Tag: Nile Rodgers

04-Oct

This Day In 80s Music, October 4th

On this day in 1980: Queen started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Another One Bites The Dust.’ The song is featured on the group’s eighth studio album ‘The Game.’ The song was a worldwide hit, charting at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, making […]

28-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 28th

On this day in 1980: The Police were at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’ the group’s third #1 in the U.K. The song is off their album ‘Zenyatta Mondatta’ and was the best selling single of 1980 in England. Also on this day in 1980: Here in […]

17-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 17th

On this day in 1980: Diana Ross was enjoying her second of four weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Upside Down.” It was written and produced by Chic members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. The song was issued as a single through the Motown label in 1980, as the lead single from her […]

06-Sep

This Day In 80s Music, September 6th

On this day in 1980: Diana Ross started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Upside Down.” “Upside Down” was written and produced by Chic members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. It was recorded by American singer Diana Ross. The song was issued from Motown as the lead single in 1980, from her […]

30-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 30th

On this day in 1980: Christopher Cross went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Sailing.” It would spend one week in the top spot. It was released in June 1980 as the second single from his self-titled debut album. The song was a huge success in the United States, reaching #1 on the […]

23-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 23rd

On this day in 1984: Duran Duran stared a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “The Reflex.” The single entered the Hot 100 in America on April 21, 1984 at #46. It became Duran Duran’s first of two singles to hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (for 2 weeks) […]

21-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 21st

On this day in 1982: The Hacienda Club opened in Manchester, England. Madonna made her UK TV debut at the club when C4 music show The Tube was broadcast live from there. Many acts including Oasis, Happy Mondays, U2, The Smiths, Charlatans, James, M People all played at the club, (The club closed in 1997). On this day […]

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 […]

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 […]

17-Sep

This Day In Music, September 17th

On this day in 1980: Diana Ross was enjoying her second of four weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Upside Down.” It was written and produced by Chic members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. The song was issued as a single through the Motown label in 1980, as the lead single from her […]

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