Tag: Diana Ross

12-Oct

This Day In Music, October 12th

On this day in 1981: Diana Ross & Lionel Richie were enjoying their NINTH and final week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song went to #1 on August 15th 1981. It would be ranked the #2 song for the year of 1981, behind ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ by Kim Carnes which spent TEN […]

30-Sep

This Day In Music, September 30th

On this day in 1981: Lionel Richie & Diana Ross were enjoying their 7th consecutive week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Endless Love.’ The song would go on to spend another two weeks at #1 for a total of nine consecutive weeks in the top spot. ‘Endless Love’ would be ranked the […]

28-Sep

This Day In Music, September 28th

On this day in 1980: The Police were at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’ the group’s third #1 in the U.K. The song is off their album ‘Zenyatta Mondatta’ and was the best selling single of 1980 in England. On this day in 1980 here in the […]

17-Sep

This Day In Music, September 17th

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

04-Sep

This Day In Music, September 4th

On this day in 1982: The Steve Miller Band started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Abracadabra’ the group’s third U.S. #1, a #2 hit in the U.K. The song is said to have been inspired by Diana Ross with whom Miller had met while performing together on Hullabaloo […]

15-Aug

This Day In Music, August 15th

On this day in 1981: Diana Ross and Lionel Richie started a nine week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Endless Love’, a #7 hit in the U.K. The song was the title from a film starring Brooke Shields. Ross and Richie recorded the song for Motown, and it was used as […]

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