Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In 80s Music, July 28th

On this day in 1984: Prince began his fourth of five weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “When Doves Cry.” It would go on to be ranked the #1 song for the entire year of 1984 by Billboard Magazine on their year end chart. They would also rank it the #26 song for the entire 80s decade.

Here’s a look at the complete top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1984:

1 1 WHEN DOVES CRY –•– Prince (Warner Brothers)-9 (4 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 GHOSTBUSTERS –•– Ray Parker, Jr. (Arista)-7 (2)
3 2 DANCING IN THE DARK –•– Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)-10 (2)
4 6 STATE OF SHOCK –•– The Jacksons with Mick Jagger (Epic)-5 (4)
5 4 EYES WITHOUT A FACE –•– Billy Idol (Chrysalis)-13 (4)
6 10 INFATUATION –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-10 (6)
7 9 SAD SONGS (Say So Much) –•– Elton John (Geffen)-8 (7)
8 8 LEGS –•– ZZ Top (Warner Brothers)-11 (8)
9 16 WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT –•– Tina Turner (Capitol)-11 (9)
10 5 JUMP (For My Love) –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-14 (3)

11 13 BREAKIN’… THERE’S NO STOPPING US –•– Ollie & Jerry (Polydor)-9 (11)
12 7 ALMOST PARADISE –•– Mike Reno & Ann Wilson (Columbia)-12 (7)
13 17 I CAN DREAM ABOUT YOU –•– Dan Hartman (MCA)-13 (13)
14 11 DOCTOR! DOCTOR! –•– Thompson Twins (Arista)-10 (11)
15 18 STUCK ON YOU –•– Lionel Richie (Motown)-6 (15)
16 12 MAGIC –•– The Cars (Elektra)-11 (12)
17 15 SELF CONTROL –•– Laura Branigan (Atlantic)-16 (4)
18 22 IF EVER YOU’RE IN MY ARMS AGAIN –•– Peabo Bryson (Elektra)-12 (18)
19 25 SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT –•– Corey Hart (EMI-America)-10 (19)
20 21 PANAMA –•– Van Halen (Warner Brothers)-6 (20)

On this day in 1987: Kylie Minogue released a cover version of the Gerry Goffin and Carole King penned song ‘The Loco-Motion’ in Australia, as her debut single. Minogue had first performed the song at an impromptu performance at an Australian rules football charity event with the cast of the Australian soap opera Neighbours. The song reached #1 in Australia and the success in her home country resulted in her signing a record deal with PWL Records in London, England.

signature

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Top