Tag: U2

05-Jun

This Day In 80s Music, June 5th

On this day in 1983: During a 48-date North American tour U2 played at Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver. The show was recorded and released as ‘U2 Live At Red Rocks: Under A Blood Red Sky.’ Under a Blood Red Sky is a live album by Irish rock band U2, produced by Jimmy Iovine and released on November 1, […]

30-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 30th

On this day in 1981: Kim Carnes was starting her third of nine non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Bette Davis Eyes.’ It would be ranked the #1 song for the year of 1981 by Billboard Magazine on their year-end chart and would be ranked the #2 song of the entire […]

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 […]

22-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 22nd

On this day in 1980: U2 kicked off their 23 date ’11 O’Clock Tick Tock’ tour at The Hope & Anchor in London. Here’s the band on the tour in Belfast: On this day in 1982: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder started their second of SEVEN weeks at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with […]

16-May

This Day In 80s Music, May 16th

On this day in 1981: Kim Carnes started a nine week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Bette Davis Eyes.’ “Bette Davis Eyes” was written and composed by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon in 1974. It was originally recorded by Jackie DeShannon in that year but was made popular by American singer Kim Carnes in […]

25-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 25th

On this day in 1987: U2 started a five-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with their fifth studio album ‘The Joshua Tree.’ Inspired by American tour experiences, literature, and politics, the album topped the charts in over 20 countries, and is one of the world’s all-time best-selling albums, with over 25 million […]

23-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 23rd

On this day in 1983: U2 kicked off their 48-date ‘War’ North American tour at The Carolina Concert For Children benefit, Chapel Hill, Carolina. Also on this day in 1983: Dexy’s Midnight Runners went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Come On Eileen.’ It was released in the United Kingdom almost a year […]

27-Mar

This Day In Music, March 27th

On this day in 1984: Bryan Adams went into Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver, Canada to record ‘Run To You’ for his fourth studio album, ‘Reckless.’ It would be the first single released from the album later in 1984. The music video shot in London and Los Angeles, was nominated in five different categories at the […]

12-Mar

This Day In Music, March 12th

On this day in 1983: U2 scored their first UK #1 album with ‘War’, which went on to spend a total of 147 weeks on the chart. The album featured the singles ‘New Years Day’ and ‘Two Hearts Beat As One’. Also on this day in 1983: Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler had her only UK […]

09-Mar

This Day In Music, March 9th

On this day in 1985: Dead Or Alive were at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record). It was the first #1 for the production team of Stock, Aitken and Waterman who went on to produce over 100 U.K. Top 40 hits. Also on this day in 1985: […]

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