Where were you this week back in the 80s?

It's almost the weekend! What does that mean? It means it's time for Friday Night 80s and your weekly Friday flashback!

07th November

1987 - Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Tunnel Of Love.'

Springsteen’s eighth studio album went triple platinum in the US, with 'Brilliant Disguise' being one of its biggest hits, peaking at No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

08th November

1986 - Berlin started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Take Your Breath Away'.

The song which also featured in 'Top Gun', was written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1986.

09th November

1985 - Jan Hammer went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the 'Miami Vice Theme', a No.5 hit in the UK.

It was the last instrumental song to reach the top 10 of the Hot 100 until Harlem Shake in 2013.

10th November

1984 - Former Rufus singer Chaka Khan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Feel For You.'

Written by Prince, the song featured Stevie Wonder on harmonica and was and the rapper was Grandmaster Melle Mel. The repetition of Khan's name by Melle Mel at the beginning of the song was originally a mistake made by producer Arif Mardin, who loved his mistake so much he decided to keep it in.

11th November

1989 - Chris Rea started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'The Road To Hell.'

The iconic album cover features art by the English artist, Adrian Chesterman who was also responsible for creating cover art for Motörhead’s 1979 'Bomber' album.

12th November

1983 - Bob Dylan’s 'Infidels' album reached its highest chart position when it peaked at #9 in the UK.

Dylan's 22nd studio album was co-produced with Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler. Dylan had also approached Elvis Costello, David Bowie and Frank Zappa as possible producers but each declined.

13th November

1982, Men At Work started a 15-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their debut album 'Business As Usual'.

The album went on to sell over five million copies in the US. The group members were Greg Ham on flute, saxophone, keyboards and vocals; Colin Hay on vocals and guitar; John Rees on bass guitar; Jerry Speiser on drums and backing vocals; and Ron Stykert on lead guitar and vocals.




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