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This Day In 80s Music, June 29th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen kicked off the first leg of his Born in the USA Tour with a three night run at the Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Springsteen would play a total of 156 shows ending on October 2, 1985 in Los Angeles.

On this day in 1985: David Bowie and Mick Jagger recorded a version of the Martha Reeves and the Vandellas 1964 hit ‘Dancing In The Street’ for the forthcoming Live Aid fundraising event. The single went on to become a #1 UK hit and a #7 hit in the U.S. The original plan was to perform a track together live, with Bowie performing at Wembley Stadium and Jagger at John F. Kennedy Stadium, until it was realized that the satellite link-up would cause a half-second delay that would make this impossible unless either Bowie or Jagger mimed their contribution, something neither artist was willing to do.

Here’s what was happening on the U.S. singles chart on this day back in 1985, where Bryan Adams was starting his second and final week at #1 with “Heaven”:

1 1 HEAVEN –•– Bryan Adams (A&M)-11 (2 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 SUSSUDIO –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-8 (2)
3 5 A VIEW TO A KILL –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-7 (3)
4 4 RASPBERRY BERET –•– Prince & The Revolution (Paisley Park)-7 (4)
5 6 ANGEL –•– Madonna (Sire)-10 (5)
6 10 THE SEARCH IS OVER –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-11 (6)
7 3 EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD –•– Tears For Fears (Mercury)-16 (1)
8 14 WOULD I LIE TO YOU? –•– Eurythmics (RCA)-10 (8)
9 8 THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER –•– Howard Jones (Elektra)-15 (5)
10 7 IN MY HOUSE –•– Mary Jane Girls (Gordy)-17 (7)

11 9 WALKING ON SUNSHINE –•– Katrina & The Waves (Capitol)-15 (9)
12 16 VOICES CARRY –•– ‘Til Tuesday (Epic)-12 (12)
13 17 YOU GIVE GOOD LOVE –•– Whitney Houston (Arista)-8 (13)
14 20 EVERYTIME YOU GO AWAY –•– Paul Young (Columbia)-8 (14)
15 19 THE GOONIES ‘R’ GOOD ENOUGH –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-7 (15)
16 12 SMUGGLER’S BLUES –•– Glenn Frey (MCA)-13 (12)
17 21 GLORY DAYS –•– Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)-5 (17)
18 11 SUDDENLY –•– Billy Ocean (Jive)-15 (4)
19 26 IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY SET THEM FREE –•– Sting (A&M)-4 (19)
20 25 SENTIMENTAL STREET –•– Night Ranger (MCA / Camel)-6 (20)

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