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This Day in 80s Music, July 27th

On this day in 1985: Paul Young went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with his version of the Daryl Hall song ‘Every Time You Go Away’.

“Everytime You Go Away” is a song written and composed by Daryl Hall. It was first recorded in 1980 by the American duo Hall & Oates but was not released as a single. The song became an international hit, with altered word-spacing in the title, when covered by English singer Paul Young in 1985.  Young’s version reached #1 in the U.S. and #4in the UK. There have also been several other versions of this song.

The original version of “Everytime You Go Away” appeared on Hall & Oates’ 1980 studio album, Voices, although it was not released as a single. Hall & Oates also recorded it for their 1985 concert album Live At the Apollo.

English singer Paul Young recorded a cover version of the song titled “Every Time You Go Away” for his studio album The Secret of Association. Young’s version hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 27, 1985, and was one of two top 10 hits Young had on the U.S. pop singles chart (the second being Paul Young’s 1990 cover of “Oh Girl” by the Chi-Lites). “Every Time You Go Away” also topped the U.S. adult contemporary for two weeks. 

Here’s a look at the Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1985:

1 3 EVERYTIME YOU GO AWAY –•– Paul Young (Columbia)-12 (1 Week at #1) (1)
2 9 SHOUT –•– Tears For Fears (Mercury)-7 (2)
3 4 YOU GIVE GOOD LOVE –•– Whitney Houston (Arista)-12 (3)
4 1 A VIEW TO A KILL –•– Duran Duran (Capitol)-11 (1)
5 7 IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY SET THEM FREE –•– Sting (A&M)-8 (5)
6 8 GLORY DAYS –•– Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)-9 (6)
7 2 RASPBERRY BERET –•– Prince & The Revolution (Paisley Park)-11 (2)
8 12 SENTIMENTAL STREET –•– Night Ranger (MCA / Camel)-10 (8)
9 13 NEVER SURRENDER –•– Corey Hart (EMI-America)-8 (9)
10 14 GET IT ON (Bang A Gong) –•– The Power Station (Capitol)-8 (10)

11 6 THE SEARCH IS OVER –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-15 (4)
12 11 VOICES CARRY –•– ‘Til Tuesday (Epic)-16 (8)
13 5 SUSSUDIO –•– Phil Collins (Atlantic)-12 (1)
14 17 WHO’S HOLDING DONNA NOW –•– DeBarge (Gordy)-9 (14)
15 15 19 –•– Paul Hardcastle (Chrysalis)-9 (15)
16 21 POWER OF LOVE –•– Huey Lewis & The News (Chrysalis)-5 (16)
17 18 PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE –•– Depeche Mode (Sire)-10 (17)
18 10 WOULD I LIE TO YOU? –•– Eurythmics (RCA)-14 (5)
19 24 FREEWAY OF LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Arista)-6 (19)
20 22 YOU SPIN ME ROUND (Like A Record) –•– Dead Or Alive (Epic)-9 (20)

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