Tag: 9 to 5

14-Mar

This Day In Music, March 14th

On this day in 1981: Dolly Parton returned to the #1 position on the U.S. singles chart with “9 To 5”. The song had been in the #1 position for a week in February (the 21st-27th) but then gave up the #1 position to Eddie Rabbitt’s “I Love A Rainy Night” for two weeks. Here’s […]

28-Feb

This Day In Music, February 28th

On this day in 1981: Country music star Eddie Rabbitt crossed over to the Pop chart to score a U.S. #1 hit with ‘I Love a Rainy Night’. He had earlier written the Elvis Presley smash ‘Kentucky Rain’ before having a #5 hit with ‘Drivin’ My Life Away’. “I Love a Rainy Night” was 12 years […]

21-Feb

This Day In Music, February 21st

On this day in 1981: Dolly Parton started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘9 to 5’, her first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. “9 to 5” was written for the 1980 comedy film of the same name. In addition to appearing on the film soundtrack, the song […]

07-Feb

This Day In Music, February 7th

On this day in 1981: Kool & The Gang started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Celebration’ the group’s first (and only) #1 and their 8th top 40 hit at the time. Co-founder Ronald Bell, the group’s saxophonist and musical arranger, explained the origins of the song: “The initial […]

29-Oct

This Day In Music, October 29th

On this day in 1983: Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ marked its 491st week on the Billboard album chart in the U.S., surpassing the previous record holder, ‘Johnny’s Greatest Hits’ by Johnny Mathis. When it finally fell off of the chart in October 1988, ‘Dark Side’ had set a record of 741 weeks […]

29-Apr

This Day In Music, April 29th

On this day in 1981: Sheena Easton was enjoying the #1 spot on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Morning Train (Nine to Five).’ The song would stay on top of the chart for two weeks, until ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ by Kim Carnes would take over the top spot in mid May. Early in 1981, EMI Records […]

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