Tag: USA For Africa

13-Sep

This Day In Music, September 13th

On this day in 1985: ‘We Are The World’ won Best Group Video and the Viewer’s Choice at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Don Henley’s ‘The Boys Of Summer’ video won four VMAs, including Best Video. Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’ won for Best Male Video and Tina Turner won Best Female […]

04-May

This Day In Music, May 4th

On this day in 1985: Madonna took over the top spot on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Crazy For You’. It would end the four week run at #1 for U.S.A. for Africa’s ‘We Are the World’ which had been #1 since mid April. ‘Crazy For You’ was recorded for the film ‘Vision Quest’ and […]

27-Apr

This Day In Music, April 27th

On this day in 1985: A snapshot of the top ten from the U.S. singles chart 35 years ago today! What’s your favorite song in the Top 10? USA for Africa would spend one more week at #1 before Madonna’s ‘Crazy For You’ would take over the top of the chart.

22-Apr

This Day In Music, April 22nd

On this day in 1985: “We Are the World” by USA for Africa was enjoying its third week at #1 on the U.S. singles chart. It would spend one more week at #1 before giving up its top spot to Madonna’s ‘Crazy For You’ in early May. On this day in 1989: Madonna started a […]

20-Apr

This Day In Music, April 20th

On this day in 1980: 84 year old George Burns, who starred in the movie ‘Oh God’ with John Denver, became the oldest person to have a hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when ‘I Wish I Was 18 Again’ peaked at #49. When asked if he wished he were 18 again, Burns replied “I […]

05-Apr

This Day In Music, April 5th

On this day in 1980: R.E.M. played their first ever gig when they appeared at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Athens, Georgia. On this day in 1985: At 3:50pm GMT, over 5,000 radio stations worldwide aired the charity single by USA for Africa ‘We Are The World’. The single went on to be a #1 in […]

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