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This Day In 80s Music, June 5th

On this day in 1983: During a 48-date North American tour U2 played at Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver. The show was recorded and released as ‘U2 Live At Red Rocks: Under A Blood Red Sky.’

Under a Blood Red Sky is a live album by Irish rock band U2, produced by Jimmy Iovine and released on November 1, 1983. The record’s eight tracks were compiled from three concerts during the group’s 1983 War Tour, including two songs from their June 5, 1983 performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The concert film ‘U2 Live At Red Rocks: Under A Blood Red Sky’ recorded at the same Red Rocks show, was released as a companion to the live album. Both releases helped establish globally U2’s reputation as a renowned live act.

Here’s what was happening on the U.S. singles chart on this day in 1983:

1 1 FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING –•– Irene Cara (Casablanca)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 LET’S DANCE –•– David Bowie (EMI-America)-11 (1)
3 4 OVERKILL –•– Men At Work (Columbia)-9 (3)
4 8 TIME (Clock Of the Heart) –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-8 (4)
5 5 SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE –•– Thomas Dolby (Capitol / Harvest)-16 (5)
6 3 BEAT IT –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-15 (1)
7 9 MY LOVE –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-9 (7)
8 6 LITTLE RED CORVETTE –•– Prince (Warner Brothers)-15 (6)
9 7 SOLITAIRE –•– Laura Branigan (Atlantic)-12 (7)
10 10 STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART –•– Bryan Adams (A&M)-13 (10)

11 11 AFFAIR OF THE HEART –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-8 (11)
12 12 ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME –•– Naked Eyes (EMI-America)-13 (12)
13 13 FAITHFULLY –•– Journey (Columbia)-8 (13)
14 14 DON’T LET IT END –•– Styx (A&M)-6 (14)
15 17 FAMILY MAN –•– Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)-6 (15)
16 25 ELECTRIC AVENUE –•– Eddy Grant (Portrait)-8 (16)
17 16 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Def Leppard (Mercury)-13 (12)
18 24 NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO –•– Sergio Mendes (with Joe Pizzulo & Leza Miller) (A&M)-8 (18)
19 20 SHE’S A BEAUTY –•– The Tubes (Capitol)-9 (19)
20 26 TOO SHY –•– Kajagoogoo (EMI-America)-7 (20)

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