Time Machine: Music We Listened To (August 2013)

which dating website is the bestIt’s time for a look back at what music we listened to and what was popular in August 10, 20, 30, 40 and even 50 years ago, and dare I say but it’s about as dodgy a month of music as I’ve seen. Normally I’d pick out a couple of non-chart toppers that I also liked, but after wading through a few years I was so depressed I gave up…

The only one that really jumps out at me is Every Breath You Take by The Police.

And so to all the number ones that appeared in the charts for the month…

August 2003
Number #1s:
UK: Anyone Of Us by Gareth Gates, Colourblind by Darius, Round Round by Sugarbabes, Crossroads by Blazin’ Squad
USA: Crazy In Love by Beyonce and Jay-Z
Australia: A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton, Complicated by Avril Lavigne

August 1993
Number #1s:
UK: Pray by Take That, Living On My Own by Freddie Mercury, Mr Vain by Culture Beat
USA: Can’t Help Falling In Love by UB40
Australia: Can’t Help Falling In Love by UB40, River Of Dreams by Billy Joel

August 1983
Number #1s:
UK: Wherever I Lay My Hat by Paul Young, Give It Up by KC and the Sunshine Band
USA: Every Breath You Take by The Police
Australia: Flashdance by Irene Cara, Australiana by Austen Tayshus

August 1973
Number #1s:
UK: I’m The Leader Of The Band by Gary Glitter, Yong Love by Donny Osmond
USA: The Morning After by Maureen McGovern, Touch Me In The Morning by Diana Ross, Brother Louie by Stories
Australia: Heaven Is My Woman’s Love by Col Joye, Delta Dawn by Helen Reddy

August 1963
Number #1s:
UK: Devil In Disguise by Elvis Presley, Sweets For My Sweet by Searchers, Bad To Me by Billy J Kramer and The Dakotas
USA: So Much In Love by The Tymes, Fingertips Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder, My Boyfriends Back by Angels
Australia: Move Baby Move by Johnny O’Keefe, Surf City by Jan and Dean, 55 Days At Peking by Rob E.G

Time Machine will look at some of the songs we were listening to in this month 10, 20, 30 and even 40 years ago. There will be good, bad and indifferent songs brought forth from the UK, USA and Australian charts, but I’m pretty sure at least one of them will bring back memories.

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