Tag: Billboard Hot 100

28-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 28th

On this day in 1989: Janet Jackson started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814’. Only one of three albums to produce seven Top 10 U.S. singles, (the other two being ‘Thriller’ by her brother Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born In the U.S.A.). It is also the […]

27-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 27th

On this day in 1980: Mark David Chapman bought a five-shot .38 special for $169. A little over six weeks later, he would use the gun to kill John Lennon outside of his New York City apartment. On this day in 1988: U2’s film ‘Rattle And Hum’, received its world wide premiere in the group’s […]

26-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 26th

On this day in 1985: Whitney Houston went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Saving All My Love For You’, it would spend one week in the top spot. It was written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin with arrangement by Gene Page. It was originally a minor hit for Marilyn McCoo and Billy […]

25-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 25th

On this day in 1980: Barbra Streisand scored her fourth U.S. #1 album with ‘Guilty.’ Also on this day, Streisand started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with a song written by the The Bee Gees, ‘Woman In Love’. After the success enjoyed by the Bee Gees in the late […]

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 […]

23-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 23rd

On this day in 1982: Culture Club were at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Do You Really Want To Hurt Me’, the group’s first chart topper and the first of 12 U.K. Top 40 hits. The song became a major hit worldwide after their memorable debut performance on Top Of the Pops when they stood in […]

22-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 22nd

On this day in 1988: Phil Collins started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with his version of ‘Groovy Kind Of Love’, his 6th U.S. #1. The song was also a hit for The Mindbenders, the group that backed Wayne Fontana in 1965. ‘Groovy Kind Of Love’ was written by […]

21-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 21st

On this day in 1988: UB40 was enjoying its last day at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with with their version of the Neil Diamond song ‘Red Red Wine’. ‘Red Red Wine’ was written, performed, and recorded by American singer Neil Diamond in 1967. It is included on Diamond’s second studio album, ‘Just For […]

20-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 20th

On this day in 1984: Wham! started a three week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Freedom’, the duo’s second UK #1. The song was later used in a Japanese commercial for Maxell audio cassettes, with altered lyrics. Also on this day in 1984: On this day in 1984: Stevie Wonder started […]

19-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 19th

On this day in 1985: A-Ha went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Take On Me’, making them the first Norwegian group to score a U.S. #1. The song spent 27 weeks on Billboard Hot 100 chart and was ranked the #10 song for the entire year of 1985. It would spend one […]

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