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This Day In Music, March 16th

On this day in 1980: Queen was beginning its fourth and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love.’ It would be ranked the #6 song for the entire year of 1980 and Billboard Magazine would rank it the #30 song for the entire 1980s decade.

Here’s the complete Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1980:

1 1 CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-13 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 LONGER –•– Dan Fogelberg (Epic / Full Moon)-14 (2)
3 6 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (Part 2) –•– Pink Floyd (Columbia)-9 (3)
4 4 DESIRE –•– Andy Gibb (RSO)-8 (4)
5 5 ON THE RADIO –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-10 (5)
6 8 WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU / FORGIVE ME GIRL (Medley) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-14 (6)
7 2 YES, I’M READY –•– Teri DeSario with K.C. (Casablanca)-18 (2)
8 9 HIM –•– Rupert Holmes (MCA)-9 (8)
9 10 THE SECOND TIME AROUND –•– Shalamar (Solar)-15 (9)
10 11 TOO HOT –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-9 (10)

11 16 HOW DO I MAKE YOU –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-7 (11)
12 28 CALL ME –•– Blondie (Chrysalis)-5 (12)
13 7 DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME –•– The Captain and Tennille (Casablanca)-22 (1)
14 19 SPECIAL LADY –•– Ray, Goodman and Brown (Polydor)-8 (14)
15 17 REFUGEE –•– Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Backstreet)-8 (15)
16 12 DAYDREAM BELIEVER –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-13 (12)
17 23 RIDE LIKE THE WIND –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-5 (17)
18 25 I CAN’T TELL YOU WHY –•– Eagles (Asylum)-4 (18)
19 21 GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT –•– Chuck Mangione (A&M)-9 (19)
20 29 OFF THE WALL –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-5 (20)

On this day in 1985: REO Speedwagon was starting their second of three weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Can’t Fight This Feeling.” It would be ranked the #13 song of the entire year of 1985 by Billboard magazine and they would also rank it the #48 song for the entire 1980s decade.

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

1 1 CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELING REO Speedwagon (Epic)9 (2 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 THE HEAT IS ON –•– Glenn Frey (MCA)-15 (2)
3 5 MATERIAL GIRL –•– Madonna (Sire)-6 (3)
4 4 CALIFORNIA GIRLS –•– David Lee Roth (Warner Brothers)-9 (3)
5 14 ONE MORE NIGHT –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-6 (5)
6 6 TOO LATE FOR GOODBYES –•– Julian Lennon (Atlantic)-8 (6)
7 2 CARELESS WHISPER –•– Wham! Featuring George Michael (Columbia)-13 (1)
8 12 LOVERGIRL –•– Teena Marie (Epic)-14 (8)
9 15 PRIVATE DANCER –•– Tina Turner (Capitol)-9 (9)
10 17 RELAX –•– Frankie Goes To Hollywood (Island)-16 (10)

11 18 ONLY THE YOUNG –•– Journey (Geffen)-8 (11)
12 7 NEUTRON DANCE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-17 (6)
13 10 MISLED –•– Kool & The Gang (De-Lite)-17 (10)
14 22 HIGH ON YOU –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-8 (14)
15 8 I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-15 (1)
16 21 SAVE A PRAYER –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-7 (16)
17 9 SUGAR WALLS –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-13 (9)
18 25 JUST ANOTHER NIGHT –•– Mick Jagger (Columbia)-6 (18)
19 13 THE OLD MAN DOWN THE ROAD –•– John Fogerty (Warner Brothers)-13 (10)
20 11 LOVERBOY –•– Billy Ocean (Jive)-16 (2)

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