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This Day In 80s Music, April 12th

On this day back in 1980: Pink Floyd started their 4th and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Another Brick In the Wall (Part II).’ It would be ranked the #2 song for the entire year of 1980 behind Blondie’s ‘Call Me.’ It would also be ranked the #28 song for the entire 80s decade by Billboard Magazine.

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

1 1 ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (Part 2) –•– Pink Floyd (Columbia)-13 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 CALL ME –•– Blondie (Chrysalis)-9 (2)
3 2 WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU / FORGIVE ME GIRL (Medley) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-18 (2)
4 7 RIDE LIKE THE WIND –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-9 (4)
5 5 TOO HOT –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-13 (5)
6 8 SPECIAL LADY –•– Ray, Goodman and Brown (Polydor)-12 (6)
7 15 WITH YOU I’M BORN AGAIN –•– Billy Preston and Syreeta (Motown)-19 (7)
8 4 CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-17 (1)
9 11 I CAN’T TELL YOU WHY –•– Eagles (Asylum)-8 (9)
10 12 OFF THE WALL –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-9 (10)

11 13 FIRE LAKE –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-8 (11)
12 16 LOST IN LOVE –•– Air Supply (Arista)-10 (12)
13 6 HIM –•– Rupert Holmes (MCA)-13 (6)
14 17 YOU MAY BE RIGHT –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-5 (14)
15 18 SEXY EYES –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-9 (15)
16 14 THE SECOND TIME AROUND –•– Shalamar (Solar)-19 (8)
17 10 HOW DO I MAKE YOU –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-11 (10)
18 20 HOLD ON TO MY LOVE –•– Jimmy Ruffin (RSO)-7 (18)
19 23 AND THE BEAT GOES ON –•– The Whispers (Solar)-10 (19)
20 9 DESIRE –•– Andy Gibb (RSO)-12 (4)

On this day back in 1986: Falco was starting his 3rd and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Rock Me Amadeus.’ It would be ranked the 28th biggest hit of 1986 by Billboard Magazine and the 99th biggest hit of the 1980s decade.

Here’s a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1986:

1 1 ROCK ME AMADEUS –•– Falco (A&M)-10 (3 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 KISS –•– Prince & The Revolution (Paisley Park)-8 (2)
3 7 MANIC MONDAY –•– The Bangles (Columbia)-12 (3)
4 2 R.O.C.K. IN THE U.S.A. –•– John Cougar Mellencamp (Riva)-11 (2)
5 6 WHAT YOU NEED –•– INXS (Atlantic)-13 (5)
6 9 ADDICTED TO LOVE –•– Robert Palmer (Island)-10 (6)
7 8 LET’S GO ALL THE WAY –•– Sly Fox (Capitol)-16 (7)
8 12 WEST END GIRLS –•– Pet Shop Boys (EMI-America)-7 (8)
9 14 HARLEM SHUFFLE –•– Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5 (9)
10 11 TENDER LOVE –•– Force M.D.’s (Warner Brothers)-11 (10)

11 4 SECRET LOVERS –•– Atlantic Starr (A&M)-16 (3)
12 16 WHY CAN’T THIS BE LOVE –•– Van Halen (Warner Brothers)-5 (12)
13 5 THESE DREAMS –•– Heart (Capitol)-13 (1)
14 21 WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY –Janet Jackson (A&M)-8 (14)
15 23 YOUR LOVE –•– The Outfield (Columbia)-9 (15)
16 19 I CAN’T WAIT –•– Stevie Nicks (Modern)-8 (16)
17 10 NIKITA –•– Elton John (Geffen)-13 (7)
18 24 I THINK IT’S LOVE –•– Jermaine Jackson (Arista)-8 (18)
19 31 TAKE ME HOME –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-5 (19)
20 29 AMERICAN STORM Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (Capitol)-5 (20)

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