Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In 80s Music, April 26th

On this day in 1982: Out shopping, Rod Stewart was robbed by a gunman of his $50,000 Porsche on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.

On this day in 1988: Mick Jagger appeared in White Plains, New York, Federal Court in the copyright infringement case brought by reggae singer Patrick Alley, who claimed that Mick Jagger’s solo track ‘Just Another Night’ was a plagiarism of his own song of the same name. Alley was suing for $7m in profits from the track. During the case Sly Dunbar played drums in court to show how the beats were different in each song and Mick sang and played demos of his song to show the court the development of the track. At the end of the week-long trial, Jagger won the case.

Here’s what was happening on the U.S. singles chart on this day back in 1988:

1 3 WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO –•– Whitney Houston – 9 (1)
2 2 DEVIL INSIDE –•– INXS – 11 (2)
3 1 GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR –•– Billy Ocean – 11 (1)
4 5 WISHING WELL –•– Terence Trent D’Arby – 15 (4)
5 6 GIRLFRIEND –•– Pebbles – 13 (5)
6 8 ANGEL –•– Aerosmith – 13 (6)
7 9 I SAW HIM STANDING THERE –•– Tiffany – 9 (7)
8 15 ANYTHING FOR YOU –•– Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine – 7 (8)
9 12 PINK CADILLAC –•– Natalie Cole – 8 (9)
10 13 PROVE YOUR LOVE –•– Taylor Dayne – 10 (10)

11 4 MAN IN THE MIRROR –•– Michael Jackson – 12 (1)
12 10 SOME KIND OF LOVER –•– Jody Watley – 13 (10)
13 17 ONE STEP UP –•– Bruce Springsteen – 9 (13)
14 19 ELECTRIC BLUE –•– Icehouse – 11 (14)
15 7 ROCKET 2 YOU –•– The Jets – 14 (6)
16 21 ALWAYS ON MY MIND –•– Pet Shop Boys – 5 (16)
17 23 NAUGHTY GIRLS (NEED LOVE TOO) –•– Samantha Fox – 9 (17)
18 26 SHATTERED DREAMS –•– Johnny Hates Jazz – 6 (18)
19 11 OUT OF THE BLUE –•– Debbie Gibson – 13 (3)
20 30 I DON’T WANT TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU –•– Foreigner – 6 (20)

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