Tag: Bad

24-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 24th

On this day in 1987: Michael Jackson started a two week run at #1 on the U.S singles chart with ‘Bad’, a #3 hit in the U.K. The music video for ‘Bad’, was directed by Martin Scorsese and co-starred Wesley Snipes… one of the first appearances by the yet-undiscovered actor. ‘Bad’ was released by Epic […]

26-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 26th

On this day in 1987: Michael Jackson started a six-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Bad’. Released nearly five years after Jackson’s previous studio album, ‘Thriller’, ‘Bad’ produced five U.S. #1s, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, “Bad”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, “Man in the Mirror” and “Dirty Diana”, the first […]

19-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 19th

On this day in 1981: Simon & Garfunkel reunited for a concert in New York’s Central Park. Over 500,000 fans attended the show. The performance was recorded for a record and video release. A film of the event was shown on TV and released on video. Proceeds went toward the redevelopment and maintenance of the […]

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 […]

31-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 31st

On this day in 1984: ‘Purple Rain’ the movie-starring Prince opened at cinemas across the U.K. with special late night previews. The film grossed more than $80 million at the box office and became a cult classic. On this day in 1985: Brothers In Arms’ by Dire Straits started a nine-week run at #1 on the U.S. […]

14-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 14th

On this day in 1982: The movie premier for Pink Floyd’s The Wall was held at The Empire, Leicester Square, London, England. The film which centers around a confined rocker named Floyd “Pink” Pinkerton earned $22 million in its first year and won two British Academy Awards. On this day in 1986: Madonna was at #1 […]

02-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 2nd

On this day in 1983: Rod Stewart started a three week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Baby Jane’, his sixth and final UK #1. On the U.S. singles chart, Irene Cara was starting her sixth and final week at #1 with “Flashdance…What A Feeling” on this day back in 1983. Here’s […]

02-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 2nd

On this day in 1983: Michael Jackson continued his run at #1 on the U.S. singles charts with Billie Jean. This would be the start of his fifth consecutive week in the top spot for Billie Jean and it would stay #1 for two more weeks, totaling seven weeks on top of the charts. It […]

26-Mar

This Day In Music, March 26th

On this day in 1980: The Police became the first Western pop group to play in Bombay, India in over ten years when they played a one off gig in the city. On this day in 1983: Duran Duran went to #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Is There Something I Should Know’. Their […]

23-Jan

This Day In Music, January 23rd

On this day in 1988: Michael Jackson went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’. It was the third single released from Jackson’s seventh studio album ‘Bad’ for which Jackson had written over sixty songs, with plans of releasing a three disc album, but producer Quincy Jones convinced […]

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