Tag: 1989

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 […]

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 […]

13-Feb

This Day In Music, February 13th

On this day in 1982: The Jam became the first band since The Beatles to play two numbers on the same edition of Top Of The Pops when they performed ‘A Town Called Malice’, and ‘Precious’. Also on this day in 1982: The marble slab was stolen from the grave of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s singer Ronnie […]

11-Feb

This Day In Music, February 11th

On this day in 1989: Paula Abdul started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Straight Up’, the first of three #1’s for Paula in 1989. ‘Straight Up’ was released off her debut album ‘Forever Your Girl.’ It is a mid-tempo dance-pop song with influence from the pop-rock and new jack swing genres. […]

04-Feb

This Day In Music, February 4th

On this day in 1984: Culture Club started a three-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Karma Chameleon’ the group’s 5th U.S. Top 10 hit. It would be the group’s biggest hit and only U.S. #1 single among their many top 10 hits. In an interview, Culture Club frontman Boy George explained: “The […]

25-Jan

This Day In Music, January 25th

On this day in 1989: Phil Collins was enjoying his first of two weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Two Hearts.’ ‘Two Hearts’ was written and produced by Phil Collins and Lamant Dozier. It reached #1 in the United States and Canada in January 1989. Released on November 7, 1988, “Two Hearts” […]

14-Jan

This Day In Music, January 14th

On this day in 1989: Bobby Brown went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘My Prerogative.” It would spend one week in the top spot. It was released on October 11, 1988, as the second single from his second solo album ‘Don’t Be Cruel.’ After recording sessions for the album were completed, Brown […]

07-Jan

This Day In Music, January 7th

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 as […]

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 […]

23-Dec

This Day In Music, December 23rd

On this day in 1989: Phil Collins started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Another Day In Paradise’, his 7th U.S. solo #1. Released as the first single from his #1 album “…But Seriously”, ‘Another Day in Paradise’ was written to bring attention to the problem of homelessness. The […]

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