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This Day In 80s Music, July 2nd

On this day in 1983: Rod Stewart started a three week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Baby Jane’, his sixth and final UK #1. On the U.S. singles chart, Irene Cara was starting her sixth and final week at #1 with “Flashdance…What A Feeling” on this day back in 1983.

Here’s a look at the complete Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1983:

1 1 FLASHDANCE…WHAT A FEELING –•– Irene Cara (Casablanca)-14 (6 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 ELECTRIC AVENUE –•– Eddy Grant (Portrait)-12 (2)
3 4 EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE –•– The Police (A&M)-5 (3)
4 2 TIME (Clock Of the Heart) –•– Culture Club (Virgin)-12 (2)
5 8 NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO –•– Sergio Mendes (with Joe Pizzulo & Leza Miller) (A&M)-12 (5)
6 7 DON’T LET IT END –•– Styx (A&M)-10 (6)
7 10 TOO SHY –•– Kajagoogoo (EMI-America)-11 (7)
8 6 FAMILY MAN –•– Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA)-10 (6)
9 15 WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHIN’ –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-6 (9)
10 14 SHE’S A BEAUTY –•– The Tubes (Capitol)-13 (10)

11 17 COME DANCING –•– The Kinks (Arista)-9 (11)
12 9 AFFAIR OF THE HEART –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-12 (9)
13 19 OUR HOUSE –•– Madness (Geffen)-9 (13)
14 16 I’M STILL STANDING –•– Elton John (Geffen)-9 (14)
15 5 LET’S DANCE –•– David Bowie (EMI-America)-15 (1)
16 11 BEAT IT –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-19 (1)
17 25 IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-5 (17)
18 21 ALL THIS LOVE –•– DeBarge (Gordy)-11 (18)
19 27 STAND BACK –•– Stevie Nicks (Modern)-5 (19)
20 13 ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME –•– Naked Eyes (EMI-America)-17 (8)

On this day in 1988: Michael Jackson became the first artist to have five #1 singles from one album when ‘Dirty Diana’ went to the top of the U.S. charts. The other four chart-toppers from the LP ‘Bad’ were the title track, ‘Bad’, ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’, ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ and ‘Man in the Mirror’.

Here’s a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1988:

1 2 DIRTY DIANA –•– Michael Jackson – 9 (1)
2 1 FOOLISH BEAT –•– Debbie Gibson – 11 (1)
3 5 THE FLAME –•– Cheap Trick – 13 (3)
4 4 MAKE IT REAL –•– The Jets – 12 (4)
5 6 THE VALLEY ROAD –•– Bruce Hornsby & The Range – 10 (5)
6 9 MERCEDES BOY –•– Pebbles – 9 (6)
7 10 POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME –•– Def Leppard – 11 (7)
8 11 NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME –•– Poison – 11 (8)
9 16 NEW SENSATION –•– INXS – 8 (9)
10 3 TOGETHER FOREVER –•– Rick Astley – 12 (1)

11 15 NITE AND DAY –•– Al B. Sure! – 13 (11)
12 8 ALPHABET ST. –•– Prince – 10 (8)
13 14 I STILL BELIEVE –•– Brenda K. Starr – 14 (13)
14 12 KISS ME DEADLY –•– Lita Ford – 14 (12)
15 19 HOLD ON TO THE NIGHTS –•– Richard Marx – 7 (15)
16 7 ONE MORE TRY –•– George Michael – 12 (1)
17 18 BEDS ARE BURNING –•– Midnight Oil – 14 (17)
18 20 LOST IN YOU –•– Rod Stewart – 9 (18)
19 21 RUSH HOUR –•– Jane Wiedlin – 9 (19)
20 23 HANDS TO HEAVEN –•– Breathe – 12 (20)

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