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This Day In 80s Music, April 28th

On this day in 1980: Marshall Tucker Band bass player Tommy Caldwell died of injuries from a car accident at age 30 in his hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Caldwell was the original front man for the Marshall Tucker Band between 1973 and 1980.

On this day in 1984: Phil Collins was starting his second of three weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now).’ It would go on to be ranked the #5 song for the entire year of 1984 and ranked the #64 song for the entire 1980s decade. It was the first of seven #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 for Phil Collins as a solo artist.

Here’s a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this very day back in 1984:

1 1 AGAINST ALL ODDS (Take A Look At Me Now) –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-10 (2 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 HELLO –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-10 (2)
3 2 FOOTLOOSE –•– Kenny Loggins (Columbia)-14 (1)
4 4 HOLD ME NOW –•– Thompson Twins (Arista)-12 (4)
5 5 MISS ME BLIND –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-9 (5)
6 8 LOVE SOMEBODY –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-8 (6)
7 11 YOU MIGHT THINK –•– The Cars (Elektra)-8 (7)
8 10 THEY DON’T KNOW –•– Tracey Ullman (MCA)-10 (8)
9 6 AUTOMATIC –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-14 (5)
10 13 TO ALL THE GIRLS I’VE LOVED BEFORE –•– Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson (Columbia)-9 (10)

11 7 SOMEBODY’S WATCHING ME –•– Rockwell (Motown)-14 (2)
12 23 LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY –•– Deniece Williams (Columbia)-4 (12)
13 20 HEAD OVER HEELS –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-7 (13)
14 18 TONIGHT –•– Kool & The Gang (De-Lite)-10 (14)
15 12 ADULT EDUCATION –•– Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)-11 (8)
16 19 DON’T ANSWER ME –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-9 (16)
17 27 OH SHERRIE –•– Steve Perry (Columbia)-4 (17)
18 9 HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN –•– Eurythmics (RCA)-14 (4)
19 22 AUTHORITY SONG –•– John Cougar Mellencamp (Riva)-7 (19)
20 16 GIRLS –•– Dwight Twilley (EMI-America)-11 (16)

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