Tag: Madonna

09-Feb

This Day In Music, February 9th

On this day in 1985: Madonna started a three-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with ‘Like A Virgin’. ‘Like a Virgin’ was the second studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna, released on November 12, 1984, by Sire Records. Following the success of her self-titled debut album, Madonna wanted to become the record […]

07-Feb

This Day In Music, February 7th

On this day in 1981: Kool & The Gang started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Celebration’ the group’s first (and only) #1 and their 8th top 40 hit at the time. Co-founder Ronald Bell, the group’s saxophonist and musical arranger, explained the origins of the song: “The initial […]

02-Feb

This Day In Music, February 2nd

On this day in 1985: Foreigner started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “I Want To Know What Love Is.” It was released in November 1984 as the lead single from their fifth album, ‘Agent Provocateur’. The song hit #1 in both the United Kingdom and the United States […]

27-Jan

This Day In Music, January 27th

On this day in 1984: Madonna made her first appearance in the U.K. when she appeared on C4 TV music program ‘The Tube’ performing ‘Burning Up’ and ‘Holiday’. The show was broadcast live from the Hacienda Club in Manchester. According to Billboard Magazine, Madonna is the most successful solo artist in Hot 100 chart history (second […]

22-Dec

This Day In Music, December 22nd

On this day in 1984: Madonna started a six-week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Like A Virgin’, her first of twelve U.S. #1 hits. It was released on October 31, 1984, by Sire Records as the lead single from her album ‘Like A Virgin.’ The song was written by Tom Kelly […]

06-Oct

This Day In Music, October 6th

On this day in 1982: Madonna released her debut single ‘Everybody’ on Sire Records. The track failed to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it did however, appear on the dance charts and the song helped Madonna achieve her first appearance in a dance magazine. Madonna had recorded a demo of the song with Steve […]

14-Sep

This Day In Music, September 14th

On this day in 1981: The Rolling Stones played a secret pre-tour warm-up show at the Sir Morgan’s Cove club in Worcester, Massachusetts. Billed as Little Boy Blue & The Cockroaches, a local radio station announced that the Stones were in town, resulting in the club being besieged by over 4,000 fans attempted to get […]

06-Sep

This Day in Music, September 6th

On this day in 1985: ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ went on general release in the U.K., the movie featured Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. The filmmakers had initially wanted Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn to play the roles of Roberta and Susan, but the director decided to cast newcomers Rosanna Arquette and Madonna instead. On this day in 1986: […]

30-Aug

This Day In Music, August 30th

On this day in 1986: Steve Winwood went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with, ‘Higher Love’, a #13 hit in the U.K. It was the first single released from his fourth solo LP, ‘Back In the High Life’. “Higher Love” was Winwood’s first Billboard Hot 100 #1 song, topping the chart for one […]

22-Aug

This Day In Music, August 22nd

On this day in 1987: Madonna went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Who’s That Girl’, her sixth U.S. #1 and also a #1 in the U.K. The track was from the soundtrack album of the motion picture of same name. Featuring instrumentation from drums, bass, and stringed instruments, “Who’s That Girl” continued […]

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