Tag: 1989

29-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 29th

On this day in 1989: Martika started her second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Toy Soldiers.” Martika wrote the song about a friend who was battling a cocaine addiction. “I was a little hesitant because I had only written two songs before and they were light songs. I came […]

22-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 22nd

On this day in 1989: Former actress Martika started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Toy Soldiers’, a #5 hit in the U.K. Martika wrote the song about a friend who was battling a cocaine addiction. “I was a little hesitant because I had only written two songs before […]

15-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 15th

On this day in 1989: Simply Red scored their second U.S. #1 single with ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, a 1973 hit for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. It would spend one week in the top spot. “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” is a song written by Kenny Gamble and Leon […]

08-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 8th

On this day in 1989: Fine Young Cannibals went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Good Thing.” It would spend one week in the top spot. It was the second single from their album from ‘The Raw & The Cooked.’ The song was their second U.S. #1, topping the Billboard Hot 100 July […]

01-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 1st

On this day in 1983: A New Jersey-based quintet calling themselves Bon Jovi signed to Phonogram’s Mercury records, although they had also been considering the name Johnny Electric. The group have since sold over 130 million records worldwide, and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. On this […]

24-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 24th

On this day in 1989: Richard Marx went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Satisfied.’ It would spend one week in the top spot. “Satisfied” was the lead single from Richard Marx’s highly anticipated second album, ‘Repeat Offender’. Heavy radio, video and retail attention led to the single’s #39 debut on the Billboard Hot […]

17-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 17th

On this day in 1987: Florida real estate agent Vittoria Holman sued Motley Crue and their concert promoter for hearing loss allegedly incurred at a concert in December 1985. Holman and her daughter had front row seats less than 10 feet from the speakers. The case was settled out of court with the band’s insurance […]

10-Jun

This Day in 80s Music, June 10th

On this day in 1989: Bette Midler went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Wind Beneath My Wings.” It would spend one week in the top spot. The song was written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley. The song was first recorded by Kamahl in 1982 for a country and western album he […]

03-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 3rd

On this day in 1989: Michael Damian went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Rock On.’ It would spend one week in the top spot. “Rock On” is a song written by English singer David Essex. Originally recorded in 1973 and released as a single by Essex, it became an international hit. In […]

27-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 27th

On this day in 1988: Def Leppard kicked off the third leg of their North American Hysteria world tour at George M. Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, Alaska. On this day in 1989: Paula Abdul started her second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Forever Your Girl.’ It would be ranked […]

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