Tag: 1988

15-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 15th

On this day in 1988: Bon Jovi started a four-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their fourth release, ‘New Jersey.’ The album produced five Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 singles, the most top ten hits to date for a hard rock album. ‘Bad Medicine’ went to #1, ‘Born to Be My Baby’ went […]

14-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 14th

On this day in 1988: Def Leppard became first act in chart history to sell seven million copies of two consecutive albums, with Pyromania (their third studio album released in 1983) and Hysteria, (which became the band’s best-selling album to date, selling over 20 million copies worldwide, and spawning six hit singles). Let’s take a […]

08-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 8th

On this day in 1988: Def Leppard went to #1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with “Love Bites.” It is Def Leppard’s only #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 to date. It would spend one week in the top spot. When Robert John “Mutt” Lange originally brought the song to the band’s attention, it […]

01-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 1st

On this day in 1981: The Pretenders were forced to cancel the last leg of a US tour after drummer Martin Chambers put his hand through a windowpane, cutting tendons and arteries. On this day in 1983: Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with the […]

24-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 24th

On this day in 1983: Billy Joel went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Tell Her About It’, the ‘Piano Man’s’ second U.S. #1, a #4 hit in the U.K. In the lyrics of the song, the singer exhorts a young man to tell the woman he loves how he feels about her […]

10-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 10th

On this day in 1983: Former Stevie Wonder guitarist Michael Sembello, started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Maniac’. The track was featured in the film ‘Flashdance’. The song was written by Dennis Matkosky and its performer Michael Sembello. The original idea for the song came to Matkosky while watching […]

02-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 2nd

On this day in 1988: The Human Rights Now! world tour kicked off at Wembley Stadium London with Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssu n’Dour. Taking in five continents and claiming to be the most ambitious rock tour in history. Human Rights Now! was a worldwide tour of twenty benefit concerts on behalf of […]

27-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 27th

On this day in 1988: George Michael started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Monkey.’ “Monkey” became George Michael’s sixth solo single reaching #1 in the US, and the fourth single to do so from the ‘Faith’ album. George Michael joined Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston as three artists […]

20-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 20th

On this day in 1983: Madness, Joan Jett, The Police and R.E.M. all appeared in concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. On this day in 1988: Steve Winwood went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with his fifth solo album ‘Roll With It’. The title cut also topped the U.S. singles charts. The success of […]

06-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 6th

On this day in 1981: Stevie Nicks released her first solo album ‘Bella Donna’ which contained four top 40 U.S. hits. ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’, (with Tom Petty), ‘Leather and Lace’, (with Don Henley), ‘Edge of Seventeen’ and ‘After the Glitter Fades.’ On this day in 1982: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ starring Bob Geldof opened […]

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