Tag: 1985

30-Nov

This Day In Music, November 30th

On this day in 1982: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album was released. ‘Thriller’ was Jackson’s sixth studio album.  Reunited with ‘Off the Wall’ producer Quincy Jones, Jackson was inspired to create an album where “every song was a killer”. With the ongoing backlash against disco, Jackson moved in a new musical direction, incorporating pop, post-disco, rock and funk. ‘Thriller’ foreshadows […]

26-Nov

This Day In Music, November 26th (Turkey Day Edition)

Happy Thanksgiving from Charlie’s 80s Attic! We are thankful for all of our listeners and wish each and every one of you a terrific turkey day! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are going back to ALL of the Thanksgivings of the 80s and letting you know what the #1 song on Thanksgiving Day was […]

16-Nov

This Day In Music, November 16th

On this day in 1985: Starship started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘We Built This City.’ The song was written by Bernie Taupin, Martin Page, Dennis Lambert, and Peter Wolf and recorded by U.S. rock group Starship. It was released as the lead single off their album ‘Knee Deep […]

09-Nov

This Day In Music, November 9th

On this day in 1985: Jan Hammer went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with the ‘Miami Vice Theme’. It was first presented as part of the television broadcast of the show in September 1984, was released as a single in 1985 and peaked at the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in […]

26-Oct

This Day In Music, October 26th

On this day in 1985: Whitney Houston went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Saving All My Love For You’, also a #1 hit in the U.K. It was written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin with arrangement by Gene Page. It was originally a minor hit for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. […]

19-Oct

This Day In Music, October 19th

On this day in 1985: A-Ha went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Take On Me’, making them the first Norwegian group to score a U.S. #1. The song spent 27 weeks on Billboard Hot 100 chart and was ranked the #10 song for the entire year of 1985. The video for the […]

09-Oct

This Day In Music, October 9th

On this day in 1981: During a North American tour, The Rolling Stones played the first of two nights at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The opening act was Prince, who dressed in his controversial bikini briefs and trench coat ran off stage after 15 minutes due to the crowd booing and […]

22-Sep

This Day In Music, September 22nd

On this day in 1984: John Waite went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Missing You.’ It was released in June 1984 as the lead single from his second album, No Brakes It reached #1 on Billboard’s Album Rock Tracks chart, the Billboard Hot 100 as well as #9 on the U.K. singles chart. […]

21-Sep

This Day In Music, September 21st

On this day in 1980: During a North American tour, Bob Marley collapsed while jogging in New York’s Central Park. After hospital tests he was diagnosed as having cancer. Marley played his last ever concert two nights later at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On this day in 1985: Dire Straits went to #1 on […]

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