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This Day In 80s Music, July 31st

On this day in 1980: During an Eagles concert at Long Beach, California, tempers boiled over between Glen Frey and Don Felder, who spent the entire show describing to each other the beating each planned to administer backstage. “Only three more songs until I kick your ass, pal,” Frey told Felder. The group’s next album was mixed by Frey and Felder on opposite coasts after the two decided they couldn’t bear to be in the same state, let alone the same studio.

On this day in 1982: Survivor’s album ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ was at #1 on the U.S. Hot 200 album chart. The song, which was commissioned by actor Sylvester Stallone for the theme for the movie Rocky III, received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song and go on to sell over five million copies. The song “Eye of the Tiger” was beginning its second of six weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart on this day back in 1982.

Here’s a look at the complete Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day back in 1982:

1 1 EYE OF THE TIGER –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 ROSANNA –•– Toto (Columbia)-16 (2)
3 3 HURTS SO GOOD –•– John Cougar (Riva)-15 (3)
4 4 HOLD ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-7 (4)
5 6 ABRACADABRA –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-10 (5)
6 11 HARD TO SAY I’M SORRY –•– Chicago (Full Moon)-9 (6)
7 7 DON’T YOU WANT ME –•– The Human League (A&M)-22 (1)
8 14 EVEN THE NIGHTS ARE BETTER –•– Air Supply (Arista)-8 (8)
9 9 ONLY THE LONELY –•– The Motels (Capitol)-15 (9)
10 10 KEEP THE FIRE BURNIN’ –•– REO Speedwagon (Epic)-8 (10)

11 5 LET IT WHIP –•– The Dazz Band (Motown)-15 (5)
12 8 TAINTED LOVE –•– Soft Cell (Sire)-29 (8)
13 16 WASTED ON THE WAY –•– Crosby, Stills and Nash (Atlantic)-6 (13)
14 12 LOVE’S BEEN A LITTLE BIT HARD ON ME –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-13 (7)
15 22 VACATION –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-5 (15)
16 13 DO I DO –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (13)
17 15 CAUGHT UP IN YOU –•– 38 Special (A&M)-14 (10)
18 23 TAKE IT AWAY –•– Paul McCartney (Columbia)-4 (18)
19 19 STILL THEY RIDE –•– Journey (Columbia)-11 (19)
20 20 PERSONALLY –•– Karla Bonoff (Columbia)-14 (20)

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