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This Day In 80s Music, June 15th

On this day in 1981: Duran Duran released their debut studio album which reached #3 on the UK Albums Chart and remained in the UK top 100 for 118 weeks. In the U.S., the album reached #10 on the Billboard 200, and spent 87 weeks on that chart. Singles from the album included the UK top 10 hits ‘Planet Earth’ and ‘Girls on Film’.

On this day in 1985: Dire Straits started a nine-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with, ‘Brothers In Arms.’ The album is the seventh best-selling album in UK chart history and won two Grammy Awards at the 28th Grammy Awards, and also won Best British Album at the 1987 Brit Awards.

Here’s a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1985:

1 1 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD –•– Tears For Fears (Mercury)-14 (2 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 HEAVEN –•– Bryan Adams (A&M)-9 (2)
3 3 AXEL F –•– Harold Faltermeyer (MCA)-12 (3)
4 4 SUDDENLY –•– Billy Ocean (Jive)-13 (4)
5 6 THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER –•– Howard Jones (Elektra)-13 (5)
6 12 SUSSUDIO –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-6 (6)
7 7 IN MY HOUSE –•– Mary Jane Girls (Gordy)-15 (7)
8 2 EVERYTHING SHE WANTS –•– Wham! (Columbia)-13 (1)
9 11 ANGEL –•– Madonna (Sire)-8 (9)
10 10 WALKING ON SUNSHINE –•– Katrina & The Waves (Capitol)-13 (10)

11 17 RASPBERRY BERET –•– Prince & The Revolution (Paisley Park)-5 (11)
12 15 A VIEW TO A KILL –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-5 (12)
13 16 THE SEARCH IS OVER –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-9 (13)
14 14 SMUGGLER’S BLUES –•– Glenn Frey (MCA)-11 (14)
15 9 FRESH –•– Kool & The Gang (De-Lite)-13 (9)
16 20 WOULD I LIE TO YOU? –•– Eurythmics (RCA)-8 (16)
17 18 NEVER ENDING STORY –•– Limahl (EMI-America)-13 (17)
18 8 DON’T YOU (Forget About Me) –•– Simple Minds (A&M)-17 (1)
19 25 VOICES CARRY –•– ‘Til Tuesday (Epic)-10 (19)
20 26 YOU GIVE GOOD LOVE –•– Whitney Houston (Arista)-6 (20)

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