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In 1980, Garth Brooksʹ self-titled debut album was certified gold

In 1980, “Another One Bites The Dust” single by Queen was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1980, “One Trick Pony,” the semi-autobiographical film of musician Paul Simon, who had a current hit “Late in the Evening” on the charts, premiered in New York City.

In 1980, “The Game” album by Queen was certified Platinum by the RIAA

In 1982, Sony began selling the first commercial compact disc player, the CDP-101, in Japan.

In 1982, “Remington Steele”, TV Crime Drama; debut on NBC. Needing a manʹs name to attract viewers to its new show about a female detective who needs a manʹs name to attract clients, NBC licenses Remington Steele. Pierce Brosnan plays the man with the manly moniker, and Stephanie Zimbalist stars as his partner in crime-fighting.

In 1982, “Winds Of Change” album by Jefferson Starship was released

In 1983, R.C., “(Sheʹs) Sexy + 17” by Stray Cats peaked at number five on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, R.C., “Far From Over” by Frank Stallone peaked at number ten on the pop singles chart. Itʹs from the movie “Staying Alive” which featured Finola Hughes as well as John Travolta after he hung up his white polyester disco suit.

In 1983, R.C., “Freak-A-Zoid” by Midnight Star peaked at #66 on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, R.C., “Kiss The Bride” by Elton John peaked at #25 on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, R.C., “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” by Bonnie Tyler peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Colour By Numbers” album by Culture Club was released

In 1983, “Cutter to Houston” began airing on CBS

In 1983, “The Rousters” began airing on NBC

In 1983, “Uh-huh” album by John Mellencamp was released

In 1983, “Weird Al” Yankovic records the first songs for his his 3-D LP “Nature Trail To Hell”, “That Boy Could Dance”, “Mr. Popeil”, “Midnight Star”, and “Gonna Buy Me A Condo”. His 3-D album would be released the following year.

In 1984, American Movie Classics (AMC) cable TV Network showing classic movies debut. This AMC channel does not feature 24 hours of Susan Lucci.

In 1984, Gary Trudeauʹs “Doonesbury” comic strip resumed after two-year hiatus.

In 1984, M.T.V. Japan premiered.

In 1984, PBS launches the childrenʹs anthology series “WonderWorks” with “Booker,” the true story of Booker T. Washington and his family as they passed from slavery into free Americans at the end of the Civil War. The film stars Shavar Ross as the title character alongside LeVar Burton and Shelley Duvall.

In 1984, The comic strip “Mother Goose and Grimm” debut.

In 1984, “Stop Making Sense” album by Talking Heads was released

In 1986, On One Life to Live, Viki learned that Cord was Clintʹs son

In 1986, “Better Days” began airing on CBS

In 1988, R.C., “I Hate Myself For Loving You” by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts peaked at number eight on the pop singles chart.

In 1988, R.C., “Whatʹs The Matter Here?” by 10,000 Maniacs peaked at #80 on the pop singles chart.

In 1988, Robert Englund, the actor who plays Freddie Kruger, weds Nancy Booth.

In 1988, “Frankʹs Place”, TV Comedy; last aired on CBS despite critical acclaim but low ratings.

In 1988, “Monsters” began airing in syndication

In 1988, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” began airing in syndication

In 1989, Tom Petty makes a guest appearance as himself on Itʹs Garry Shandlingʹs Show.

In 1989, “Two To Make It Right” single by Seduction was released

In 1982, "Hey Good Lookin'" was released by Warner Bros. / Bakshi Productions; Ralph Bakshi (director/screenplay); Richard Romanus, David Proval, Jesse Welles, Tina Bowman, Philip M. Thomas, Frank DeKova, Candy Candido, Angelo Grisanti; Coming-of-Age, Comedy, Drama; Adult animation

In 1982, "My Favorite Year" was released by MGM/UA Entertainment Co. / Brooksfilms Ltd.; Richard Benjamin (director); Norman Steinberg, Dennis Palumbo (screenplay); Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna, Bill Macy, Lainie Kazan, Anne De Salvo, Basil Hoffman, Lou Jacobi, Adolph Green, Tony DiBenedetto, George Wyner, Selma Diamond, Katie McClain, Cameron Mitchell, Lana Clarkson, Gloria Stuart; Comedy; Live Action

