On This Day In Music History

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.

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.

 

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.

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’.

Born on this day in 1993, Niall Horan!

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

The Promise Of A New Day by Paula Abdul