Tag: Call Me

03-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 3rd

On this day in 1980: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band started a six week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Against The Wind’. Also on this day in 1980: Blondie started their third of six weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Call Me.’ On this day in […]

19-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 19th

On this day in 1980: R.E.M. played their first gig as R.E.M. at the 11:11 Koffee Club, Athens, Georgia to 150 people. The show ended at 2am when police closed it down due to the venue being unlicensed. Here’s a concert clip from R.E.M. from early 1981: Also on this day in 1980: For the […]

12-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 12th

On this day back in 1980: Pink Floyd started their 4th and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Another Brick In the Wall (Part II).’ It would be ranked the #2 song for the entire year of 1980 behind Blondie’s ‘Call Me.’ It would also be ranked the #28 song for […]

01-Feb

This Day In Music, February 1st

On this day in 1980: Blondie released ‘Call Me’, the main theme song of the 1980 film American Gigolo. It would go to #1 on the U.S. singles chart in mid-April of 1980 for six consecutive weeks, and became the top-selling single of the year in the United States in 1980. “Call Me” was the […]

15-Nov

This Day In Music, November 15th

On this day in 1980: Kenny Rogers went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Lady.” The song was written and produced by Lionel Richie, recorded in 1980, and ranks among Kenny Rogers’ biggest hits. Rogers once told an interviewer, “The idea was that Lionel would come from R&B and I’d come from country, and […]

17-Aug

This Day In Music, August 17th

On this day back in 1980: Olivia Newton John was enjoying her 3rd consecutive week at #1 on the U.S. singles charts with ‘Magic’. ‘Magic’ was recorded for the soundtrack to the 1980 film Xanadu. Written and produced by John Farrar, it was released as the lead single from the soundtrack on May 23, 1980. The […]

20-May

This Day In Music, May 20th

On this day in 1980: Blondie was enjoying their 6th and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Call Me.’ ‘Call Me’ by the American new wave band Blondie and the theme to the 1980 film ‘American Gigolo’ was produced and co-written by Italian musician Giorgio Moroder and released in the US in early 1980 […]

26-Apr

This Day In Music, April 26th

On this day in 1980: Blondie were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Call Me’, the group’s fourth UK #1, featured in the Richard Gere movie ‘American Gigolo’, the track was also a #1 in the US where it became the band’s biggest selling single. Producer Giorgio Moroder originally asked Stevie Nicks from […]

24-Apr

This Day In Music, April 24th

On this day in 1980: Blondie was enjoying her second week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Call Me.’ ‘Call Me’ would spend a total of SIX weeks at #1 and would not give up the top spot on the charts until late May when ‘Funkytown’ by Lipps Inc. would take the top […]

09-Apr

This Day In Music, April 9th

On this day in 1980: Pink Floyd was enjoying its fourth and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles charts with “Another Brick In the Wall (Part 2).” It was ranked the 384th best song of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine on their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. “Another Brick In […]

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