Tag: Olivia Newton John

17-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 17th

On this day in 1982: Vangelis was at #1 on the U.S. album chart with Chariots Of Fire, he later also won an Academy Award for the album for Best Original Score. Also on this day back in 1982: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were starting their FIFTH consecutive week at #1 on the U.S. […]

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 […]

19-Dec

This Day In Music, December 19th

On this day in 1981: Olivia Newton-John was enjoying her 5th consecutive week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart. This would only be the halfway point, as she would retain the #1 position for another 5 weeks (a total of 10) making it the longest running #1 song of the entire 80s decade in […]

21-Nov

This Day In Music, November 21st

On this day in 1980: Don Henley was arrested after a naked 16-year old girl was found at his home in Los Angeles suffering from a drug over-dose. He was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of marijuana, cocaine, and Quaaludes. He received a $2,000 fine with two years probation. […]

07-Nov

This Day In Music, November 7th

On this day in 1981: Hall & Oates started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Private Eyes’. This single was the band’s third of six number one hits (the first two being ‘Rich Girl’ and ‘Kiss On My List’), and their second #1 hit of the 1980s at the […]

21-Aug

This Day In Music, August 21st

On this day in 1982: Survivor was enjoying its 5th week at #1 on the U.S. Singles Chart. It was released as a single from their third album of the same name and was also the theme song for the film Rocky III, which was released a day before the single. The song was written by […]

17-Aug

This Day In Music, August 17th

On this day back in 1980: Olivia Newton John was enjoying her 3rd consecutive week at #1 on the U.S. singles charts with ‘Magic’. ‘Magic’ was recorded for the soundtrack to the 1980 film Xanadu. Written and produced by John Farrar, it was released as the lead single from the soundtrack on May 23, 1980. The […]

24-Jul

This Day In Music, July 24th

On this day in 1982: Survivor started a six week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Eye Of The Tiger’, taken from the film ‘Rocky III’. Also #1 in the U.K. Survivor won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance for the song. The song was released as a single from their […]

12-Jul

This Day In Music, July 12th

On this day in 1980: Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra were at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Xanadu’, taken from the film of the same name. It gave Olivia Newton-John her third U.K. #1 single. On this day in 1986: Simply Red scored their first U.S. #1 single with “Holding Back […]

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