Tag: Academy Award


This Day In Music, November 28th

On this day in 1987: Taken from the film ‘Dirty Dancing’, the Jennifer Warnes’ duet with Bill Medley ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart. The song has won a number of awards, including an Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Golden Globe Award for Best […]


This Day In Music, November 6th

On this day in 1982: Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with a song taken from the film ‘An Officer And A Gentleman’, ‘Up Where We Belong’. The song was written by Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Will Jennings and recorded by Joe Cocker […]


This Day In Music, September 13th

On this day in 1985: ‘We Are The World’ won Best Group Video and the Viewer’s Choice at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Don Henley’s ‘The Boys Of Summer’ video won four VMAs, including Best Video. Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’ won for Best Male Video and Tina Turner won Best Female […]


This Day In Music, August 25th

On this day in 1984: Ray Parker Jr. was enjoying his third and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with his song “Ghostbusters”. “Ghostbusters” was written by Ray Parker Jr. as the theme to the film of the same name starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. Debuting at number 68 […]


This Day In Music, August 15th

On this day in 1981: Diana Ross and Lionel Richie started a nine week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Endless Love’, a #7 hit in the U.K. The song was the title from a film starring Brooke Shields. Ross and Richie recorded the song for Motown, and it was used as […]