Tag: 1987

22-Feb

This Day In Music, February 22nd

On this day in 1981: One Hit Wonder Joe Dolce was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Shaddap You Face,’ famously keeping the legendary Ultravox song, Vienna, out of the U.K. #1 slot. ‘Shaddap You Face’ went to #1 in 11 countries with over 35 different foreign language cover versions, selling over 4 […]

14-Feb

This Day In Music, February 14th

Happy Valentine’s Day to all! We hope you enjoy it! On this day in 1981: Kool & The Gang started their second and final week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Celebration,” It remains the only Kool & The Gang song to ever reach #1 on the Hot 100. It would be ranked […]

07-Feb

This Day In Music, February 7th

On this day in 1981: Kool & The Gang started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Celebration’ the group’s first (and only) #1 and their 8th top 40 hit at the time. Co-founder Ronald Bell, the group’s saxophonist and musical arranger, explained the origins of the song: “The initial […]

24-Jan

This Day In Music, January 24th

On this day in 1981: Adam and the Ants started a 10-week run at #1 on the U.K. album chart with their album ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’. ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ is the second album by English new wave band Adam and the Ants. It was released in November 1980 by CBS Records International. […]

18-Jan

This Day In Music, January 18th

On this day in 1987: Gregory Abbott was at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Shake You Down.’ It would spend only one week in the top spot. ‘Shake You Down’ was released in August 1986 as the lead single and title track from his debut album ‘Shake You Down.’ It became Abbott’s biggest […]

05-Jan

This Day In Music, January 5th

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 […]

12-Dec

This Day In Music, December 12th

On this day in 1981: The Human League had their only U.K. #1 single with ‘Don’t You Want Me.’ The Christmas #1 hit of 1981 in the U.K., the biggest U.K. seller of 1981 and Virgin Records’ first #1 U.K. single. It would spend five weeks at #1 in the U.K. The group’s singer Phil […]

05-Dec

This Day In Music, December 5th

On this day in 1987: Belinda Carlisle went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Heaven Is a Place on Earth’. The ex Go-Go’s member’s first and only solo #1. The song was released as the lead single from her second solo album ‘Heaven on Earth’ on September 14, 1987, and it reached #1 on […]

28-Nov

This Day In Music, November 28th

On this day in 1987: Taken from the film ‘Dirty Dancing’, the Jennifer Warnes’ duet with Bill Medley ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart. The song has won a number of awards, including an Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Golden Globe Award for Best […]

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