Tag: George Michael

27-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 27th

On this day in 1988: George Michael started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Monkey.’ “Monkey” became George Michael’s sixth solo single reaching #1 in the US, and the fourth single to do so from the ‘Faith’ album. George Michael joined Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston as three artists […]

18-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 18th

On this day in 1983: The Police, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and R.E.M. (their biggest gig to date) all appeared in concert at Shea Stadium, New York City. On this day in 1984: George Michael was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with his first solo single ‘Careless Whisper.’ It made George the first […]

13-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 13th

On this day in 1987: Atlantic Starr went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Always.” It would spend one week in the top spot. The track was the second single from the group’s seventh studio album ‘All In the Name of Love.’ The single peaked at #1 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot […]

11-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 11th

On this day in 1988: Nelson Mandella’s 70th birthday tribute took place at Wembley Stadium, London, featuring Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, George Michael, Eric Clapton, UB40, The Eurythmics and Simple Minds. The event was broadcast live on BBC 2 to 40 different countries with an estimated audience of 1 billion. […]

04-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 4th

On this day in 1983: The Police started a four week run at #1 in the UK with ‘Every Breath You Take’ the group’s fifth and final #1 UK single. Taken from the bands album Synchronicity, it won Song of the Year and it won Best Pop Performance at the 1984 Grammy Awards. It would […]

28-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 28th

On this day in 1983: Irene Cara started a SIX week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Flashdance…What A Feeling.’ The song is from the 1983 film ‘Flashdance’ and was written by Giorgio Moroder (music), Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (lyrics), and performed by Cara. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on May […]

25-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 25th

On this day in 1985: Dire Straits scored their second UK #1 album with ‘Brothers In Arms’, also a #1 in the U.S. and 24 other countries. ‘Brothers In Arms’ was one of the first albums to be directed at the CD market, and was a full digital recording (DDD) at a time when most […]

25-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 25th

On this day in 1987: U2 started a five-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their fifth studio album ‘The Joshua Tree.’ Inspired by American tour experiences, literature, and politics, the album topped the charts in over 20 countries, and is one of the world’s all-time best-selling albums, with over 25 million […]

18-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 18th

On this day in 1984: Michael Jackson underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair damage done after his hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial. On this day in 1985: Wham! Became the first-ever Western pop act to have an album released in China. On this day in 1987: Aretha […]

02-Mar

This Day In Music, March 2nd

On this day in 1980: Queen were enjoying their second of four weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” Written by Freddie Mercury in 1979, the track is included on their 1980 album ‘The Game’, and also appears on the band’s compilation album, ‘Greatest Hits’ in 1981. The song peaked at […]

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