Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In 80s Music, July 1st

On this day in 1983: A New Jersey-based quintet calling themselves Bon Jovi signed to Phonogram’s Mercury records, although they had also been considering the name Johnny Electric. The group have since sold over 130 million records worldwide, and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans.

On this day in 1989: Milli Vanilli went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Baby Don’t Forget My Number.” It would spend one week in the top spot. It was the second U.S. single release from their album “Girl You Know It’s True”. It became the first of their three #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

Here’s a look at the complete Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1989:

1 4 BABY DON’T FORGET MY NUMBER –•– Milli Vanilli – 10 (1)
2 5 GOOD THING –•– Fine Young Cannibals – 9 (2)
3 1 SATISFIED –•– Richard Marx – 9 (1)
4 3 BUFFALO STANCE –•– Neneh Cherry – 14 (3)
5 11 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Simply Red – 9 (5)
6 13 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Madonna – 5 (6)
7 7 THIS TIME I KNOW IT’S FOR REAL –•– Donna Summer – 11 (7)
8 12 I DROVE ALL NIGHT –•– Cyndi Lauper – 9 (8)
9 9 MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY –•– Natalie Cole – 12 (9)
10 2 I’LL BE LOVING YOU (FOREVER) –•– New Kids On The Block – 14 (1)

11 15 TOY SOLDIERS –•– Martika – 7 (11)
12 14 I WON’T BACK DOWN –•– Tom Petty – 10 (12)
13 16 WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW –•– Expose – 7 (13)
14 17 THE DOCTOR –•– The Doobie Brothers – 7 (14)
15 6 WIND BENEATH MY WINGS –•– Bette Midler – 18 (1)
16 22 ROOMS ON FIRE –•– Stevie Nicks – 9 (16)
17 10 CRY –•– Waterfront – 13 (10)
18 8 EVERY LITTLE STEP –•– Bobby Brown – 15 (3)
19 26 SO ALIVE –•– Love And Rockets – 7 (19)
20 23 INTO THE NIGHT –•– Benny Mardones – 29 (11)

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