08-May

This Day In Music, May 8th

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney scored his fifth UK #1 album with ‘Tug Of War’. The album featured the duet with Stevie Wonder ‘Ebony & Ivory’, which was inspired by McCartney hearing comedian Spike Milligan say “black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony, folks!”, (the ebony […]

07-May

This Day In Music, May 7th

On this day in 1983: Let’s take a look at the top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 from this day back in 1983! ‘Beat It’ by Michael Jackson was on top of the chart for the 2nd consecutive week and would spend one more week at #1 before ‘Let’s Dance’ by David Bowie […]

06-May

This Day In Music, May 6th

On this day in 1986: The Pet Shop Boys were enjoying the top spot on the U.S. singles chart with ‘West End Girls’. ‘West End Girls’ would only spend one week at #1, as Whitney Houston’s ‘Greatest Love of All’ would take the top spot on May 10th. The first version of ‘West End Girls’ […]

05-May

This Day In Music, May 5th

On this day in 1982: Vangelis was enjoying the #1 spot on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Chariots of Fire’. Vangelis ended Joan Jett’s SEVEN week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘I Love Rock ‘N Roll’. ‘Chariots of Fire’ would only spend one week at #1. On this day in 1984: […]

04-May

This Day In Music, May 4th

On this day in 1985: Madonna took over the top spot on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Crazy For You’. It would end the four week run at #1 for U.S.A. for Africa’s ‘We Are the World’ which had been #1 since mid April. ‘Crazy For You’ was recorded for the film ‘Vision Quest’ and […]

03-May

This Day In Music, May 3rd

On this day in 1980: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band started a six week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Against The Wind’. Also on this day in 1980: Dexy’s Midnight Runners were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Geno’, a song written about US soul singer Geno […]

02-May

This Day In Music, May 2nd

On this day in 1983: Spandau Ballet were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘True’, the group’s only #1. The song spent four weeks at the top of the UK chart and was a hit in 20 other countries. Parts of the original version have been sampled and used in a number of […]

01-May

This Day In Music, May 1st

On this day in 1980: The South African government banned Pink Floyd’s single ‘Another Brick In the Wall (Part 2)’ after black children adopted the song as their anthem in protest against inferior education in their country. On this day in 1984: Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood filed for bankruptcy. It was reported that the drummer had […]

30-Apr

This Day In Music, April 30th

On this day in 1984: Phil Collins was enjoying his third and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Against All Odds.’ It was recorded for the soundtrack for the 1984 movie of the same name . It is a power ballad in which its protagonist implores an ex-lover to “take a look […]

29-Apr

This Day In Music, April 29th

On this day in 1981: Sheena Easton was enjoying the #1 spot on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Morning Train (Nine to Five).’ The song would stay on top of the chart for two weeks, until ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ by Kim Carnes would take over the top spot in mid May. Early in 1981, EMI Records […]

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