Tag: Duran Duran

20-Jul

This Day in 80s Music, July 20th

On this day in 1985: Duran Duran were starting their second and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “A View To A Kill.” To date, it is the only James Bond theme song to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite spending two weeks at #1, it would only be […]

13-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 13th

On this day in 1985: At 12:01, Status Quo started the Live Aid extravaganza, held between Wembley Stadium, London and JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The cream of the world’s biggest rock stars crop took part in the worldwide event, The TV broadcast was transmitted to 1.5 billion people in 160 countries which made it the biggest live […]

30-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 30th

On this day in 1984: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’ peaked at #2 on the U.S. singles chart, the first of seven singles from his seventh studio album Born In The U.S.A. which all hit the U.S. Top 10. The video was shot at the Saint Paul Civic Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and […]

23-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 23rd

On this day in 1984: Duran Duran stared a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “The Reflex.” The single entered the Hot 100 in America on April 21, 1984 at #46. It became Duran Duran’s first of two singles to hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (for 2 weeks) […]

15-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 15th

On this day in 1981: Duran Duran released their debut studio album which reached #3 on the UK Albums Chart and remained in the UK top 100 for 118 weeks. In the U.S., the album reached #10 on the Billboard 200, and spent 87 weeks on that chart. Singles from the album included the UK […]

05-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 5th

On this day in 1984: Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr married Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde in a horse drawn carriage in Central Park, New York City. The couple divorced in 1990. Also on this day in 1984: Duran Duran were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Reflex’, the group’s second and last […]

26-Mar

This Day In Music, March 26th

On this day in 1980: The Police became the first Western pop group to play in Bombay, India in over ten years when they played a one off gig in the city. On this day in 1983: Duran Duran went to #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Is There Something I Should Know’. Their […]

17-Dec

This Day In Music, December 17th

On this day in 1983: Culture Club, Duran Duran, and The Police all appeared on the children’s U.K. TV show Saturday Superstore. On this day in 1988: Chicago was starting their second of two weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Look Away.” Written by Diane Warren, produced by Ron Nevison, with Bill Champlin on […]

15-Dec

This Day In Music, December 15th

On this day in 1984: ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ by Band Aid entered the U.K. singles chart at #1 and stayed at the top for five weeks. At the time, it became the biggest selling U.K. single of all time with sales over 3.5 million. Band Aid was masterminded by former Boomtown Rats singer […]

10-Aug

This Day In Music, August 10th

On this day in 1985: Canadian singer and guitarist Bryan Adams scored his first U.S. #1 album with ‘Reckless.’ Six singles were released from the album: ‘Run To You’, ‘Somebody’, ‘Heaven’, ‘Summer of ’69’, ‘One Night Love Affair’, and ‘It’s Only Love’. All six singles made the top 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, which until […]

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