Tag: Billy Ocean


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 […]


This Day In 80s Music, April 9th

On this day in 1983: David Bowie was at #1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from his album ‘Let’s Dance’, his fourth UK #1. The song featured blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. The song introduced Bowie to a new, younger audience oblivious to his work in the 1970s and would also […]


This Day In Music, February 8th

On this day in 1981: R,E.M. made their first ever-recording sessions at Bombay Studios in Smyrna, Georgia. Tracks included ‘Gardening At Night’, ‘Radio Free Europe’ and ‘(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville.’ On this day in 1983: Winners at the second annual Brit Awards held in London included Paul McCartney, who won Best British Male Solo Artist, […]


This Day In Music, November 3rd

On this day in 1984: Billy Ocean started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Caribbean Queen’. Co-written and produced by Keith Diamond, it climbed to #1 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Billboard Black Singles Chart and went to #6 on the U.K. singles chart. The song won […]


This Day In Music, July 8th

On this day in 1986: Billy Ocean was enjoying the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with “There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry).” The song was written and produced by Wayne Brathwaite and Barry Eastmond; Ocean was also credited as a co-writer for the song. It appears on Ocean’s 1986 album ‘Love […]