Tag: Kim Carnes

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 […]

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 […]

03-Jul

This Day In Music, July 3rd

On this day in 1981: Kim Carnes was enjoying her SIXTH week in the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Bette Davis Eyes.’ “Bette Davis Eyes” is a song originally written and composed by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon in 1974, but made popular by American singer Kim Carnes in 1981. Carnes’ 1981 version spent […]

19-Jun

This Day In Music, June 19th

On this day in 1981: Stars on 45 ended Kim Carnes’ FIVE week run at #1 with their “Stars on 45 Medley” titled “INTRO VENUS/SUGAR SUGAR/NO REPLY/I’LL BE BACK/DRIVE MY CAR/ DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET/WE CAN WORK IT OUT/I SHOULD HAVE KNOWNBETTER/NOWHERE MAN/YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE THAT GIRL/STARS ON 45″ This single […]

03-Jun

This Day In Music, June 3rd

On this day in 1981: Let’s take a look at the Top 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for this day in 1981: 1 1 BETTE DAVIS EYES –•– Kim Carnes (EMI-America)-10 (3 weeks at #1) (1)2 2 BEING WITH YOU –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-16 (2)3 5 MEDLEY: INTRO VENUS/SUGAR SUGAR/NO REPLY/I’LL BE BACK/DRIVE […]

13-May

This Day In Music, May 13th

On this day back in 1981: Kim Carnes was enjoying her first week at the top spot on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Bette Davis Eyes.’ The song would spend five consecutive weeks at #1, giving up the top spot to Stars on 45 and their ‘oldies’ medley in late June. ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ would […]

29-Apr

This Day In Music, April 29th

On this day in 1981: Sheena Easton was enjoying the #1 spot on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Morning Train (Nine to Five).’ The song would stay on top of the chart for two weeks, until ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ by Kim Carnes would take over the top spot in mid May. Early in 1981, EMI Records […]

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