In 1989, "Sweet Bird of Youth" was released by NBC Productions / The Kushner-Locke Company; Nicolas Roeg (director); Gavin Lambert (screenplay); Elizabeth Taylor, Mark Harmon, Barry Newman, Valerie Perrine, Kevin Geer, Seymour Cassel, Ronnie Claire Edwards, Cheryl Paris, Rip Torn, Theodore Wilson, Megan Blake, John Fleck, Ruta Lee, Hal England, Charles Lucia, Billy Ray Sharkey, Nurit Koppel, Martha Milliken; Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1983, ✪ “The Man With The 4-Way Hips” by Tom Tom Club peaked at number 104 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “(She's) Sexy + 17” by Stray Cats peaked at number 5 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Baby, What About You” by Crystal Gayle peaked at number 83 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Canvas Of Life” by Minor Detail peaked at number 92 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Far From Over” by Frank Stallone peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Fight Fire With Fire” by Kansas peaked at number 58 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Freak-A-Zoid” by Midnight Star peaked at number 66 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Hate Myself For Loving You” by Joan Jett And The Blackhearts peaked at number 8 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Inside A Dream” by Jane Wiedlin peaked at number 57 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Kiss The Bride” by Elton John peaked at number 25 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Life Gets Better” by Graham Parker peaked at number 94 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Long Way To Love” by Britny Fox peaked at number 100 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Masquerade” by Berlin peaked at number 82 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “One Good Woman” by Peter Cetera peaked at number 4 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “She's On The Left” by Jeffrey Osborne peaked at number 48 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Somebody's Gonna Love You” by Lee Greenwood peaked at number 96 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Tell Her No” by Juice Newton peaked at number 27 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” by Bonnie Tyler peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Trouble In Paradise” by Al Jarreau peaked at number 63 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “What You See Is What You Get” by Brenda K. Starr peaked at number 24 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “What's The Matter Here” by 10,000 Maniacs peaked at number 80 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “You Put The Beat In My Heart” by Eddie Rabbitt peaked at number 81 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1983, “(She's) Sexy + 17” by Stray Cats peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Human Nature” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 11 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “I'll Tumble 4 Ya” by Culture Club peaked at number 5 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Look Out Any Window” by Bruce Hornsby And The Range peaked at number 20 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Never Said I Loved You” by The Payola$ And Carole Pope peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “One Good Woman” by Peter Cetera peaked at number 7 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Staying Together” by Debbie Gibson peaked at number 14 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Voodoo Thing” by Colin James peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “Between The Lines” by David Wilcox peaked at number 45 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “If We Never Meet Again” by Reckless Sleepers peaked at number 89 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “It Would Take A Strong Strong Man” by Rick Astley peaked at number 1 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “It's Saturday Night” by The Razorbacks peaked at number 68 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Living For You” by Joan Armatrading peaked at number 85 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “The Rumour” by Olivia Newton-John peaked at number 50 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Tumblin' Down” by Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers peaked at number 81 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, ✪ “I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers peaked at number 11 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “(You Said) You'd Gimme Some More” by K.C. And The Sunshine Band peaked at number 41 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Always There For You” by Stryper peaked at number 92 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Anytime” by B.V.S.M.P. peaked at number 86 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Baby Baby” by Eighth Wonder peaked at number 65 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Bad Medicine” by Bon Jovi peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Big Apple” by Kajagoogoo peaked at number 8 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Body Work” by Hot Streak peaked at number 19 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Boogie Down” by Al Jarreau peaked at number 63 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Chance” by Big Country peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Dance It Up” by Matt Fretton peaked at number 89 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Domino Dancing” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 7 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Don't Be Cruel” by Cheap Trick peaked at number 77 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Don't Talk Dirty To Me” by Jermaine Stewart peaked at number 61 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Every Breath Of The Way” by Melanie peaked at number 70 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Go Deh Yaka (Go To The Top)” by Monyaka peaked at number 14 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Hallelujah Man” by Love And Money peaked at number 63 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Believe In You” by Talk Talk peaked at number 85 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Don't Want You To Go” by Dogs D'Amour peaked at number 78 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “I Think I Want To Dance With You” by Rumple Stilts Skin peaked at number 51 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Imagination” by Steven Sante peaked at number 76 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “New Anger” by Gary Numan peaked at number 46 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “One Good Woman” by Peter Cetera peaked at number 82 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “One Minute Every Hour” by JB's Allstars peaked at number 78 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Only You” by The Commodores peaked at number 93 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Picture On The Wall” by Natural Ites peaked at number 97 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Rebel Run” by Toyah peaked at number 24 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Riding On A Train” by The Pasadenas peaked at number 13 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Set Them Free” by Aswad peaked at number 70 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Soul Inside” by Soft Cell peaked at number 16 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Stone Heart” by I-Level peaked at number 86 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Street Justice” by Rake peaked at number 92 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Talkin' All