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06-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 6th

On this day in 1980: Diana Ross started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Upside Down.” “Upside Down” was written and produced by Chic members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. It was recorded by American singer Diana Ross. The song was issued from Motown as the lead single in 1980, from her […]

30-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 30th

On this day in 1980: Christopher Cross went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Sailing.” It would spend one week in the top spot. It was released in June 1980 as the second single from his self-titled debut album. The song was a huge success in the United States, reaching #1 on the […]

15-Dec

This Day In Music, December 15th

On this day in 1984: ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ by Band Aid entered the U.K. singles chart at #1 and stayed at the top for five weeks. At the time, it became the biggest selling U.K. single of all time with sales over 3.5 million. Band Aid was masterminded by former Boomtown Rats singer […]

06-Sep

This Day in Music, September 6th

On this day in 1985: ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ went on general release in the U.K., the movie featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. The filmmakers had initially wanted Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn to play the roles of Roberta and Susan, but the director decided to cast newcomers Rosanna Arquette and Madonna instead. On this day in 1986: […]

30-Aug

This Day In Music, August 30th

On this day in 1986: Steve Winwood went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with, ‘Higher Love’, a #13 hit in the U.K. It was the first single released from his fourth solo LP, ‘Back In the High Life’. “Higher Love” was Winwood’s first Billboard Hot 100 #1 song, topping the chart for one […]

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