Tag: Billie Jean

16-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 16th

On this day in 1983: Michael Jackson began his SEVENTH and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with Billie Jean. It would be ranked the #2 song of the entire year of 1983 behind ‘Every Breath You Take’ by The Police. After ‘Billie Jean’ gave up the top spot to ‘Come On […]

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 […]

25-Mar

This Day In Music, March 25th

On this day in 1983: Motown Records celebrated its 25th anniversary with a concert in Pasadena, featuring; The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Martha Reeves, Jr. Walker, The Commodores, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and The Jackson 5. Michael Jackson would introduce his “moonwalk” dance at the concert while performing ‘Billie Jean.” On […]

13-Mar

This Day In Music, March 13th

On this day in 1982: The J. Geils Band started their sixth and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Centerfold’. It would be ranked the #11 song of the entire 80s decade by Billboard Magazine. Here’s a look at the complete Top 20 on the U.S. singles chart from this day […]

05-Mar

This Day In Music, March 5th

On this day in 1982: Actor and singer John Belushi died from an overdose of cocaine and heroin. Belushi was one of the original cast members on Saturday Night Live, played Joliet ‘Jake’ Blues in The Blues Brothers and also appeared in the film Animal House. His tombstone reads “I may be gone, but rock […]

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 […]

26-Feb

This Day In Music, February 26th

On this day in 1980: After seeing U2 play at Dublin’s National Boxing Stadium in front of 2,400 people; Rob Partridge and Bill Stewart from Island Records in the UK offered the band a recording contract. On this day in 1983: Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ went to #1 on the U.S. album chart. ‘Thriller’ broke racial barriers in […]

23-Oct

This Day In 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 […]

21-Apr

This Day In Music, April 21st

On this day in 1982: Clash front man Joe Strummer disappeared for three weeks, which resulted in the group canceling a tour. The singer was found living in Paris, France. On this day in 1983: Dexy’s Midnight Runners were enjoying their first and only week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Come On […]

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