That Jazz” by Stetsasonic peaked at number 73 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Tumblin' Down” by Ziggy Marley And The Melody Makers peaked at number 84 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Vamos a la playa” by Righeira peaked at number 53 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1983, “What I Got Is What You Need” by Unique peaked at number 27 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now” by The Wedding Present peaked at number 42 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “You're Gonna Get Rocked!” by LaToya Jackson peaked at number 90 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Young Love” by Tony Terry peaked at number 94 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, ✪ “Doctorin' The Tardis” by The KLF alias The Timelords peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, ✪ “This Is The Chorus” by Morris Minor And The Majors peaked at number 22 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “(I Love It When You) Call Me Names” by Joan Armatrading peaked at number 20 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Garden Party” by Mezzoforte peaked at number 32 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “I Don't Wanna Dance / I Don't Wanna Dance (Acapella)” by Eddy Grant peaked at number 21 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Know You're Out There Somewhere” by The Moody Blues peaked at number 37 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “I.O.U.” by Freeez peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Lawyers In Love” by Jackson Browne peaked at number 28 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Made My Day” by Tim Finn peaked at number 22 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Maxine” by Sharon O'Neill peaked at number 16 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Rain” by Dragon peaked at number 2 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Somewhere In My Heart” by Aztec Camera peaked at number 34 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Tell Her About It” by Billy Joel peaked at number 9 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, “That's When I Think Of You” by 1927 peaked at number 6 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Theme From 'S'Express'” by S'Express peaked at number 11 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1988, “True Love” by Glenn Frey peaked at number 49 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “Breakfast In Bed” by UB40 With Chrissie Hynde peaked at number 5 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Did You Have To Love Me Like You Did?” by The Coconuts peaked at number 23 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Don't Call Me Baby” by Voice Of The Beehive peaked at number 25 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Drop The Boy” by Bros peaked at number 8 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Everlasting” by Natalie Cole peaked at number 20 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Don't Want To Talk About It” by Everything But The Girl peaked at number 19 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Just Got Paid” by Johnny Kemp peaked at number 45 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Motor's Too Fast” by James Reyne peaked at number 26 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1988, “My One Temptation” by Mica Paris peaked at number 37 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “New York, New York” by Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five peaked at number 49 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Promises, Promises” by Naked Eyes peaked at number 15 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Send Me An Angel” by Real Life peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Till You And Your Lover Are Lovers Again” by Engelbert Humperdinck peaked at number 29 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, ✪ “Dr. Stein” by Helloween peaked at number 85 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Everything Counts” by Depeche Mode peaked at number 50 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Just Got Paid” by Johnny Kemp peaked at number 12 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Long And Lasting Love (Once In A Lifetime)” by Glenn Medeiros peaked at number 14 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Love Reaction” by Divine peaked at number 25 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “So Far Away” by Selena [NL] peaked at number 30 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “The Crown” by Gary Byrd And The G. B. Experience peaked at number 44 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Touchy!” by a-ha peaked at number 13 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Where Did I Go Wrong” by UB40 peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1988, “You Came” by Kim Wilde peaked at number 11 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Zz Zwiet, zwiet honniebie” by Tineke Schouten peaked at number 8 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1983, ✪ “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats peaked at number 7 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1988, ✪ “The Twist (Yo, Twist)” by Fat Boys With Chubby Checker peaked at number 5 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Africa (Voodoo Master)” by Rose Laurens peaked at number 1 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1983, “All Time High” by Rita Coolidge peaked at number 14 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Find My Love” by Fairground Attraction peaked at number 3 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Für immer jung” by Wolfgang Ambros And André Heller peaked at number 12 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That” by Elton John peaked at number 6 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I hea di klopfen” by Ostbahn-Kurti And die Chefpartie peaked at number 28 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Vamos a la playa” by Righeira peaked at number 11 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1983, “When We Were Young” by Bucks Fizz peaked at number 20 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Wiener Blut” by Falco peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, “Aviateur” by Véronique Jannot peaked at number 12 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Bleu comme toi” by Étienne Daho peaked at number 30 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Gimme Hope Jo'Anna” by Eddy Grant peaked at number 8 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1983, “Comment ça va” by The Shorts peaked at number 8 on the Norway pop singles chart.

In 1983, “Dolce Vita” by Ryan Paris peaked at number 2 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1980s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1988, ✪ “Dr. Stein” by Helloween peaked at number 21 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Don't Make Me Wait” by Bomb The Bass Featuring Lorraine peaked at number 19 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Foolish Beat” by Debbie Gibson peaked at number 10 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “Heaven In My Hands” by Level 42 peaked at number 20 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1988, “I Want Your Love” by Transvision Vamp peaked at number 4 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1983, “She Works Hard For The Money” by Donna Summer peaked at number 10 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1983, “The Crown” by Gary Byrd And The G. B. Experience peaked at number 7 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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