15-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 15th

On this day in 1989: Simply Red scored their second U.S. #1 single with ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, a 1973 hit for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. It would spend one week in the top spot. “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” is a song written by Kenny Gamble and Leon […]

14-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 14th

On this day in 1982: The movie premier for Pink Floyd’s The Wall was held at The Empire, Leicester Square, London, England. The film which centers around a confined rocker named Floyd “Pink” Pinkerton earned $22 million in its first year and won two British Academy Awards. On this day in 1986: Madonna was at #1 […]

13-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 13th

On this day in 1985: At 12:01, Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars crop took part in the worldwide event, The TV broadcast was transmitted to 1.5 billion people in 160 countries which made it the biggest live […]

12-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 12th

On this day in 1980: Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra had the UK #1 single with ‘Xanadu’, taken from the film of the same name. It gave Olivia Newton-John her third UK #1 single. On this day in 1986: Simply Red scored their first U.S. #1 single with ‘Holding Back The Years’. Simply […]

11-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 11th

On this day in 1981: The Specials had their second and final UK #1 single with ‘Ghost Town’. Despite being a song about Coventry, the band chose to film the video of themselves driving a Vauxhall Cresta around some empty London streets. On this day in 1982: Phil Collen, former guitarist with the glam rock […]

10-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 10th

On this day in 1982: The Human League started their second of three weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Don’t You Want Me.” It was the fourth single released off their third studio album ‘Dare.’ It would be ranked the #6 song for the entire year of 1982 by Billboard Magazine on […]

09-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 9th

On this day in 1983: The Police started an EIGHT week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Every Breath You Take’ also #1 in the U.K. Taken from the bands album ‘Synchronicity’, it won Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance at the 1984 Grammy Awards. It would […]

08-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 8th

On this day in 1989: Fine Young Cannibals went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Good Thing.” It would spend one week in the top spot. It was the second single from their album from ‘The Raw & The Cooked.’ The song was their second U.S. #1, topping the Billboard Hot 100 July […]

07-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 7th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Born In The USA’. The album went on to spend a total of 139 weeks on the U.S. album chart. Its also one of three albums (along with Michael Jackson’s Thriller, & Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814) to produce […]

06-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 6th

On this day in 1984: The Jacksons kicked off their North American Victory tour at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City. Over 2 million people attended the 55 concerts which grossed over $75 million. Michael Jackson donated $5 million of the proceeds to various charities. On this day in 1985: Phil Collins went to #1 on the U.S. […]

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