Category: Charlie’s 80s Blog


This Day In 80s Music, November 27th

On this day in 1981: The British Phonographic industry placed advertisements in the press claiming that ‘home taping was wiping out music’. The Boomtown Rats, 10cc, Elton John and Cliff Richard all backed the campaign. On this day in 1982: Lionel Richie went to #1 in the U.S. with ‘Truly’. “Truly” is the debut solo single […]


Holiday Weekend Programming Schedule In Charlie’s 80s Attic

Here’s your Thanksgiving Weekend programming schedule here in the attic: Friday November 26th: 1pm-4pm (eastern): Charlie, Kari & Joe count down the Top 40 songs of the year 1980! (first airing) 4pm-5pm (eastern): Charlie’s on air 5pm-6pm (eastern): It’s our Friday Afternoon Happy Hour 6pm-7pm (eastern): We officially kick off the holiday season with an […]


Happy Thanksgiving From Charlie’s 80s Attic!

Happy Thanksgiving from Charlie’s 80s Attic! We are thankful for all of our listeners and wish each and every one of you a terrific day! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are going back to ALL of the Thanksgivings of the 80s and letting you know what the #1 song on Thanksgiving Day was from […]


This Day In 80s Music, November 25th

On this day in 1984: The cream of the British pop world gathered at S.A.R.M. Studios, London to record the historic ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ The single, which was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, featured Paul Young, Bono, Boy George, Sting and George Michael. It went on to sell over three million copies […]


This Day In 80s Music, November 24th

On this day in 1983: The Irish group The Undertones split up. Lead singer Feargal Sharkey went on to have a #1 U.K. single as a solo artist with ‘A Good Heart’ and later worked in A&R for various record labels, and later became the head of U.K. Music, an umbrella organization representing the collective […]


This Day In 80s Music, November 23rd

On this day in 1987: Billy Idol was enjoying his first and only week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Mony Mony.’ Billy Idol knocked Tiffany from the #1 spot on the U.S. singles chart with his version of the Tommy James song. Tiffany had been at #1 for two weeks with another […]


This Day In 80s Music, November 22nd

On this day in 1986: The Human League went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Human.” It would spend one week in the top spot. “Human” was released as the first single from their 1986 album ‘Crash’. The track, which deals with the subject of infidelity, was written and produced by Jimmy Jam […]


This Day In 80s Music, November 21st

On this day in 1980: Don Henley was arrested after a naked 16-year old girl was found at his home in Los Angeles suffering from a drug over-dose. He was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of marijuana, cocaine, and Quaaludes. He received a $2,000 fine with two years probation. […]


This Day In 80s Music, November 20th

On this day in 1984: A large crowd of fans watched the unveiling of a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star for Michael Jackson in front of Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Jackson became star number 1,793 on the famed walk. Let’s take a look at all the #1 hits on the U.S. singles chart on November […]


This Day In 80s Music, November 19th

On this day in 1988: Bon Jovi started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with lead single from the band’s album New Jersey, ‘Bad Medicine’, which became the group’s third U.S. #1. The song is highlighted by a near constant keyboard playing by David Bryan that is well defined in the […]