Tag: Madonna

11-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 11th

On this day in 1981: Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley passed away at age 36. In July 1977, Marley was found to have a type of malignant melanoma under the nail of a toe, Marley’s health deteriorated as the cancer spread throughout his body. Marley had the 1981 single ‘No Woman No Cry’, plus over ten other […]

06-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 6th

On this day in 1989: Madonna began her third and final week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Like A Prayer.’ it would be ranked the #25 song of 1989 on Billboard’s year end chart. The song is the title track of Madonna’s fourth studio album ‘Like A Prayer.’ Madonna worked with Stephen […]

29-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 29th

On this day in 1980: Black Sabbath began their first tour with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who had replaced Ozzy Osbourne. On this day in 1989: Madonna started her second of three weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Like A Prayer.” It would be ranked the #25 song for the entire year […]

22-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 22nd

On this day in 1989: Madonna started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Like A Prayer’, the singer’s seventh U.S. #1, also a #1 in the UK. ‘Like A Prayer’ is the title track from her album ‘Like A Prayer’ and it was released as the album’s lead single on […]

10-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 10th

On this day in 1982: Iron Maiden scored their first UK #1 album with The Number Of The Beast. The band’s third studio album saw the debut of vocalist Bruce Dickinson and the final appearance of the late drummer Clive Burr. This was their first album to reach #1 on the UK Albums Chart, and […]

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 […]

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