Showing posts with label '80s #1 Hits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label '80s #1 Hits. Show all posts

Aug 19, 2019

Seventeen by Winger (1988)

Seventeen by Winger (1988)
"Seventeen" is a single released by the American rock band Winger, from their album Winger. Released in 1988, the song charted at No. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite its pop metal sound, Kip Winger points out that the tune is musically a progressive song and that it is actually quite challenging to play and sing simultaneously. Along with "Headed for a Heartbreak", it is Winger's most popular song for which they are most remembered.


Copperhead Road by Steve Earle (1988)

Copperhead Road by Steve Earle (1988)
"Copperhead Road" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Steve Earle. It was released in 1988 as the first single and title track from his third studio album of the same name. The song reached number 10 on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and was Earle's highest-peaking song to date on that chart in the United States. The song has sold 1.1 million digital copies in the United States as of September 2017.

Nothin' But A Good Time by Poison (1988)

Nothin' But A Good Time by Poison (1988)
"Nothin' but a Good Time" is the first single from the glam metal band Poison's second studio album Open Up and Say... Ahh! The B-sides are "Livin' For the Minute" and "Look But You Can't Touch".

The song was released as a single in 1988 on Enigma Records and reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #19 on the Mainstream rock charts. It also charted at number 10 on the Australian charts and number 35 on the UK Singles chart.




Round And Round by Ratt (1984)

Round And Round by Ratt (1984)
"Round and Round" is a song by the American band Ratt. It was released as a single in 1984 on Atlantic Records. It appears as the third track off Ratt's debut album Out of the Cellar. The tune was ranked number 51 on "VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's", and was named the 61st best hard rock song of all time also by VH1.

"Round and Round" proved to be the biggest hit of Ratt's career, reaching No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.



Cum On Feel the Noize by Quiet Riot (1983)

Cum On Feel the Noize by Quiet Riot (1983)
"Cum On Feel the Noize" is a song by the English rock band Slade, released in 1973 as a non-album single. It was written by lead vocalist Noddy Holder and bassist Jim Lea, and produced by Chas Chandler. 

In 1983, the American heavy metal band Quiet Riot recorded their own version of the song, which was a million-selling hit single in the United States, reaching No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.


Aug 18, 2019

Into The Night by Benny Mardones (1980)

Into The Night by Benny Mardones (1980)
"Into the Night" is a 1980 song by American pop singer-songwriter Benny Mardones, from his album Never Run, Never Hide. He re-released it in 1989, on the album Benny Mardones. The song is unusual for being one of only 10 recordings to ever ascend to the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart twice. The chartings, in 1980 and 1989, were of two similar but separate recordings.


When I See You Smile by Bad English (1989)

When I See You Smile by Bad English (1989)
"When I See You Smile" is a song written by Diane Warren and performed by American/British band Bad English. It was released in September 1989 as the second single taken from their self-titled debut album of the same name, released in 1989. The power ballad became the band's only U.S. number one hit when it peaked there in the fall of 1989 for two weeks.


Aug 15, 2019

You Might Think by The Cars (1984)

You Might Think by The Cars (1984)
"You Might Think" is a single by The Cars from their fifth studio album, Heartbeat City, which came out in 1984. The track was written by Ric Ocasek, and produced by Mutt Lange and the Cars. Ocasek sang lead vocals.

The track was the first single to be released from Heartbeat City. "You Might Think" peaked at No. 7 in the U.S. and No. 8 in Canada. It also peaked at No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the U.S., the first song by the band to do so. In the UK, the song reached No. 88 on the pop charts.


Hot For Teacher by Van Halen (1984)

Hot For Teacher by Van Halen (1984)
"Hot for Teacher" is a song by the American rock band Van Halen, taken from their sixth studio album, 1984. The song was written by band members Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth, and produced by Ted Templeman. It was released as the fourth and final single from the album in October 1984. It was the final single released by Van Halen's original lineup.



Solid by Ashford and Simpson (1984-85)

Solid by Ashford and Simpson (1984-85)
"Solid" is a song recorded by husband-and-wife songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson. It was featured on their album Solid (1984), and released as a single in November of that year.



