Category: Charlie’s 80s Blog

05-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 5th

On this day in 1986: Janet Jackson started a two-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Control’. The album featured the hit singles: ‘What Have You Done for Me Lately’, ‘Nasty’, ‘Control’, ‘When I Think of You’, and ‘Let’s Wait Awhile’. Also on this day in 1986: Billy Ocean went to #1 […]

04-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 4th

On this day in 1986: The second Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Manor Downs Racetrack, Manor, Texas. Held to raise money for family farmers in the U.S., the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Alabama, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, […]

03-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 3rd

On this day in 1982: British synthpop group The Human League went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Don’t You Want Me.” It would spend three weeks in the top spot. It was released on November 27, 1981 as the fourth single from their third studio album ‘Dare.’ The band’s best known and […]

02-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 2nd

On this day in 1983: Rod Stewart started a three week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Baby Jane’, his sixth and final UK #1. On the U.S. singles chart, Irene Cara was starting her sixth and final week at #1 with “Flashdance…What A Feeling” on this day back in 1983. Here’s […]

01-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 1st

On this day in 1983: A New Jersey-based quintet calling themselves Bon Jovi signed to Phonogram’s Mercury records, although they had also been considering the name Johnny Electric. The group have since sold over 130 million records worldwide, and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. On this […]

30-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 30th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’ peaked at #2 on the U.S. singles chart, the first of seven singles from his seventh studio album Born In The U.S.A. which all hit the U.S. Top 10. The video was shot at the Saint Paul Civic Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and […]

29-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 29th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen kicked off the first leg of his Born in the USA Tour with a three night run at the Civic Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Springsteen would play a total of 156 shows ending on October 2, 1985 in Los Angeles. On this day in 1985: David Bowie […]

28-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 28th

On this day in 1980: Paul McCartney & Wings started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ” Coming Up.” It became one of the few ‘live’ recordings to reach the top of Billboard’s Hot 100. American disc jockeys preferred it to the studio version on the flip side of […]

27-Jun

Charlie’s 80s Attic July 4th Holiday Weekend Schedule

Happy Independence Day Weekend! Here’s our Holiday Weekend programming schedule: Friday July 2nd: 1pm-4pm (eastern): Top 40 Songs on The Billboard Hot 100 from 7/4/86 (first play) 4pm-5pm (eastern): Charlie’s On Air getting you set up for the Holiday Weekend 5pm-6pm (eastern): Friday Afternoon Happy Hour 6pm-7pm (eastern): 80s Megamix Saturday July 3rd: 1pm-4pm (eastern) […]

27-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 27th

On this day in 1981: Kim Carnes returned to the #1 spot on the U.S. singles chart with “Bette Davis Eyes.” It was #1 for five consecutive weeks beginning May 16th 1981. It gave up the top spot on June 20th to the “Stars On 45 Medley” by Stars on 45. It returned to #1 […]

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