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This Day In 80s Music, June 30th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’ peaked at #2 on the U.S. singles chart, the first of seven singles from his seventh studio album Born In The U.S.A. which all hit the U.S. Top 10. The video was shot at the Saint Paul Civic Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and shows Springsteen pulling a young Courteney Cox from the audience to dance along with him on the stage.

Also on this day in 1984: Duran Duran were starting their second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “The Reflex.” It would be ranked the #16 song for the year of 1984 on Billboard Magazine’s year-end chart.

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

1 1 THE REFLEX –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-11 (2 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 DANCING IN THE DARK –•– Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)-6 (2)
3 8 WHEN DOVES CRY –•– Prince (Warner Brothers)-5 (3)
4 5 SELF CONTROL –•– Laura Branigan (Atlantic)-12 (4)
5 7 JUMP (For My Love) –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-10 (5)
6 6 THE HEART OF ROCK ‘N ROLL –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-11 (6)
7 2 TIME AFTER TIME –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-12 (1)
8 10 EYES WITHOUT A FACE –•– Billy Idol (Chrysalis)-9 (8)
9 3 LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY –•– Deniece Williams (Columbia)-13 (1)
10 12 ALMOST PARADISE –•– Mike Reno & Ann Wilson (Columbia)-8 (10)

11 9 OH SHERRIE –•– Steve Perry (Columbia)-13 (3)
12 11 BORDERLINE –•– Madonna (Sire)-17 (10)
13 19 LEGS –•– ZZ Top (Warner Brothers)-7 (13)
14 13 IT’S A MIRACLE –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-8 (13)
15 20 MAGIC –•– The Cars (Elektra)-7 (15)
16 16 STAY THE NIGHT –•– Chicago (Full Moon / Warner Brothers)-9 (16)
17 22 DOCTOR! DOCTOR! –•– Thompson Twins (Arista)-6 (17)
18 23 INFATUATION –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-6 (18)
19 25 DANCE HALL DAYS –•– Wang Chung (Geffen)-11 (19)
20 26 SAD SONGS (Say So Much) –•– Elton John (Geffen)-4 (20)

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