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 […]

28-Apr

This Day In Music, April 28th

On this day in 1983: Michael Jackson started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Beat It.’ It was produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. Quincy Jones encouraged Jackson to include a rock song on the album, though Jackson had never previously shown an interest in the genre. Jackson later […]

27-Apr

This Day In Music, April 27th

On this day in 1985: A snapshot of the top ten from the U.S. singles chart 35 years ago today! What’s your favorite song in the Top 10? USA for Africa would spend one more week at #1 before Madonna’s ‘Crazy For You’ would take over the top of the chart.

26-Apr

This Day In Music, April 26th

On this day in 1980: Blondie were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Call Me’, the group’s fourth UK #1, featured in the Richard Gere movie ‘American Gigolo’, the track was also a #1 in the US where it became the band’s biggest selling single. Producer Giorgio Moroder originally asked Stevie Nicks from […]

25-Apr

This Day In Music, April 25th

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ebony And Ivory.’ This was McCartney’s 24th #1 hit single as a songwriter. The title was inspired by McCartney hearing Spike Milligan say “Black notes, white notes, you need to play the two to make harmony […]

24-Apr

This Day In Music, April 24th

On this day in 1980: Blondie was enjoying her second week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Call Me.’ ‘Call Me’ would spend a total of SIX weeks at #1 and would not give up the top spot on the charts until late May when ‘Funkytown’ by Lipps Inc. would take the top […]

23-Apr

This Day In Music, April 23rd

On this day in 1983: U2 kicked off their 48-date ‘War’ North American tour at The Carolina Concert For Children benefit in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Also on this day in 1983: David Bowie started a three week run at #1 on the UK album chart with the Nile Rodgers produced ‘Let’s Dance’, featuring the […]

22-Apr

This Day In Music, April 22nd

On this day in 1985: “We Are the World” by USA for Africa was enjoying its third week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart. It would spend one more week at #1 before giving up its top spot to Madonna’s ‘Crazy For You’ in early May. On this day in 1989: Madonna started a […]

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