Tag: 1982

24-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 24th

On this day in 1982: Survivor started a six week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Eye Of The Tiger’, taken from the film ‘Rocky III’. Also #1 in the U.K. Survivor won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance for the song. The song was released as a single from their […]

17-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 17th

On this day in 1982: Irene Cara was at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Fame’, which was based on the hit TV series about a New York drama school. Cara (who played the role of Coco Hernandez in the original movie) won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

26-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 26th

On this day in 1982: American singer and One Hit Wonder Charlene was at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I’ve Never Been To Me’. The song was recorded in 1976 and was reissued by Motown records in 1982 by which time Charlene had moved to England and was working in a sweet shop […]

19-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 19th

On this day in 1982: Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney started their SIXTH week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Ebony And Ivory’. The song gave McCartney his 24th U.S. #1 as a songwriter. The title was inspired by McCartney hearing Spike Milligan say “black notes, white notes, and you need to play the […]

16-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 16th

On this day in 1982: Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott died following sustained cocaine and heroin addiction. During the mid-1970s, Honeyman-Scott met future Pretenders bandmate Pete Farndon while the bassist was playing with Cold River Lady in Hereford (Melody Maker, 1979). In 1978, Farndon recruited Honeyman-Scott for a series of Pretenders rehearsals and recording sessions, and he officially […]

12-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 12th

On this day in 1982: Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Gary ‘US’ Bonds all appeared at a rally for nuclear disarmament in Central Park, New York to over 450,000 fans. Also on this day in 1982: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder started their fifth of SEVEN weeks at #1 on the […]

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