1982:

1 1 CENTERFOLD –•– The J. Geils Band (EMI-America)-18 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 OPEN ARMS –•– Journey (Columbia)-8 (2)
3 9 I LOVE ROCK ‘N ROLL –•– Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Boardwalk)-5 (3)
4 4 SHAKE IT UP –•– The Cars (Elektra)-16 (4)
5 5 THAT GIRL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (5)
6 6 SWEET DREAMS –•– Air Supply (Arista)-13 (6)
7 3 I CAN’T GO FOR THAT (No Can Do) –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-17 (1)
8 12 MIRROR, MIRROR –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-9 (8)
9 10 LEADER OF THE BAND –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon / Epic)-15 (9)
10 11 TAKE IT EASY ON ME –•– Little River Band (Capitol)-14 (10)

11 19 WE GOT THE BEAT –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-6 (11)
12 13 SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD –•– The Police (A&M)-8 (12)
13 14 THROUGH THE YEARS –•– Kenny Rogers (Liberty)-11 (13)
14 18 PAC-MAN FEVER –•– Buckner and Garcia (Columbia)-9 (14)
15 16 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE –•– Alabama (RCA)-17 (15)
16 22 BOBBIE SUE –•– The Oak Ridge Boys (MCA)-8 (16)
17 20 KEY LARGO –•– Bertie Higgins (Kat Family)-17 (17)
18 7 HARDEN MY HEART –•– Quarterflash (Geffen)-21 (3)
19 39 MAKE A MOVE ON ME –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-4 (19)
20 30 CHARIOTS OF FIRE – TITLES –•– Vangelis (Polydor)-13 (20)

On this day in 1987: Bon Jovi were finishing up their 3rd consecutive week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Livin’ On A Prayer.’ It would stay in the #1 position for another week, for a total of four weeks in the top spot and would be ranked the #10 song of 1987 by Billboard Magazine.

Here’s a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1987:

1 1 LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER –•– Bon Jovi (Mercury)-12 (1) (3 Weeks at #1)
2 4 JACOB’S LADDER –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-7 (2)
3 2 KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF –•– Georgia Satellites (Elektra)-15 (2)
4 3 WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME? –•– Chicago (Full Moon / Warner Brothers)-16 (3)
5 6 YOU GOT IT ALL –•– The Jets (MCA)-16 (5)
6 11 SOMEWHERE OUT THERE –•– Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram (MCA)-11 (6)
7 12 RESPECT YOURSELF –•– Bruce Willis (Motown)-7 (7)
8 14 (You Gotta) FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT (To Party!) –•– Beastie Boys (Def Jam)-11 (8)
9 13 BIG TIME –•– Peter Gabriel (Geffen)-14 (9)
10 7 BALLERINA GIRL –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-13 (7)

11 5 TOUCH ME (I Want Your Body) –•– Samantha Fox (Jive)-18 (4)
12 19 MANDOLIN RAIN –•– Bruce Hornsby & The Range (RCA)-7 (12)
13 9 LOVE YOU DOWN –•– Ready For The World (MCA)-14 (9)
14 18 I’LL BE ALRIGHT WITHOUT YOU –•– Journey (Columbia)-13 (14)
15 22 LET’S WAIT AWHILE –•– Janet Jackson (A&M)-7 (15)
16 15 NOBODY’S FOOL –•– Cinderella (Mercury)-17 (13)
17 23 I WANNA GO BACK –•– Eddie Money (Columbia)-11 (17)
18 17 STOP TO LOVE –•– Luther Vandross (Epic)-16 (15)
19 8 OPEN YOUR HEART –•– Madonna (Sire)-13 (1)
20 25 BRAND NEW LOVER –•– Dead Or Alive (Epic)-14 (20)

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