Tag: 1986

11-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 11th

On this day in 1981: The Rolling Stones performed at the Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of a 50-date North American tour. 95 fans were arrested after trouble broke out at the venue. The tour became the largest grossing of 1981, with $50 million in ticket sales. On this day in 1986: […]

27-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 27th

On this day in 1980: David Bowie scored his fourth U.K. #1 album with his fourteenth studio album ‘Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps).’ The album featured the singles ‘Ashes to Ashes’ and ‘Fashion’. On this day in 1986: The Beatles’ track ‘Twist and Shout’ re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 over twenty-five years after it first […]

20-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 20th

On this day in 1986: Huey Lewis and the News started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Stuck With You’, a #12 hit in the U.K. ‘Stuck With You’ was the first single from the band’s fourth album, Fore! The song was the band’s second #1 on the Billboard […]

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 […]

11-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 11th

On this day in 1982: Chicago started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Hard To Say I’m Sorry’, the group’s second U.S. #1 hit. “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” was written by bassist Peter Cetera, who also sang lead on the track, and producer David Foster, for the group Chicago. It was […]

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. […]

30-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 30th

On this day in 1980: Christopher Cross went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Sailing.” It would spend one week in the top spot. It was released in June 1980 as the second single from his self-titled debut album. The song was a huge success in the United States, reaching #1 on the […]

19-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 19th

On this day in 1983: The Police were enjoying their 6th consecutive week at #1 on the U.S. Singles Chart with ‘Every Breath You Take.’ Written by Sting, the single was the biggest U.S. and U.K. hit of 1983, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight weeks (the band’s only #1 hit on that chart), and […]

18-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 18th

On this day in 1983: The Police, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and R.E.M. (their biggest gig to date) all appeared in concert at Shea Stadium, New York City. On this day in 1984: George Michael was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with his first solo single ‘Careless Whisper.’ It made George the first […]

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