Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In 80s Music, July 4th

On this day in 1986: The second Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Manor Downs Racetrack, Manor, Texas. Held to raise money for family farmers in the U.S., the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Alabama, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Emmylou Harris, Jason & the Scorchers, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Bon Jovi, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Vince Neil and Willie Nelson.

On this day in 1987: Whitney Houston was starting her second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”

Here’s a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1987:

1 1 I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (Who Loves Me) –•– Whitney Houston (Arista)-8 (1) (2 Weeks at #1)
2 4 ALONE –•– Heart (Capitol)-8 (2)
3 7 SHAKEDOWN –•– Bob Seger (MCA)-7 (3)
4 2 HEAD TO TOE –•– Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam (Columbia)-13 (1)
5 6 SONGBIRD –•– Kenny G (Arista)-14 (5)
6 3 IN TOO DEEP –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-11 (3)
7 11 DON’T DISTURB THIS GROOVE –•– The System (Atlantic)-13 (7)
8 9 JUST TO SEE HER –•– Smokey Robinson (Motown)-15 (8)
9 14 POINT OF NO RETURN –•– Expose (Arista)-9 (9)
10 16 FUNKY TOWN –•– Pseudo Echo (RCA)-8 (10)

11 15 SOMETHING SO STRONG –•– Crowded House (Capitol)-10 (11)
12 5 ALWAYS –•– Atlantic Starr (Warner Brothers)-15 (1)
13 8 DIAMONDS –•– Herb Alpert (A&M)-13 (5)
14 12 LESSONS IN LOVE –•– Level 42 (Polydor)-14 (12)
15 18 EVERY LITTLE KISS –•– Bruce Hornsby & The Range (RCA)-17 (15)
16 19 GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS –•– Motley Crue (Elektra)-6 (16)
17 25 I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR –•– U2 (Island)-4 (17)
18 10 WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE –•– Bon Jovi (Mercury)-13 (7)
19 23 HEART AND SOUL –•– T’Pau (Virgin)-10 (19)
20 24 RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU –•– Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine (Epic)-6 (20)

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