Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In 80s Music, May 3rd

On this day in 1980: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band started a six week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Against The Wind’.

Also on this day in 1980: Blondie started their third of six weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Call Me.’

On this day in 1986: Robert Palmer went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Addicted To Love’, it made it to #5 in the UK. Palmer originally recorded the song as a duet with Chaka Khan but due to contractual problems her voice was removed from the song. It would spend one week at #1.

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

1 2 ADDICTED TO LOVE –•– Robert Palmer (Island)-13 (1 Week at #1) (1)
2 3 WEST END GIRLS –•– Pet Shop Boys (EMI-America)-10 (2)
3 1 KISS –•– Prince & The Revolution (Paisley Park)-11 (1)
4 5 WHY CAN’T THIS BE LOVE –•– Van Halen (Warner Brothers)-8 (4)
5 6 HARLEM SHUFFLE –•– Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-8 (5)
6 8 WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY –•– Janet Jackson (A&M)-11 (6)
7 12 GREATEST LOVE OF ALL –•– Whitney Houston (Arista)-6 (7)
8 9 YOUR LOVE –•– The Outfield (Columbia)-12 (8)
9 10 TAKE ME HOME –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-8 (9)
10 4 MANIC MONDAY –•– The Bangles (Columbia)-15 (2)

11 13 BAD BOY –Miami Sound Machine featuring Gloria Estefan (Epic)-9 (11)
12 18 IF YOU LEAVE –•– Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (A&M)-9 (12)
13 14 AMERICAN STORM Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (Capitol)-8 (13)
14 24 LIVE TO TELL –•– Madonna (Sire)-4 (14)
15 7 ROCK ME AMADEUS –•– Falco (A&M)-13 (1)
16 21 ON MY OWN –•– Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald (MCA)-7 (16)
17 22 I CAN’T WAIT –•– Nu Shooz (Atlantic)-9 (17)
18 20 SOMETHING ABOUT YOU –•– Level 42 (Polydor)-12 (18)
19 15 LET’S GO ALL THE WAY –•– Sly Fox (Capitol)-19 (7)
20 11 WHAT YOU NEED –•– INXS (Atlantic)-16 (5)

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