ZZ Top - Legs (1984)

ZZ Top - Legs (1984)
"Legs" is a song performed by the band ZZ Top from their 1983 album Eliminator. The song was released as a single in 1984 and reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The dance mix version of the song peaked at number thirteen on the dance charts.



Aug 11, 2019

How Do I Survive by Amy Holland (1980)

How Do I Survive by Amy Holland (1980)
"How Do I Survive" is a song originally sung by The Paul Bliss Band and written by Paul Bliss himself. In 1980 American pop singer Amy Holland recorded her own version for her debut album. Holland often performed this song live on TV programs, such as Music Fair and Young Oh! Oh!. This song is her only Top 40 hit to date, peaking at #22. The song was later covered by The Nolans in 1982, and their version of the song appeared on their 1982 album Portrait.


Hanging On a Heart Attack by Device (1986)

Hanging On a Heart Attack by Device (1986)
Device's only album, 22B3, was released in the spring of 1986. It produced a Top 40 single in the U.S. with "Hanging on a Heart Attack," which peaked at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100.


Aug 10, 2019

That Girl by Stevie Wonder (1982)

That Girl by Stevie Wonder (1982)
"That Girl" is a song by American R&B singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder. The song was the leading single from Wonder's album-era 1982 greatest-hits compilation, Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I, as one of four newer songs from the collection. The song spent nine weeks at number one on the Billboard R&B singles chart and reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100.


Comin' In And Out Of Your Life by Barbra Streisand (1982)

Comin' In And Out Of Your Life by Barbra Streisand (1982)
"Comin' In and Out of Your Life" is a 1981 single released by Barbra Streisand on her album Memories. The song was voted the favorite adult contemporary song in the Wilmington area according to surveys by WMFD radio on January 1, 1982. On November 27, 1981, the song was 10th in the same list.


Hey! by Julio Iglesias (1981)

Hey by Julio Iglesias (1981)
"Hey!" is a song by Spanish singer Julio Iglesias from his 1980 album Hey! The album hit number one worldwide, and sales of the Spanish version purportedly surpassed 20 million. In 1981, Iglesias was nominated for a Grammy Award for the album under the Latin Pop Album category.


Aug 3, 2019

Heart to Heart by Kenny Loggins (1983)

Heart to Heart by Kenny Loggins (1983)
"Heart to Heart" is a song by American musician Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, and composer David Foster. It was released in 1982 as the second of three singles from his 1982 album High Adventure. It reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent five weeks in that position, from late January through late February. It spent a total of 13 weeks in the Top 40, and 17 weeks on the Hot 100. It also reached number 15 on the U.S. Cash Box Top 100.


Physical by Olivia Newton-John (1981)

Physical by Olivia Newton-John (1981)
"Physical" is a song by British-born Australian singer Olivia Newton-John for her twelfth studio album Physical. It was released in September 1981 by MCA Records as the lead single from the album. Recorded in early 1981, "Physical" rose to #1 on the American Billboard Hot 100 chart in November 1981 and stayed there for 10 weeks (the most of any single in the 1980s), remaining until the second half of January 1982. It reached #2 on the Radio & Records CHR/Pop Airplay chart on November 27, 1981, staying there for two weeks and remaining on the chart for 14 weeks. In terms of chart placement, "Physical" was Newton-John's most successful single in the U.S., as well as her final single to reach #1. Billboard ranked the song as the #1 single of 1982 (since the chart year for 1982 actually began in November 1981).



Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand (1980-81)

Woman In Love by Barbra Streisand  (1980-81)
"Woman in Love" is a song performed by Barbra Streisand and taken from her 1980 album, Guilty. The song was written by Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, who received the 1980 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. It is her fourth of four Platinum records, and is considered her greatest international hit.


Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time by The Spinners (1980)

Cupid/I've Loved You For A Long Time by The Spinners (1980)
"Cupid" is a song by American singer Sam Cooke, released on May 16, 1961. It charted at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 20 on the Hot R&B Sides chart; the track performed best in the United Kingdom, peaking at number seven on the UK Singles Chart. In 1980, the song was covered, in a medley with Michael Zager's "I've Loved You For a Long Time", by The Spinners. This version went to number four on 19 July - 2 August 1980 on the Hot 100, thus becoming the highest-charting version on the Hot 100, and number five on the R&B chart.