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This Day In 80s Music, May 5th

On this day in 1984: Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr married Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde in a horse drawn carriage in Central Park, New York City. The couple divorced in 1990.

Also on this day in 1984: Duran Duran were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Reflex’, the group’s second and last UK #1. The song which was taken from their third album Seven and the Ragged Tiger would also become a U.S. #1.

Also on this day in 1984: Phil Collins was starting his third and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now).”

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

1 1 AGAINST ALL ODDS (Take A Look At Me Now) –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-11 (3 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 HELLO –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-11 (2)
3 4 HOLD ME NOW –•– Thompson Twins (Arista)-13 (3)
4 3 FOOTLOOSE –•– Kenny Loggins (Columbia)-15 (1)
5 6 LOVE SOMEBODY –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-9 (5)
6 10 TO ALL THE GIRLS I’VE LOVED BEFORE –•– Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson (Columbia)-10 (6)
7 7 YOU MIGHT THINK –•– The Cars (Elektra)-9 (7)
8 8 THEY DON’T KNOW –•– Tracey Ullman (MCA)-11 (8)
9 12 LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY –•– Deniece Williams (Columbia)-5 (9)
10 5 MISS ME BLIND –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-10 (5)

11 17 OH SHERRIE –•– Steve Perry (Columbia)-5 (11)
12 13 HEAD OVER HEELS –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-8 (12)
13 14 TONIGHT –•– Kool & The Gang (De-Lite)-11 (13)
14 27 TIME AFTER TIME –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-4 (14)
15 16 DON’T ANSWER ME –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-10 (15)
16 19 AUTHORITY SONG –•– John Cougar Mellencamp (Riva)-8 (16)
17 21 THE LONGEST TIME –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-7 (17)
18 22 BREAKDANCE –•– Irene Cara (Geffen)-7 (18)
19 9 AUTOMATIC –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-15 (5)
20 30 SISTER CHRISTIAN –•– Night Ranger (MCA / Camel)-9 (20)

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