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20-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 20th

On this day in 1984: Wham! started a three week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Freedom’, the duo’s second UK #1. The song was later used in a Japanese commercial for Maxell audio cassettes, with altered lyrics. Also on this day in 1984: On this day in 1984: Stevie Wonder started […]

19-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 19th

On this day in 1985: A-Ha went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Take On Me’, making them the first Norwegian group to score a U.S. #1. The song spent 27 weeks on Billboard Hot 100 chart and was ranked the #10 song for the entire year of 1985. It would spend one […]

18-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 18th

On this day in 1989: During a gig at The Los Angeles Coliseum, California, (opening for The Rolling Stones) Guns N’ Roses front man Axl Rose announced that this would be the last Guns N’ Roses concert unless the band members “got their shit together.” He was referring to their use of heroin. Also on […]

17-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 17th

On this day in 1981: Christopher Cross started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Arthur’s Theme, (Best That You Can Do)’, his second U.S. #1. This ended the NINE week run at #1 for Diana Ross & Lionel Richie’s ‘Endless Love.’ It was the main theme for the 1981 […]

16-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 16th

On this day in 1982: Culture Club appeared on U.K. TV’s Top Of The Pops  performing ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’. They were booked on the show thanks to Shakin’ Stevens being ill and not able to appear. The song became a major international hit after their memorable performance on the music TV […]

15-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 15th

On this day in 1988: Bon Jovi started a four-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their fourth release, ‘New Jersey.’ The album produced five Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 singles, the most top ten hits to date for a hard rock album. ‘Bad Medicine’ went to #1, ‘Born to Be My Baby’ went […]

14-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 14th

On this day in 1988: Def Leppard became first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive albums, with Pyromania (their third studio album released in 1983) and Hysteria, (which became the band’s best-selling album to date, selling over 20 million copies worldwide, and spawning six hit singles). Let’s take a […]

13-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 13th

On this day in 1984: Stevie Wonder started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’, his 7th U.S. #1. It was written, produced, and performed by Stevie Wonder and remains Wonder’s best-selling single to date, having topped a record 19 charts. The […]

12-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 12th

On this day in 1985: Jennifer Rush was at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Power Of Love’. The song stayed at #1 in the UK for five weeks and became the biggest selling single of the year and the biggest single ever for a woman in the UK. Celine Dion enjoyed a #1 US […]

11-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 11th

On this day in 1981: The Rolling Stones performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of a 50-date North American tour. 95 fans were arrested after trouble broke out at the venue. The tour became the largest grossing of 1981, with $50 million in ticket sales. On this day in 1986: […]

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