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The 80's Datebook for May 12

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In 1980, COVER OF “PEOPLE” THE WHO

In 1980, Linda Ronstadt receive a gold album for “Mad Love,” her new wave experiment. It includes three Elvis Costello tunes and back from Los Angelesʹs Cretones.

In 1980, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” single by Queen was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1981, Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, was Holly Williams, singer-songwriter, and the granddaughter of Hank Williams, Sr., the daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. and half-sister of country singer Hank Williams III.

In 1981, The Whoʹs first album without Keith Moon, “Face Dances,” goes gold. It is considered a disappointment even to the band itself. The record makes it to number four but offers just one hit, “You Better You Bet” (#18).

In 1981, “Another Ticket” album by Eric Clapton was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1982, The United States Football League was founded as a springtime league.

In 1984, R.C., “No More Words” by Berlin peaked at #23 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “The Longest Time” by Billy Joel peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “White Horse” by Laid Back peaked at #26 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, On One Life to Live, seconds after Cord and Kate wed, presumed-dead Tina arrived with “Baby Al” (given to her by Gabrielle) in tow!

In 1987, Woody Allen and others testify in Washington, D.C. against black and white film colorization.

In 1987, “Gimme A Break!”, TV Comedy; last aired on NBC. NBC was finally given a break from airing this sitcom after six years!

In 1987, “The Tortellis”, TV Comedy, Cheers spinoff; last aired on NBC.

In 1989, “Keep On Movin'” single by Soul II Soul was released

In 1989, "Earth Girls Are Easy" was released by Vestron Pictures / De Laurentiis Entertainment Group; Julien Temple (director); Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey, Terrence E. McNally (screenplay); Geena Davis, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, Jeff Goldblum, Julie Brown, Michael McKean, Charles Rocket, Larry Linville, Rick Overton, Nedra Volz, Angelyne, Diane Stilwell; Musical, Romantic comedy, Sci-Fi; Live Action

In 1989, "The Rachel Papers" was released by United Artists / Virgin Films; Damian Harris (director/screenplay); Dexter Fletcher, Ione Skye, Jonathan Pryce, James Spader, Bill Paterson, Michael Gambon, Lesley Sharp, Jared Harris, Aubrey Morris, Claire Skinner, Shirley Anne Field, Pat Keen, Amanda de Cadenet, Gina McKee, Eric Stoltz; Drama, Romance; Live Action

In 1989, "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" was released by TriStar Pictures; Arthur Hiller (director); Earl Barret, Arne Sultan, Marvin Worth, Eliot Wald, Andrew Kurtzman, Gene Wilder (screenplay); Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance, Kevin Spacey, Alan North, Anthony Zerbe, Louis Giambalvo, Kirsten Childs; Comedy; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “White Horse” by Laid Back peaked at number 26 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Cry Just A Little Bit” by Shakin' Stevens peaked at number 67 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Hello” by Lionel Richie peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “No More Words” by Berlin peaked at number 23 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Superstar/Until You Come Back To Me” by Luther Vandross peaked at number 87 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Longest Time” by Billy Joel peaked at number 14 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “There's No Easy Way Out” by James Ingram peaked at number 58 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Automatic” by The Pointer Sisters peaked at number 17 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Black Stations/White Stations” by M + M (Martha And The Muffins) peaked at number 26 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Holding Out For A Hero” by Bonnie Tyler peaked at number 19 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Love Somebody” by Rick Springfield peaked at number 13 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Reggae Night” by Jimmy Cliff peaked at number 40 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Rockit” by Herbie Hancock peaked at number 9 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “You Might Think” by The Cars peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “Space Oddity / Major Tom” by Jonathan King peaked at number 77 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “A Theme From 'The Threepenny Opera' (Mack The Knife)” by King Kurt peaked at number 55 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Bolero / Barnum” by Richard Hartley peaked at number 78 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Dancing Girls” by Nik Kershaw peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Don't Waste Your Time” by Yarbrough And Peoples peaked at number 60 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Gotta Let Go” by Lita Ford peaked at number 94 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Just A Dream” by Nena peaked at number 70 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Let The Blood Run Red” by Thor peaked at number 91 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Locomotion” by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark peaked at number 5 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Right Or Wrong” by The (Detroit) Spinners peaked at number 84 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Lebanon” by The Human League peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Longest Time” by Billy Joel peaked at number 25 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “To All The Girls I've Loved Before” by Julio Iglesias And Willie Nelson peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “Eat It” by "Weird Al" Yankovic peaked at number 1 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Cry And Be Free” by Marilyn peaked at number 24 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “It's A Miracle” by Culture Club peaked at number 14 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Joanna” by Kool And The Gang peaked at number 45 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Working With Fire And Steel” by China Crisis peaked at number 47 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “(Feels Like) Heaven” by Fiction Factory peaked at number 24 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Hold Me Now” by Thompson Twins peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Just Be Good To Me” by The S.O.S. Band peaked at number 10 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Let The Music Play” by Shannon peaked at number 2 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Singles” by The Great Unwashed [NZ] peaked at number 39 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Killing Moon” by Echo And The Bunnymen peaked at number 12 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “Robert DeNiro's Waiting” by Bananarama peaked at number 22 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “5.01 AM (The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking)” by Roger Waters peaked at number 18 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Big In Japan” by Alphaville peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Hide And Seek” by Howard Jones peaked at number 32 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Kom uit die bananenboom” by Mangolino peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Let The Music Play” by Shannon peaked at number 25 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Kid's American” by Matthew Wilder peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “Somebody's Watching Me” by Rockwell peaked at number 14 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Big In Japan” by Alphaville peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Ci sarà” by Al Bano And Romina Power peaked at number 13 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Einfach weg” by Anita [AT] peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Happy Station” by Fun Fun peaked at number 15 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Street Dance” by Break Machine peaked at number 17 on the Austria pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Beast Of Burden” by Bette Midler peaked at number 2 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1984, “People Are People” by Depeche Mode peaked at number 10 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap)” by Mel Brooks peaked at number 15 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Happy Children” by P. Lion peaked at number 11 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Ich will nicht wissen, wie du heißt” by Andy Borg peaked at number 18 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Wouldn't It Be Good” by Nik Kershaw peaked at number 3 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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