U2 Starts Five-Week Run At Number 1 With Joshua Tree In 1987 – April 25, 2016

On this day in music, April 25th in 1987, U2 started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their fifth studio album “Joshua Tree.” Inspired by American tour experiences, literature, and politics, the album topped the charts in over 20 countries, and is one of the world’s all-time best-selling albums, with over 25 million copies sold. The album which won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year produced the hit singles ‘With or Without You’, ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’, and ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’.

Happy Birthday: Ella Fitzgerald, Albert King, Stu Cook, and Simon Fowler.