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The 80's Datebook for May 26

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In 1980, “Blues Brothers (soundtrack)” album by Blues Brothers was released

In 1982, Willie Nelson was at #1 on the country album chart with Always on My Mind, which became the Billboard #1 country album of the year. The album spent 22 weeks at the top of the charts and stayed for a total of 253 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts. The title track was originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1972 and has since been recorded by dozens of performers including Elvis Presley in 1972 and John Wesley Ryles in 1979.

In 1982, “Avalon” album by Roxy Music was released

In 1982, “Reel Music” album by The Beatles was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1982, “The Empire Strikes Back” single by Various was certified Gold

In 1982, “Tom Tom Club” album by Tom Tom Club was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1983, On Guiding Light, Krista Tesreau made her said soap debut as Melinda Sue Lewis, better known as Mindy.

In 1984, A frisbee was kept aloft for 16.72 seconds in Philadelphia.

In 1984, On the cover of TV Guide: “cast of Hardcastle and McCormick”. Other Articles: Linda Ronstadt, Duck Factory

In 1984, R.C., “Dancing In The Sheets” by Shalamar peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Letʹs Hear It For The Boy” by Deniece Williams peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Original Sin” by INXS peaked at #58 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Robert DeNiroʹs Waiting” by Bananarama peaked at #95 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by Scorpions peaked at #25 on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, R.C., “Wouldnʹt It Be Good” by Nik Kershaw peaked at #46 on the pop singles chart.

In 1986, On Santa Barbara, Kirk (Robert Newman) threw Eden (Marcy Walker) to the sharks, and Cruz (A Martinez) jumped in after her.

In 1989, To dramatize radioʹs importance to society, more than 8,000 stations nationwide go silent for 30 seconds at 7:42 a.m.

In 1989, "Pink Cadillac" was released by Warner Bros. Pictures / Malpaso Productions; Buddy Van Horn (director); John Eskow (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Bernadette Peters, Timothy Carhart, John Dennis Johnston, Gerry Bamman, Michael Des Barres, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Bill Moseley, Michael Champion, William Hickey, Geoffrey Lewis, Dirk Blocker, Frances Fisher, Paul Benjamin, Bryan Adams, Mara Corday, Jim Carrey, James Cromwell, Bill McKinney; Action, Comedy; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “Robert DeNiro's Waiting” by Bananarama peaked at number 95 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” by Sammy Hagar (Hagar, Schon, Aaronson And Shrieve) peaked at number 94 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Believe In Me” by Dan Fogelberg peaked at number 48 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Dancing In The Sheets” by Shalamar peaked at number 17 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “I Want To Break Free” by Queen peaked at number 45 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Let's Hear It For The Boy” by Deniece Williams peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Original Sin” by INXS peaked at number 58 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by Scorpions peaked at number 25 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Wouldn't It Be Good” by Nik Kershaw peaked at number 46 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Give It Up” by K.C. And The Sunshine Band Featuring K.C. peaked at number 43 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Head Over Heels” by The Go-Go's peaked at number 35 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “I'll Wait” by Van Halen peaked at number 21 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Listen To The Radio” by The Pukka Orchestra peaked at number 19 on the Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “The Boys In Blue” by Everton Football Club peaked at number 82 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Breakdance Party” by Break Machine peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Breakdance” by Irene Cara peaked at number 88 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Dance With Me” by Carol Kenyon peaked at number 87 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” by Herrey's peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Drag Me Down” by The Boomtown Rats peaked at number 50 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Each And Every One” by Everything But The Girl peaked at number 28 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “High On Emotion” by Chris de Burgh peaked at number 44 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Love Wars” by Womack And Womack peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Murder” by New Order peaked at number 92 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Robin (The Hooded Man)” by Clannad peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Romancing The Stone” by Eddy Grant peaked at number 52 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “So Many Men, So Little Time” by Miquel Brown peaked at number 78 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Spiritwalker” by The Cult peaked at number 77 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Spring Fever” by Mezzoforte peaked at number 100 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “State Of Love” by Imagination peaked at number 67 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Success” by The Weather Girls peaked at number 95 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Upstroke” by Agents Aren't Aeroplanes peaked at number 93 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Ultra Fantastico” by Dennis Lawson peaked at number 99 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1984, “What Presence?” by Orange Juice peaked at number 47 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, ✪ “I've Been To Bali Too” by Redgum peaked at number 16 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, ✪ “To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap)” by Mel Brooks peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Baby I Lied” by Deborah Allen peaked at number 31 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Bitter Desire” by Kids In The Kitchen peaked at number 17 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Don't Answer Me” by The Alan Parsons Project peaked at number 43 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Ghost Ships” by The Saints peaked at number 46 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Only For Love” by Limahl peaked at number 50 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Rush Rush” by Debbie Harry peaked at number 25 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Beast Of Burden” by Bette Midler peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

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

In 1984, “It's A Miracle” by Culture Club peaked at number 5 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Save The Last Dance For Me” by Dolly Parton peaked at number 50 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Swear It's True” by The Mockers peaked at number 19 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “The Great Divide” by Foreign Press peaked at number 41 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Up On The Catwalk” by Simple Minds peaked at number 44 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “A Love Worth Waiting For” by Shakin' Stevens peaked at number 24 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “De klok op rock” by Normaal peaked at number 15 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Happy Ending” by Joe Jackson peaked at number 19 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “I Want To Break Free” by Queen peaked at number 1 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “You Are My Lady” by Blitz [NL] peaked at number 48 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1984, “You Might Think” by The Cars peaked at number 49 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1984, “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” by Herrey's peaked at number 5 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Get Out Of Your Lazy Bed” by Matt Bianco peaked at number 2 on the Norway pop singles chart.

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