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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel III (35th anniversary)

This week (May 16th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Peter Gabriel's third solo studio album. with a twenty-nine week total run on the US Billboard Album chart, it peaked at number 22.

Click here for my full review of the 1980 release.

For more albums with music by Peter Gabriel, click here.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Diana Ross - Diana

Today (May 22nd) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Diana, the tenth solo studio album from Motown legend Diana Ross. Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers of Chic wrote all the tracks, performed on them, and produced the record. The result was Ross' biggest seller to date. The Platinum seller hit number 33 in Japan, number 17 in Australia, number 12 in the UK, number 8 in Canada, number 5 in Germany, number 4 in the Netherlands, and number 1 in Sweden. Here in the US, it spent fifty-two weeks on the Billboard Album chart with a peak at number 2, and it went to number 1 on the US Billboard R&B Album chart (a spot it held for eight weeks).

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Rick James - Glow

Today (May 21st) marks the thirtieth anniversary of Glow, the eighth studio album from Rick James. This one went to number 50 on the US Billboard Album chart (with a total chart run of twenty-six weeks) and number 1 on the US Billboard R&B chart.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Urban Cowboy (soundtrack) (35th anniversary)

This month marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the release of the soundtrack from Urban Cowboy. The album spent forty-seven weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, including two weeks at its peak position of number 3. The film would open on June 6th of 1980.

For my complete lowdown on this country-rock hoedown, click here.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Fame (soundtrack) (35th anniversary)


Welcome back for another edition of “Soundtrack Saturday”.

Today (May 16th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the release of Fame, the soundtrack album from the 1980 film by the same name. This one spent eighty-two weeks total on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 7.

For more on this release, click here.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Devo - Freedom of Choice (35th anniversary)

Tomorrow (May 16th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Freedom of Choice, the third studio album from Devo. The album went to number 75 in Canada, number 47 in the UK, number 22 on the US Billboard Album chart, number 9 in New Zealand and number 5 in Australia.

For more from this 1980 release, click here.

For more from Devo, click here.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Beat / The English Beat - I Just Can't Stop It (35th anniversary)

This week (May 16th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of I Just Can't Stop It, the debut album from the Beat (known here in the US as the English Beat). It spent fourteen weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 142.

For more on this 1980 release, click here.

For more albums by the group, click here.