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This Day In 80s Music, April 6th

On this day in 1985: Phil Collins was starting his second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “One More Night.” It would be ranked the #33 song for the entire year of 1985 by Billboard Magazine.

The song was the first single released off his 12x platinum, diamond certified “No Jacket Required” album which was Phil’s third solo album. The album would produce four Top 10 singles including two #1 hits (‘One More Night’ and ‘Sussudio’). The album won three Grammy Awards including Album of the Year at the 1986 Grammy Award Ceremony. It was Collins’ most commercially successful solo album, it reached #1 in several countries, including the US (where it was at the top of the charts for seven weeks), the UK and Canada.

Shortly after the completion of work on Eric Clapton’s album ‘Behind the Sun’ in mid 1984, Collins turned his attention to his third solo album. According to his 2016 autobiography ‘Not Dead Yet’, the sessions for what would become ‘No Jacket Required’ was a conscious attempt to move to a more uptempo sound – “I have a notion of what I want to do: break out of this “love song” box that I’ve found myself in. I’ll make a dance album. Or, at least, an album with a couple of uptempo tracks.”

The album was named after an incident at The Pump Room restaurant in Chicago, Illinois. Collins, entering the restaurant with former Led Zeppelin lead vocalist Robert Plant, was denied admittance because he did not meet the restaurant’s dress code of “jacket required” for dinner while Plant was allowed in. Collins was wearing a jacket and argued about it. The maitre d’hotel argued that the jacket was not “proper”. Collins said in an interview with Playboy that he was, at that point, never so mad in his life.

After the incident, the drummer often appeared on late night shows denouncing the restaurant and telling his story. The management of the restaurant later sent him a complimentary sport coat and an apology letter, stating that he could come to the restaurant wearing whatever he wanted.

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

1 1 ONE MORE NIGHT –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-9 (2 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 WE ARE THE WORLD –•– USA For Africa (Columbia)-3 (2)
3 2 MATERIAL GIRL –•– Madonna (Sire)-9 (2)
4 9 CRAZY FOR YOU –•– Madonna (Geffen)-6 (4)
5 4 LOVERGIRL –•– Teena Marie (Epic)-17 (4)
6 3 CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELING –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-12 (1)
7 10 NIGHTSHIFT –•– Commodores (Motown)-11 (7)
8 14 I’M ON FIRE –•– Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)-8 (8)
9 18 RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT –•– DeBarge (Gordy)-8 (9)
10 6 TOO LATE FOR GOODBYES –•– Julian Lennon (Atlantic)-11 (5)

11 13 SOMEBODY –•– Bryan Adams (A&M)-10 (11)
12 12 JUST ANOTHER NIGHT –•– Mick Jagger (Columbia)-9 (12)
13 15 MISSING YOU –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-19 (13)
14 19 OBSESSION –•– Animotion (Mercury)-11 (14)
15 8 HIGH ON YOU –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-11 (8)
16 7 PRIVATE DANCER –•– Tina Turner (Capitol)-12 (7)
17 11 THE HEAT IS ON –•– Glenn Frey (MCA)-18 (2)
18 28 DON’T YOU (Forget About Me) –•– Simple Minds (A&M)-7 (18)
19 27 ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK –•– Murray Head (RCA)-7 (19)
20 24 ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS DANCE –•– Don Henley (Geffen)-7 (20)

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