Charlie's 80s Blog

This Day In 80s Music, September 12th

On this day in 1987: Michael Jackson kicked of his Bad World Tour by playing the first of three sold-out nights at Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. By the end of the 123-date tour, Jackson had played to over 4 million fans across fifteen countries.

On this day in 1989: Aerosmith released ‘Pump’ their tenth studio album which featured the hit singles: ‘Love In An Elevator’, ‘The Other Side’ and ‘Janie’s Got a Gun’. Aerosmith found themselves in a legal bind after a small rock band named Pump sued Aerosmith’s management company for service mark infringement. Aerosmith won the case.

Here’s what was happening on the U.S. singles chart on this day back in 1989:

1 3 HANGIN’ TOUGH –•– New Kids On The Block – 9 (1)
2 1 COLD HEARTED –•– Paula Abdul – 12 (1)
3 4 DON’T WANNA LOSE YOU –•– Gloria Estefan – 10 (3)
4 6 HEAVEN –•– Warrant – 8 (4)
5 2 RIGHT HERE WAITING –•– Richard Marx – 10 (1)
6 8 SHOWER ME WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Surface – 11 (6)
7 12 GIRL I’M GONNA MISS YOU –•– Milli Vanilli – 6 (7)
8 5 ANGEL EYES –•– Jeff Healey Band – 13 (5)
9 11 IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME –•– Cher – 10 (9)
10 13 18 AND LIFE –•– Skid Row – 10 (10)

11 14 KEEP ON MOVIN’ –•– Soul II Soul – 12 (11)
12 7 SECRET RENDEZVOUS –•– Karyn White – 16 (6)
13 9 THE END OF THE INNOCENCE –•– Don Henley – 12 (8)
14 20 CHERISH –•– Madonna – 4 (14)
15 10 FRIENDS –•– Jody Watley with Eric B. & Rakim – 13 (9)
16 19 ONE –•– Bee Gees – 7 (16)
17 22 KISSES ON THE WIND –•– Neneh Cherry – 8 (17)
18 15 ON OUR OWN –•– Bobby Brown – 14 (2)
19 21 TALK IT OVER –•– Grayson Hugh – 12 (19)
20 23 SOUL PROVIDER –•– Michael Bolton – 11 (20)

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