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This Day In 80s Music, April 29th

On this day in 1980: Black Sabbath began their first tour with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who had replaced Ozzy Osbourne.

On this day in 1989: Madonna started her second of three weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Like A Prayer.” It would be ranked the #25 song for the entire year of 1989 by Billboard Magazine.

Here’s a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this very day back in 1989:

1 1 LIKE A PRAYER –•– Madonna – 7 (1)
2 5 I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU –•– Bon Jovi – 9 (2)
3 4 FUNKY COLD MEDIA –•– Tone Loc – 9 (3)
4 2 SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY –•– Fine Young Cannibals – 14 (1)
5 7 HEAVEN HELP ME –•– Deon Estus – 10 (5)
6 3 THE LOOK –•– Roxette – 12 (1)
7 10 SECOND CHANCE –•– .38 Special – 12 (7)
8 14 REAL LOVE –•– Jody Watley – 7 (8)
9 15 AFTER ALL –•– Cher & Peter Cetera – 8 (9)
10 17 FOREVER YOUR GIRL –•– Paula Abdul – 8 (10)

11 12 ROOM TO MOVE –•– Animotion – 11 (11)
12 13 ROCKET –•– Def Leppard – 9 (12)
13 18 THINKING OF YOU –•– Sa-Fire – 13 (13)
14 16 SINCERELY YOURS –•– Sweet Sensation & Romeo J.D – 13 (14)
15 23 SOLDIER OF LOVE –•– Donny Osmond – 6 (15)
16 22 IKO IKO –•– The Belle Stars – 9 (16)
17 21 CULT OF PERSONALITY –•– Living Colour – 8 (17)
18 24 ROCK ON –•– Michael Damian – 7 (18)
19 25 ELECTRIC YOUTH –•– Debbie Gibson – 5 (19)
20 27 WIND BENEATH MY WINGS –•– Bette Midler – 9 (20)

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