Tag: 1988

23-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 23rd

On this day in 1983: The Police kicked off the North American leg of their Synchronicity 107-date world tour at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois. The Police also went to #1 on the US album chart with ‘Synchronicity’, which spent a total of seventeen weeks at #1. On this day in 1984: The Cars released ‘Drive’ […]

16-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 16th

On this day in 1981: U.S. singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, who had success in the 70s with ‘Taxi’, ‘W-O-L-D’ and the #1 hit ‘Cats In The Cradle’, was killed at age 38, suffering a cardiac arrest while driving on the Long Island Expressway in New York. His car was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer, causing […]

14-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 14th

On this day in 1982: The movie premier for Pink Floyd’s The Wall was held at The Empire, Leicester Square, London, England. The film which centers around a confined rocker named Floyd “Pink” Pinkerton earned $22 million in its first year and won two British Academy Awards. On this day in 1986: Madonna was at #1 […]

09-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 9th

On this day in 1983: The Police started an EIGHT week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Every Breath You Take’ also #1 in the U.K. Taken from the bands album ‘Synchronicity’, it won Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance at the 1984 Grammy Awards. It would […]

02-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 2nd

On this day in 1983: Rod Stewart started a three week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Baby Jane’, his sixth and final UK #1. On the U.S. singles chart, Irene Cara was starting her sixth and final week at #1 with “Flashdance…What A Feeling” on this day back in 1983. Here’s […]

25-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 25th

On this day in 1984: Prince released his sixth studio album Purple Rain, the first to feature his band the Revolution, and the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name. The first two singles from the album, ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, topped the US singles charts, and were hits around […]

13-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 13th

On this day in 1987: Atlantic Starr went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Always.” It would spend one week in the top spot. The track was the second single from the group’s seventh studio album ‘All In the Name of Love.’ The single peaked at #1 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot […]

11-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 11th

On this day in 1988: Nelson Mandella’s 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London, featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Eric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion. […]

04-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 4th

On this day in 1983: The Police started a four week run at #1 in the UK with ‘Every Breath You Take’ the group’s fifth and final #1 UK single. Taken from the bands album Synchronicity, it won Song of the Year and it won Best Pop Performance at the 1984 Grammy Awards. It would […]

28-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 28th

On this day in 1983: Irene Cara started a SIX week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Flashdance…What A Feeling.’ The song is from the 1983 film ‘Flashdance’ and was written by Giorgio Moroder (music), Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (lyrics), and performed by Cara. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May […]

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