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This Day In Music, March 9th

On this day in 1985: Dead Or Alive were at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record). It was the first #1 for the production team of Stock, Aitken and Waterman who went on to produce over 100 U.K. Top 40 hits.

Also on this day in 1985: Mick Jagger released his debut solo single ‘Just Another Night’ a #12 hit in the U.S. and a #32 hit on the U.K. charts. The track was featured on his debut solo album, ‘She’s the Boss.’

Also on this day in 1985: REO Speedwagon started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’.

The song appeared on their 1984 album ‘Wheels Are Turnin’. The single reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and held the top spot for three consecutive weeks from March 9th to March 29, 1985. It was the group’s second #1 hit on the U.S. charts (the first being 1981’s ‘Keep On Loving You’, also written by Kevin Cronin).

Here’s a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1985:

1 2 CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELING REO Speedwagon (Epic)-8 (1 Week at #1) (1)
2 1 CARELESS WHISPER –•– Wham! Featuring George Michael (Columbia)-12 (1)
3 4 THE HEAT IS ON –•– Glenn Frey (MCA)-14 (3)
4 3 CALIFORNIA GIRLS –•– David Lee Roth (Warner Brothers)-8 (3)
5 18 MATERIAL GIRL –•– Madonna (Sire)-5 (5)
6 15 TOO LATE FOR GOODBYES –•– Julian Lennon (Atlantic)-7 (6)
7 6 NEUTRON DANCE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-16 (6)
8 7 I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-14 (1)
9 9 SUGAR WALLS –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-12 (9)
10 13 MISLED –•– Kool & The Gang (De-Lite)-16 (10)

11 5 LOVERBOY –•– Billy Ocean (Jive)-15 (2)
12 14 LOVERGIRL –•– Teena Marie (Epic)-13 (12)
13 10 THE OLD MAN DOWN THE ROAD –•– John Fogerty (Warner Brothers)-12 (10)
14 22 ONE MORE NIGHT –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-5 (14)
15 16 PRIVATE DANCER –•– Tina Turner (Capitol)-8 (15)
16 8 EASY LOVER –•– Philip Bailey & Phil Collins (Columbia)-16 (2)
17 19 RELAX –•– Frankie Goes To Hollywood (Island)-15 (17)
18 20 ONLY THE YOUNG –•– Journey (Geffen)-7 (18)
19 12 MR. TELEPHONE MAN –•– New Edition (MCA)-12 (12)
20 11 METHOD OF MODERN LOVE –•– Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)-13 (5)

On this day in 1987: U2 released their fifth studio album ‘The Joshua Tree’ which features the singles ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’, and ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’. The album became the fastest selling in U.K. history and the first album to sell over a million CDs, spending a total of 201 weeks on the U.K. chart. It topped the charts in over 20 countries and became U2’s first U.S. #1 album.

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