Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In 80s Music, July 14th

On this day in 1982: The movie premier for Pink Floyd’s The Wall was held at The Empire, Leicester Square, London, England. The film which centers around a confined rocker named Floyd “Pink” Pinkerton earned $22 million in its first year and won two British Academy Awards.

On this day in 1986: Madonna was at #1 on the UK singles chart with her second #1 ‘Papa Don’t Preach’. Madonna also had the UK #1 album with ‘True Blue’.

On this day in 1988: Michael Jackson gave himself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a new attendance record, when he played the first of seven nights at Wembley Stadium in London. The shows on his Bad World Tour were attended by a total of 504,000 fans beating the record previously held by Genesis, with four sold out nights.

Here’s what was happening on the U.S. singles chart on this day back in 1988:

1 3 THE FLAME –•– Cheap Trick – 14 (1)
2 6 MERCEDES BOY –•– Pebbles – 10 (2)
3 7 POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME –•– Def Leppard – 12 (3)
4 9 NEW SENSATION –•– INXS – 9 (4)
5 1 DIRTY DIANA –•– Michael Jackson – 10 (1)
6 8 NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME –•– Poison – 12 (6)
7 2 FOOLISH BEAT –•– Debbie Gibson – 12 (1)
8 15 HOLD ON TO THE NIGHTS –•– Richard Marx – 8 (8)
9 5 THE VALLEY ROAD –•– Bruce Hornsby & The Range – 11 (5)
10 11 NITE AND DAY –•– Al B. Sure! – 14 (10)

11 4 MAKE IT REAL –•– The Jets – 13 (4)
12 21 ROLL WITH IT –•– Steve Winwood – 5 (12)
13 18 LOST IN YOU –•– Rod Stewart – 10 (13)
14 20 HANDS TO HEAVEN –•– Breathe – 13 (14)
15 19 RUSH HOUR –•– Jane Wiedlin – 10 (15)
16 22 MAKE ME LOSE CONTROL –•– Eric Carmen – 8 (16)
17 27 SIGN YOUR NAME –•– Terence Trent D’Arby – 7 (17)
18 13 I STILL BELIEVE –•– Brenda K. Starr – 15 (13)
19 10 TOGETHER FOREVER –•– Rick Astley – 13 (1)
20 14 KISS ME DEADLY –•– Lita Ford – 15 (12)

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