Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In 80s Music, August 6th

On this day in 1981: Stevie Nicks released her first solo album ‘Bella Donna’ which contained four top 40 U.S. hits. ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’, (with Tom Petty), ‘Leather and Lace’, (with Don Henley), ‘Edge of Seventeen’ and ‘After the Glitter Fades.’

On this day in 1982: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ starring Bob Geldof opened in movie theaters in New York. The film was conceived alongside the double album by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters.

On this day in 1988: ‘Appetite For Destruction’, Guns N’ Roses debut album went to #1 on the U.S. album chart., after spending 57 weeks on the chart and selling over 5 million copies. Singles from the album, ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine,’ ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ and ‘Paradise City’ were all U.S. top 10 hits. Worldwide sales now stand in excess of 30 million and the album is the best-selling debut album of all-time in the U.S., beating Boston’s debut album Boston, which has gone 17x platinum.

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

1 1 ROLL WITH IT –•– Steve Winwood – 9 (1)
2 3 HANDS TO HEAVEN –•– Breathe – 17 (2)
3 2 HOLD ON TO THE NIGHTS –•– Richard Marx – 12 (1)
4 5 MAKE ME LOSE CONTROL –•– Eric Carmen – 12 (4)
5 6 SIGN YOUR NAME –•– Terence Trent D’Arby – 11 (5)
6 8 1-2-3 –•– Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine – 10 (6)
7 10 I DON’T WANNA GO ON WITH YOU LIKE THAT –•– Elton John – 8 (7)
8 13 I DON’T WANNA LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE –•– Chicago – 10 (8)
9 4 POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME –•– Def Leppard – 16 (2)
10 16 MONKEY –•– George Michael – 5 (10)

11 14 DO YOU LOVE ME –•– The Contours – 10 (11)
12 15 JUST GOT PAID –•– Johnny Kemp – 13 (12)
13 12 PARENTS JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND –•– D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – 12 (12)
14 20 FAST CAR –•– Tracy Chapman – 10 (14)
15 21 LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY –•– Whitney Houston – 6 (15)
16 18 THE TWIST –•– The Fat Boys & Chubby Checker – 8 (16)
17 17 THE COLOUR OF LOVE –•– Billy Ocean – 11 (17)
18 25 SWEET CHILD O’ MINE –•– Guns N’ Roses – 7 (18)
19 9 RUSH HOUR –•– Jane Wiedlin – 14 (9)
20 26 SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE –•– Robert Palmer – 6 (20)

signature

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Top