Tag: 1985

16-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 16th

On this day in 1985: Kate Bush released her 5th studio album ‘Hounds of Love.’ The album’s lead single, ‘Running Up That Hill’, became one of Bush’s biggest hits and the album produced three further successful singles in the U.S./U.K., ‘Cloudbusting’, ‘Hounds of Love’, and ‘The Big Sky’.  On this day in 1989: Gloria Estefan […]

13-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 13th

On this day in 1985: ‘We Are The World’ won Best Group Video and the Viewer’s Choice at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Don Henley’s ‘The Boys Of Summer’ video won four VMAs, including Best Video. Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’ won for Best Male Video and Tina Turner won Best Female […]

07-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 7th

On this day in 1985: David Bowie and Mick Jagger were at #1 on the U.K. singes chart with their version of the Martha and The Vandellas 1964 hit ‘Dancing In The Street.’ The song had been recorded as part of the Live Aid charity appeal. The original plan was to perform a track together live, […]

06-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 6th

On this day in 1980: Diana Ross started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Upside Down.” “Upside Down” was written and produced by Chic members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. It was recorded by American singer Diana Ross. The song was issued from Motown as the lead single in 1980, from her […]

31-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 31st

On this day in 1984: ‘Purple Rain’ the movie-starring Prince opened at cinemas across the U.K. with special late night previews. The film grossed more than $80 million at the box office and became a cult classic. On this day in 1985: Brothers In Arms’ by Dire Straits started a nine-week run at #1 on the U.S. […]

24-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 24th

On this day in 1981: Mark Chapman was given a 20 year jail sentence for the murder of John Lennon. The 25 year old had shot Lennon five times at close range on December 8th, 1980 in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City. Over the next few months, Chapman would claim […]

14-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 14th

On this day in 1985: Michael Jackson won a bid over Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney to secure the ATV Music Publishing catalog. At $47.5 million, he gained the rights to more than 250 songs written by Lennon and McCartney. McCartney had been negotiating with Yoko Ono, who had decided to withdraw her side of […]

10-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 10th

On this day in 1985: Canadian singer and guitarist Bryan Adams scored his first U.S. #1 album with ‘Reckless.’ Six singles were released from the album: ‘Run To You’, ‘Somebody’, ‘Heaven’, ‘Summer of ’69’, ‘One Night Love Affair’, and ‘It’s Only Love’. All six singles made the top 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, which until […]

03-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 3rd

On this day in 1985: Tears For Fears started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Shout’, the duo’s second U.S. #1. The song was released as the second single from their second studio album, Songs From the Big Chair on November 19, 1984.  “Shout” would become one of the most […]

27-Jul

This Day in 80s Music, July 27th

On this day in 1985: Paul Young went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with his version of the Daryl Hall song ‘Every Time You Go Away’. “Everytime You Go Away” is a song written and composed by Daryl Hall. It was first recorded in 1980 by the American duo Hall & Oates but was not […]

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