Tag: 1989

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 […]

04-Mar

This Day In Music, March 4th

On this day in 1989: Debbie Gibson started a three week run 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 and published […]

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. […]

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