Tag: Grammy Award

24-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 24th

On this day in 1982: Survivor started a six week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Eye Of The Tiger’, taken from the film ‘Rocky III’. Also #1 in the U.K. Survivor won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance for the song. The song was released as a single from their […]

15-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 15th

On this day in 1989: Simply Red scored their second U.S. #1 single with ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’, a 1973 hit for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. It would spend one week in the top spot. “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” is a song written by Kenny Gamble and Leon […]

27-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 27th

On this day in 1981: Kim Carnes returned to the #1 spot on the U.S. singles chart with “Bette Davis Eyes.” It was #1 for five consecutive weeks beginning May 16th 1981. It gave up the top spot on June 20th to the “Stars On 45 Medley” by Stars on 45. It returned to #1 […]

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 […]

10-Jun

This Day in 80s Music, June 10th

On this day in 1989: Bette Midler went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Wind Beneath My Wings.” It would spend one week in the top spot. The song was written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley. The song was first recorded by Kamahl in 1982 for a country and western album he […]

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 […]

16-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 16th

On this day in 1981: Kim Carnes started a nine week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Bette Davis Eyes.’ “Bette Davis Eyes” was written and composed by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon in 1974. It was originally recorded by Jackie DeShannon in that year but was made popular by American singer Kim Carnes in […]

27-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 27th

On this day in 1985: USA for Africa started its third of four weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘We Are The World.’  It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian for the album ‘We Are The World.’ Following Band Aid’s 1984 “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” […]

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