Tag: Olivia Newton John

21-Nov

This Day In 80s 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 80s 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 […]

23-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 23rd

On this day in 1980: David Bowie was at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Ashes To Ashes’ his second U.K. #1. Taken from the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album, the song continued the story of Major Tom from Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’. The video for ‘Ashes to Ashes’ was one of the most […]

21-Aug

This Day In 80s Music, August 21st

On this day in 1982: Survivor was beginning its 5th week at #1 on the U.S. Singles Chart with “Eye Of The Tiger.” 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. […]

17-Aug

This Day In 80s 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 80s 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 80s Music, July 12th

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

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 […]

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 […]

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