Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day in 80s Music, July 20th

On this day in 1985: Duran Duran were starting their second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “A View To A Kill.” To date, it is the only James Bond theme song to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite spending two weeks at #1, it would only be ranked the #35 song of 1985 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 1985:

1 1 A VIEW TO A KILL –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-10 (2 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 RASPBERRY BERET –•– Prince & The Revolution (Paisley Park)-10 (2)
3 6 EVERYTIME YOU GO AWAY –•– Paul Young (Columbia)-11 (3)
4 7 YOU GIVE GOOD LOVE –•– Whitney Houston (Arista)-11 (4)
5 2 SUSSUDIO –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-11 (1)
6 4 THE SEARCH IS OVER –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-14 (4)
7 11 IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY SET THEM FREE –•– Sting (A&M)-7 (7)
8 9 GLORY DAYS –•– Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)-8 (8)
9 14 SHOUT –•– Tears For Fears (Mercury)-6 (9)
10 5 WOULD I LIE TO YOU? –•– Eurythmics (RCA)-13 (5)

11 8 VOICES CARRY –•– ‘Til Tuesday (Epic)-15 (8)
12 13 SENTIMENTAL STREET –•– Night Ranger (MCA / Camel)-9 (12)
13 20 NEVER SURRENDER –•– Corey Hart (EMI-America)-7 (13)
14 18 GET IT ON (Bang A Gong) –•– The Power Station (Capitol)-7 (14)
15 16 19 –•– Paul Hardcastle (Chrysalis)-8 (15)
16 10 THE GOONIES ‘R’ GOOD ENOUGH –•– Cyndi Lauper (Portrait)-10 (10)
17 21 WHO’S HOLDING DONNA NOW –•– DeBarge (Gordy)-8 (17)
18 22 PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE –•– Depeche Mode (Sire)-9 (18)
19 19 JUST AS I AM –•– Air Supply (Arista)-9 (19)
20 12 HEAVEN –•– Bryan Adams (A&M)-14 (1)

On this day in 1986: Carlos Santana celebrated his 39th birthday, and 20th anniversary in the music business, with a concert in San Francisco. Previous group members were assembled for the event, as 17 of them performed together on stage. Here’s a clip of the band about a month later in Mountain View, California.

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