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1949 Eddie Money

American rock singer and songwriter, Eddie Money (Edward Joseph Mahoney) was born. During the 80's he had three number one hits on Billboard Mainstream Rock chart: "Think I'm in Love" (1982), "Take Me Home Tonight" (1986), and "The Love in Your Eyes" (1989). Eddie Money died of cancer in a Los Angeles hospital on September 13, 2019, at age 70.

1981 Queen - Another One Bites the Dust - Single Cover

British rock band Queen reached number one in Spain with "Another One Bites the Dust", the fourth single from their eighth studio album, "The Game".


American rock band REO Speedwagon hit the number one spot in the United States with "Keep On Loving You", the lead single from their ninth studio album, "Hi Infidelity".

1987 Club Nouveau Lean on Me single cover

R&B group Club Nouveau went to number one with "Lean On Me", the first single from their debut album, "Life, Love & Pain". The song was written and originally recorded by Bill Withers (1972).

1987 u2 the joshua tree album cover best selling albums 80s uk

Irish rock band U2 went to number one in the UK for two weeks with their fifth studio album, "The Joshua Tree". The album produced five singles: "With or Without You", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", "Where the Streets Have No Name", "In God's Country" (North America only), and "One Tree Hill".