Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In 80s Music, May 13th

On this day in 1985: Bruce Springsteen married model and actress Julianne Phillips at Lake Oswego, Oregon. Julianne filed for divorce on Aug 30th 1988.

On this day in 1989: Bon Jovi went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “I’ll Be There For You.” It would spend one week in the top spot.

It was released as the third single from their 1988 album ‘New Jersey.’ It was written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. The single hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Mainstream Rock chart. it would be their 4th and final #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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

1 2 I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU –•– Bon Jovi – 11 (1)
2 1 LIKE A PRAYER –•– Madonna – 9 (1)
3 3 REAL LOVE –•– Jody Watley – 9 (3)
4 5 FOREVER YOUR GIRL –•– Paula Abdul – 10 (4)
5 8 SOLDIER OF LOVE –•– Donny Osmond – 8 (5)
6 7 AFTER ALL –•– Cher & Peter Cetera – 10 (6)
7 6 SECOND CHANCE –•– .38 Special – 14 (6)
8 14 ROCK ON –•– Michael Damian – 9 (8)
9 18 PATIENCE –•– Guns N’ Roses – 6 (9)
10 19 WIND BENEATH MY WINGS –•– Bette Midler – 11 (10)

11 17 ELECTRIC YOUTH –•– Debbie Gibson – 7 (11)
12 12 THINKING OF YOU –•– Sa-Fire – 15 (12)
13 13 CULT OF PERSONALITY –•– Living Colour – 10 (13)
14 15 IKO IKO –•– The Belle Stars – 11 (14)
15 20 EVERY LITTLE STEP –•– Bobby Brown – 8 (15)
16 22 I’LL BE LOVING YOU (FOREVER) –•– New Kids On The Block – 7 (16)
17 4 FUNKY COLD MEDIA –•– Tone Loc – 11 (3)
18 24 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Howard Jones – 9 (18)
19 10 SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY –•– Fine Young Cannibals – 16 (1)
20 25 CLOSE MY EYES FOREVER –•– Lita Ford & Ozzy Osbourne – 11 (20)

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