Tag: 1989

07-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 7th

On this day in 1989: Paula Abdul went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Forever Your Girl’. Abdul spent sixty-four consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart before hitting #1, making it the longest time for an album to reach the number one spot. Forever Your Girl was the debut studio album for […]

05-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 5th

On this day in 1980: UK music weekly The NME had Joy Division’s ‘She’s Lost Control’ as single of the week. The song is about a girl who singer Ian Curtis worked with at a disability center. One day she didn’t come to the center and Ian later learned that she died from a epileptic seizure. […]

23-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 23rd

On this day in 1989: Milli Vanilli started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Girl I’m Gonna Miss You’, the duo’s second U.S. #1, a #2 hit in the U.K. The song also reached #1 in Canada, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands Also on this day in 1989, the […]

16-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 16th

On this day in 1985: Kate Bush released her 5th studio album ‘Hounds of Love.’ The album’s lead single, ‘Running Up That Hill’, became one of Bush’s biggest hits and the album produced three further successful singles in the U.S./U.K., ‘Cloudbusting’, ‘Hounds of Love’, and ‘The Big Sky’.  On this day in 1989: Gloria Estefan […]

12-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 12th

On this day in 1987: Michael Jackson kicked of his Bad World Tour by playing the first of three sold-out nights at Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. By the end of the 123-date tour, Jackson had played to over 4 million fans across fifteen countries. On this day in 1989: Aerosmith released ‘Pump’ their tenth […]

09-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 9th

On this day in 1989: New Kids On The Block scored their second U.S. #1 single with ‘Hangin’ Tough’, a #1 in the U.K. later in 1990. The group also went to #1 on the U.S. album chart on this day with ‘Hangin Tough’. With sales of more than 14 million copies worldwide to date, Hangin’ […]

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 […]

26-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 26th

On this day in 1987: Sonny Bono, who once said that he never voted until he was 53, announced that he was running for mayor of Palm Springs, California. He won the election in 1988 and went on to win a seat in Congress in 1996. On this day in 1989: Richard Marx was starting […]

12-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 12th

On this day in 1984: As The Olympic Games came to a close, Lionel Richie performed, ‘All Night Long’ live from Los Angeles to an estimated television audience of 2.6 billion people around the world. On this day in 1986: Prince started a run of five nights at Wembley Arena, London, his first U.K. shows […]

05-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 5th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen played the first of ten nights at the Meadowlands in New Jersey to mark the homecoming of the Born in the USA Tour. On this day in 1989: Prince went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Batdance.” it would spend one week in the top spot. […]

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