Tag: 1980

26-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 26th

On this day in 1980: The Rolling Stones started a seven week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Emotional Rescue’, the group’s eighth U.S. #1 album. Emotional Rescue was the first Rolling Stones album recorded following Keith Richards’ exoneration from a Toronto drug charge that could have landed him in jail for years. On this […]

25-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 25th

On this day in 1980: AC/DC released their sixth internationally released studio album ‘Back In Black’, the first AC/DC album recorded without former lead singer Bon Scott who died on February 19, 1980 at the age of 33. The album has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide to date, making it one of the […]

19-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 19th

On this day in 1980: Billy Joel started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me.” It was released as a single off his 7x Platinum ‘Glass Houses’ album. It is one of four Top 40 hits off the album. The song spent 11 […]

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 […]

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 […]

21-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 21st

On this day in 1980: Lipps Inc. were starting their fourth and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Funkytown”. ‘Funkytown’ was written by musician, composer, and record producer Steven Greenberg and sung by Cynthia Johnson. The song expresses the singer’s pining for a metaphorical place that will “keep me movin’, keep me groovin’ […]

14-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 14th

On this day in 1980: Billy Joel started a six-week run at #1 on the US album chart with ‘Glass Houses’, his second U.S. #1 album. The album features four Top 40 hits including Joel’s first song to peak at #1 on Billboard’s Pop Singles chart, ‘It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me.’ On this […]

31-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 31st

On this day in 1980: Lipps Inc. started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Funkytown.’ The song is from their debut album ‘Mouth To Mouth and was released as the album’s lead single in 1980. ‘Funkytown’ was written by musician, composer, and record producer Steven Greenberg and sung by Cynthia Johnson. The […]

24-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 24th

On this day in 1980: Genesis fans turning up at the Roxy Club box office in Los Angeles to buy tickets for a forthcoming gig on May 25, 1980, were surprised to find the band members Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford selling the tickets themselves. Here’s the gig they were selling tickets for: […]

22-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 22nd

On this day in 1980: U2 kicked off their 23 date ’11 O’Clock Tick Tock’ tour at The Hope & Anchor in London. Here’s the band on the tour in Belfast: On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder started their second of SEVEN weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with […]

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