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This Day In 80s Music, May 14th

On this day in 1988: Led Zeppelin reunited for the Atlantic Records 40th anniversary party at Madison Square Garden, New York, appearing with Jason Bonham the son of John Bonham on drums. Other acts performing included Foreigner, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Wilson Pickett and Ben E. King.

Also on this day in 1988: Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Anything For You.”

The song appeared on their 1987 album, ‘Let it Loose.’ After years of fluctuating success in the United States, “Anything for You” marked a massive breakthrough for the group when it managed to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart on May 14, 1988, and remained there for two weeks. It marked the peak of the band’s success in the 1980s and was the first of three #1s for the band.

Here’s a look at the complete Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1988:

1 2 ANYTHING FOR YOU –•– Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine – 10 (1)
2 8 SHATTERED DREAMS –•– Johnny Hates Jazz – 9 (2)
3 1 WISHING WELL –•– Terence Trent D’Arby – 18 (1)
4 14 ONE MORE TRY –•– George Michael – 5 (4)
5 5 PINK CADILLAC –•– Natalie Cole – 11 (5)
6 6 ALWAYS ON MY MIND –•– Pet Shop Boys – 8 (6)
7 3 ANGEL –•– Aerosmith – 16 (3)
8 10 NAUGHTY GIRLS (NEED LOVE TOO) –•– Samantha Fox – 12 (8)
9 9 ELECTRIC BLUE –•– Icehouse – 14 (9)
10 11 I DON’T WANT TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU –•– Foreigner – 9 (10)

11 4 WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO –•– Whitney Houston – 12 (1)
12 13 WAIT –•– White Lion – 12 (12)
13 16 TWO OCCASIONS –•– The Deele – 12 (13)
14 18 PIANO IN THE DARK Brenda Russell Featuring Joe Esposito – 13 (14)
15 7 PROVE YOUR LOVE –•– Taylor Dayne – 13 (7)
16 21 EVERYTHING YOUR HEART DESIRES Daryl Hall & John Oates – 5 (16)
17 25 TOGETHER FOREVER –•– Rick Astley – 5 (17)
18 24 DREAMING –•– Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – 10 (18)
19 15 GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR –•– Billy Ocean – 14 (1)
20 26 MY GIRL –•– Suave – 10 (20)

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