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On this day in 1985, the song ‘We Are The World’ won Best Group Video Viewer’s Choice at the MTV VMA’s in New York.

U.S.A. For Africa - We Are the World (Official Video)

Music video by U.S.A. For Africa performing We Are the World. USA For Africa#USAForAfrica #WeAreTheWorld #Vevo

In 1987, Michael Jackson started a five-week run at number 1 on the UK album chart with ‘Bad’. This was his follow up to the Thriller album. Bad stayed at number 1 on the US chart for six weeks.

 

Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal (Official Video)

The short film for Michael Jackson's ""Smooth Criminal"" was the centerpiece of the feature film Moonwalker, and featured the debut of Michael's iconic ""ant...

In 1991, Geffen Records threw a party to launch Nirvana’s single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. The band ended up being thrown out of their own party after starting a food fight.

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Live At The Paramount, Seattle / 1991)

Music video by Nirvana performing Smells Like Teen Spirit (Live At The Paramount, Seattle / 1991). © 2011 UMG Recordings, Inc.http://vevo.ly/3W0sMn

In 2019, American singer& songwriter Eddie Money passed away at age 70. He released over ten albums and had a string of hits in the late Seventies including ‘Baby Hold On’, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ and ‘Take Me Home Tonight’.

Eddie Money - Take Me Home Tonight/Be My Baby

"Music video by Eddie Money;Eddie Money with Ronnie Spector performing Take Me Home Tonight/Be My Baby. (C) 1985 Sony Music Entertainment"

Born on this day in 1993, Niall Horan!

Niall Horan - Nice To Meet Ya (Official)

Listen to "Nice to Meet Ya" here: http://niall.to/NiceToMeetYaWatch the Complete Video Collection: https://niall.lnk.to/YTPlaylistYDDirector: The Young Astro...

The #1 song in the US on this day in 1991:

The Promise Of A New Day by Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul - The Promise Of A New Day

Music video by Paula Abdul performing The Promise Of A New Day (Video).