Tag: Ebony and Ivory

26-Jun

This Day In Music, June 26th

On this day in 1982: American singer and One Hit Wonder Charlene was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘I’ve Never Been To Me’. The song was recorded in 1976 and was reissued by Motown records in 1982 by which time Charlene had moved to England and was working in a sweet shop […]

10-Jun

This Day In Music, June 10th

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder were enjoying their FOURTH week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Ebony and Ivory.’ It would stay #1 for a total of SEVEN weeks. It would be ranked the #4 song of the entire year of 1982 behind ‘Physical’ by Olivia Newton John, […]

22-May

This Day In Music, May 22nd

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder were enjoying their second week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Ebony and Ivory.’ The song would spend a total of 7 weeks at #1 before giving up the top spot to ‘Don’t You Want Me’ by The Human League in early July […]

14-May

This Day In Music, May 14th

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder were enjoying their first week at the top spot on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Ebony and Ivory.’ The song would spend seven weeks at #1 until ‘Don’t You Want Me’ by The Human League took over the top spot in early July of 1982. […]

08-May

This Day In Music, May 8th

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney scored his fifth UK #1 album with ‘Tug Of War’. The album featured the duet with Stevie Wonder ‘Ebony & Ivory’, which was inspired by McCartney hearing comedian Spike Milligan say “black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony, folks!”, (the ebony […]

25-Apr

This Day In Music, April 25th

On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder were at #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ebony And Ivory.’ This was McCartney’s 24th #1 hit single as a songwriter. The title was inspired by McCartney hearing Spike Milligan say “Black notes, white notes, you need to play the two to make harmony […]

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