Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In 80s Music, June 2nd

On this day in 1981: Prince made his live British debut at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, (he would not play the UK again for five years). Here’s a clip of Prince a few days later in Paris, France:

On this day in 1984: Deniece Williams was starting her second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Let’s Hear It For The Boy.” It would be ranked the #13 song of 1984 by Billboard Magazine on their year-end chart.

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

1 1 LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY –•– Deniece Williams (Columbia)-9 (2 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 TIME AFTER TIME –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-8 (2)
3 2 HELLO –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-15 (1)
4 5 OH SHERRIE –•– Steve Perry (Columbia)-9 (4)
5 7 THE REFLEX –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-7 (5)
6 8 SISTER CHRISTIAN –•– Night Ranger (MCA / Camel)-13 (6)
7 4 AGAINST ALL ODDS (Take A Look At Me Now) –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-15 (1)
8 13 THE HEART OF ROCK ‘N ROLL –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-7 (8)
9 9 BREAKDANCE –•– Irene Cara (Geffen)-11 (9)
10 6 TO ALL THE GIRLS I’VE LOVED BEFORE –•– Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson (Columbia)-14 (5)

11 19 SELF CONTROL –•– Laura Branigan (Atlantic)-8 (11)
12 18 BORDERLINE –•– Madonna (Sire)-13 (12)
13 16 I’LL WAIT –•– Van Halen (Warner Brothers)-8 (13)
14 22 JUMP (For My Love) –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-6 (14)
15 14 THE LONGEST TIME –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-11 (14)
16 20 IT’S A MIRACLE –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-4 (16)
17 17 DANCING IN THE SHEETS –•– Shalamar (Columbia)-12 (17)
18 36 DANCING IN THE DARK –•– Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)-2 (18)
19 11 HEAD OVER HEELS –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-12 (11)
20 24 YOU CAN’T GET WHAT YOU WANT (Til You Know What You Want) –•– Joe Jackson (A&M)-7 (20)

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