Tag: 1989

13-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 13th

On this day in 1985: Bruce Springsteen married model and actress Julianne Phillips at Lake Oswego, Oregon. Julianne filed for divorce on Aug 30th 1988. On this day in 1989: Bon Jovi went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “I’ll Be There For You.” It would spend one week in the top spot. […]

06-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 6th

On this day in 1989: Madonna began her third and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Like A Prayer.’ it would be ranked the #25 song of 1989 on Billboard’s year end chart. The song is the title track of Madonna’s fourth studio album ‘Like A Prayer.’ Madonna worked with Stephen […]

29-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 29th

On this day in 1980: Black Sabbath began their first tour with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who had replaced Ozzy Osbourne. On this day in 1989: Madonna started her second of three weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Like A Prayer.” It would be ranked the #25 song for the entire year […]

22-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 22nd

On this day in 1989: Madonna started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Like A Prayer’, the singer’s seventh U.S. #1, also a #1 in the UK. ‘Like A Prayer’ is the title track from her album ‘Like A Prayer’ and it was released as the album’s lead single on […]

15-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 15th

On this day in 1982: Billy Joel was reported to be in ”quite good” condition after major surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. The singer broke his left wrist when his 1978 Harley Davidson hit a car on Long Island, New York. The hospital switchboard was jammed with calls from his fans, […]

08-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 8th

On this day in 1989: Roxette went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘The Look.’ It would spend one week in the top spot. ‘The Look’ was released in early 1989 as the fourth single from their second studio album ‘Look Sharp!’ It became an international hit, and was one of the most […]

01-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 1st

On this day back in 1984: Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father at his parent’s home in Los Angeles, California. The argument started after his parents squabbled over misplaced business documents, Gaye attempted to intervene, and was killed by his father using a gun he had given him four months before. Marvin Sr. was […]

25-Mar

This Day In Music, March 25th

On this day in 1983: Motown Records celebrated its 25th anniversary with a concert in Pasadena, featuring; The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Martha Reeves, Jr. Walker, The Commodores, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and The Jackson 5. Michael Jackson would introduce his “moonwalk” dance at the concert while performing ‘Billie Jean.” On […]

18-Mar

This Day In Music, March 18th

On this day in 1989: Debbie Gibson was starting her third and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Lost In Your Eyes.” “Lost in Your Eyes” was the sixth single from American singer-songwriter, Debbie Gibson, and the first from her second album, ‘Electric Youth’. The song was written by Gibson in late 1987 […]

13-Mar

This Day In Music, March 13th

On this day in 1982: The J. Geils Band started their sixth and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Centerfold’. It would be ranked the #11 song of the entire 80s decade by Billboard Magazine. Here’s a look at the complete Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day […]

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