Tag: 1985

23-Feb

This Day In Music, February 23rd

On this day in 1980: U2 appeared at The Moonlight Club, at The Railway Hotel in London, tickets cost £2! Here’s some vintage U2 from 1980 at The Electric Co. in London: On this day in 1985: Stevie Wonder was arrested during an anti-apartheid demonstration outside the South African Embassy in Washington; he was released […]

17-Feb

This Day In Music, February 17th

On this day in 1985: Wham! were enjoying their first of three weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Careless Whisper.’ The song features an iconic and prominent saxophone riff and has been covered by a number of artists since its first release. It was released as a single and immediately became a […]

10-Feb

This Day In Music, February 10th

On this day in 1980: Michael Jackson was enjoying his fourth a final week in the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Rock With You.” It would be ranked the #4 song for the entire year of 1980. Here’s a look at the Top 20 from this day back in 1980, the last […]

09-Feb

This Day In Music, February 9th

On this day in 1985: Madonna started a three-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Like A Virgin’. ‘Like a Virgin’ was the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna, released on November 12, 1984, by Sire Records. Following the success of her self-titled debut album, Madonna wanted to become the record […]

02-Feb

This Day In Music, February 2nd

On this day in 1985: Foreigner started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “I Want To Know What Love Is.” It was released in November 1984 as the lead single from their fifth album, ‘Agent Provocateur’. The song hit #1 in both the United Kingdom and the United States […]

28-Jan

This Day In Music, January 28th

On this day in 1983: The first Narara Music Festival was held near Somersby, NSW over the Australia Day weekend, the line-up included Men At Work, The Angels, The Church, The Choirboys, Cold Chisel and INXS.  On this day in 1984: Frankie Goes To Hollywood started a five-week run at #1 on the U.K. singles […]

11-Jan

This Day In Music, January 11th

On this day in 1985: A Brazilian rock Festival ‘Rock In Rio’ held in Rio de Janeiro, claimed to be the biggest music festival ever staged. An estimated 1,5 million people attended the festival. The festival featured; Queen, Rod Stewart, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Yes and Iron Maiden. On this day in 1986: The Pet Shop Boys […]

03-Jan

This Day In Music, January 3rd

Each year Billboard freezes their weekly charts at the very end of the year/beginning of the new year (including in the 1980s) so there isn’t a lot of “music news” from the 80s to report at the end of the year/very beginning of the year as far as songs/albums going to #1, etc. So for […]

25-Dec

This Day In Music, December 25th (Christmas Edition)

Merry Christmas to all! We thank you so much for listening to Charlie’s 80s Attic, for following us on Facebook and for stopping by and visiting charlies80sattic.com! We wish you, your family and your friends and very Happy Holiday! In the spirit of Christmas Day, we present you with the #1 songs from every Christmas […]

21-Dec

This Day In Music, December 21st

On this day in 1985: Bruce Springsteen’s album, ‘Born in the USA’ passed Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ to become the second longest-lasting album on the Billboard U.S. Top 10. It stayed there for 79 weeks. Only ‘The Sound of Music’ with Julie Andrews lasted longer at 109 weeks. ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ is the seventh studio album by […]

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