Tag: 1985

08-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 8th

On this day in 1985: Tears For Fears started a two-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, the group’s first U.S. #1. In 1986, the song won Best Single at the Brit Awards. Band member and co-writer Roland Orzabal argued that the song deserved to win […]

04-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 4th

On this day in 1983: The Police started a four week run at #1 in the UK with ‘Every Breath You Take’ the group’s fifth and final #1 UK single. Taken from the bands album Synchronicity, it won Song of the Year and it won Best Pop Performance at the 1984 Grammy Awards. It would […]

01-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 1st

On this day in 1985: Prince & The Revolution started a three-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Around The World In A Day.’ ‘Around the World in a Day’ was the seventh studio album released by American recording artist Prince, and the second release where his backing band The Revolution is billed. It was released […]

25-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 25th

On this day in 1985: Dire Straits scored their second UK #1 album with ‘Brothers In Arms’, also a #1 in the U.S. and 24 other countries. ‘Brothers In Arms’ was one of the first albums to be directed at the CD market, and was a full digital recording (DDD) at a time when most […]

18-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 18th

On this day in 1985: Simple Minds went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘(Don’t You) Forget About Me’. Written by Keith Forsey (who won an Oscar for “Flashdance… What a Feeling”) and Steve Schiff (guitarist and songwriter from the Nina Hagen band), the track was featured in the 1985 American film The […]

13-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 13th

On this day in 1985: Bruce Springsteen married model and actress Julianne Phillips at Lake Oswego, Oregon. Julianne filed for divorce on Aug 30th 1988. On this day in 1989: Bon Jovi went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “I’ll Be There For You.” It would spend one week in the top spot. […]

11-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 11th

On this day in 1981: Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley passed away at age 36. In July 1977, Marley was found to have a type of malignant melanoma under the nail of a toe, Marley’s health deteriorated as the cancer spread throughout his body. Marley had the 1981 single ‘No Woman No Cry’, plus over ten other […]

04-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 4th

On this day in 1985: USA For Africa were beginning their fourth and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “We Are The World. “It would go on to be ranked the 20th biggest hit of 1985 by Billboard Magazine on their 1985 year-end chart. Here’s a look at the Top 20 […]

27-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 27th

On this day in 1985: USA for Africa started its third of four weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘We Are The World.’  It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album ‘We Are The World.’ Following Band Aid’s 1984 “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” […]

18-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 18th

On this day in 1984: Michael Jackson underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair damage done after his hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial. On this day in 1985: Wham! Became the first-ever Western pop act to have an album released in China. On this day in 1987: Aretha […]

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