Tag: Kim Carnes

15-Aug

This Day In 80s 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 […]

18-Jul

This Day In 80s Music, July 18th

On this day in 1981: Kim Carnes was beginning her NINTH and final week 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 DeShannon in that year for her album ‘New arrangement’, but […]

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 […]

20-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 20th

On this day in 1981: Dutch studio group Stars On 45 went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with the “Stars On 45 Medley.” Its official title in the US and Canada (as on the record and in Billboard and RPM) is “Medley: Intro Venus/Sugar Sugar/No Reply/I’ll Be Back/Drive My Car/Do You Want To […]

30-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 30th

On this day in 1981: Kim Carnes was starting her third of nine non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Bette Davis Eyes.’ It would be ranked the #1 song for the year of 1981 by Billboard Magazine on their year-end chart and would be ranked the #2 song of the entire […]

23-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 23rd

On this day in 1981: Kim Carnes began her second of NINE non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Bette Davis Eyes.’ The song would go on the be ranked the #1 song for 1981 on Billboard’s year end chart and Billboard would also rank it the #2 song for the entire […]

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 […]

24-Feb

This Day In Music, February 24th

On this day in 1982: The Police won best British group at the Brit Awards held in London. Adam And The Ants won best album for ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’, Cliff Richard won for Best British Male Solo Artist, Randy Crawford won for Best British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act went to The […]

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 […]

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