The movie Flashdance
was released on April 15, 1983. On May 28, this song hit #1 US, where it stayed for six weeks. On June 25, the soundtrack when to #1 and stayed for two weeks, interrupting the run of Michael Jackson's Thriller
, which had been at the top spot for 17 weeks and would return for another 20 (eventually knocked off by the Footloose
On September 10, another song from Flashdance
, Michael Sembello's "Maniac
," also went to #1 US.