30 Years of the Rock ‘n’ WrestleMania Connection

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It’s time to take a trip down memory lane and take a look at what we were listening to over the past 30 years as WrestleMania was being broadcast. Grab your cassette walkman, portable CD player and iPod’s as we track 30 years of the Rock ‘n’ WrestleMania Connection.

WrestleMania 
March 31, 1985
Madison Square Garden
New York, New York

Number One Single: Phil Collins – “One More Night”
Number One from March 30-April 6, 1985

Number One Album: Phil Collins – No Jacket Required
Number One from March 30-April 19, 1985 and May 18-24 1985

WrestleMania 2
April 7, 1986
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Rosemont Horizon, Los Angeles Memorial Arena
Long Island, Chicago, Los Angeles

Number One Single: Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus”
Number One from March 29-April 18, 1986

Number One Album: Whitney Houston – Whitney Houston
Number One from March 8- April 25 and May 17-July 4, 1986

WrestleMania III
March 29, 1987
Silverdome
Pontiac, Michigan

Number One Single: Club Nouveau – “Lean on Me”
Number One from March 21-April 3, 1987

Number One Album: Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
Number One from March 7-April 24, 1987

WrestleMania IV
March 27, 1988
Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Number One Single: Michael Jackson – “Man in the Mirror”
Number One from March 26-April 8, 1988

Number One Album: Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
Number One from March 12-May 6, 1988 and previously January 2-15, 1988

WrestleMania V
April 2, 1989
Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Number One Single: The Bangles – “Eternal Flame”
Number One from April 1-7, 1989

Number One Album: Debbie Gibson – Electric Youth
Number One from March 11-April 14, 1989

WrestleMania VI
April 1, 1990
Skydome
Toronto, Ontario

Number One Single: Alannah Myles – “Black Velvet”
Number One from March 24-April 6, 1990

Number One Album: Paula Abdul – Forever Your Girl
Number One from February 3-April 6, 1990

WrestleMania VII
March 24, 1991
Los Angeles Memorial Arena
Los Angeles, California

Number One Single: Timmy T – “One More Try”
Number One from March 23-29, 1990

Number One Album: Mariah Carey – Mariah Carey
Number One from March 2-May 17, 1991

WrestleMania VIII
April 5, 1992
Hoosier Dome
Indianapolis, Indiana

Number One Single: Vanessa Williams – “Save the Best for Last”
Number One from March 21-April 24, 1992

Number One Album: Waynes’s World Soundtrack
Number One from April 4-17, 1992

WrestleMania IX
April 4, 1993
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, Nevada

Number One Single: Snow – “Informer”
Number One from March 13-April 30, 1993

Number One Album: The Bodyguard Soundtrack
Number One from April 3-April 9, April 17-May 7, May 15-June 4, 1992 and previously December 12, 1992- March 12, 1993

WrestleMania X
March 20, 1994
Madison Square Garden
New York, New York

Number One Single: Ace of Base – “The Sign”
Number One from March 12-April 8 and May 7-May 20, 1994

Number One Album: Toni Braxton – Tony Braxton
Number One from March 19-25, 1994 and previously February 26-March 4, 1994

WrestleMania XI
April 2, 1995
Hartford Civic Center
Hartford, Connecticut

Number One Single: Madonna – “Take a Bow”
Number One from February 25-April 14, 1995

Number One Album: 2Pac – Me Against the World
Number One from April 1-28, 1995

WrestleMania XII
March 31, 1996
Arrowhead Pond
Anaheim, California

Number One Single: Celine Dion – “Because You Loved Me”
Number One from March 23-May 3, 1996

Number One Album: Alanis Morrisette – Jagged Little Pill 
Number One from March 30-April 5, April 13-May 3, August 24-September 13 and previous February 24-March 1, 1995

WrestleMania 13
March 23, 1997
Rosemont Horizon
Chicago, Illinois

Number One Single: Puff Daddy Featuring Mase – “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down
Number One from March 22-May 2, 1997

Number One Album: U2 – Pop
Number One from March 22-March 28, 1997

WrestleMania XIV
March 29, 1998
Fleet Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Number One Single: Will Smith – “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It”
Number One from March 14-April 3, 1998

Number One Album: Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture
Number One from January 24-May 15, 1998

WrestleMania XV
March 28, 1999
First Union Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Number One Single: Cher – “Believe”
Number One from March 13-April 9, 1999

Number One Album: TLC – Fanmail
Number One from March 13-April 2 and May 8-14, 1999

WrestleMania 2000
April 2, 2000
Arrowhead Pond
Anaheim, California

Number One Single: Destiny’s Child – “Say My Name”
Number One from March 18-April 7, 2000

Number One Album: Santana – Supernatural
Number One from February 26-April 7 and previously January 22- February 11, 2000

WresleMania X-Seven
April 1, 2001
Reliant Astrodome
Houston, Texas

Number One Single: Shaggy featuring Rayvon – “Angel”
Number One from March 31-April 6, 2001

Number One Album: Shaggy – Hot Shot
Number One from March 31-April 13 and previously February 17-March 16, 2001

WrestleMania X8
March 17, 2002
Skydome
Toronto, Ontario

Number One Single: Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule – “Ain’t it Funny”
Number One from March 9-April 19, 2002

Number One Album: Alanis Morrisette – Under Rug Swept
Number One from March 16-22, 2002

WresleMania XIX
March 30, 2003
Safeco Field
Seattle, Washington

Number One Single: 50  Cent – “In Da Club”
Number One from March 8-May 9, 2003

Number One Album: 50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin’
Number One from March 22-April 11, May 17-May 23 and previously February 22-March 7, 2003

WrestleMania XX
March 14, 2004
Madison Square Garden
New York, New York

Number One Single: Usher featuring Lili John and Ludacris – “Yeah!”
Number One from February 28-May 21, 2004

Number One Album: Norah Jones – Feels Like Home
Number One from February 28-April 9, 2004

WrestleMania 21
April 3, 2005
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California

Number One Single: 50 Cent featuring Olivia – “Candy Shop”
Number One from March 5-May 6, 2005

Number One Album: 50 Cent – The Massacre 
Number One from March 19-April 29, 2005

WrestleMania 22
April 2, 2006
Allstate Center
Chicago, Illinois

Number One Single: Sean Paul – “Temperature”
Number One from April 1-7, 2006

Number One Album: High School Musical Soundtrack
Number One from April 1-7 and previously March 11-17, 2006

WrestleMania 23
April 1, 2007
Ford Field
Detroit, Michigan

Number One Single: Fergie featuring Ludacris – “Glamorous”
Number One from March 24-April 6, 2007 

Number One Album: Musiq Soulchild – Luvanmusiq
Number One from March 31-April 6, 2007

WrestleMania XXIV
March 30, 2008
Citrus Bowl
Orlando, Florida

Number One Single: Usher featuring Young Jeezy – “Love in This Club”
Number One from March 15-April 4, 2008

Number One Album: Rick Ross- Trilla
Number One from March 29-April 4, 2008

WrestleMania XXV
April 5, 2009
Reliant Stadium
Houston, Texas

Number One Single: Flo Rida – “Right Round”
Number One from February 28-April 10, 2009

Number One Album: Kelly Clarkson – All I Ever Wanted
Number One from March 28-April 10, 2009

WrestleMania XXVI
March 28, 2010
University of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, Arizona

Number One Single: Rhianna – “Rude Boy”
Number One from March 27-April 30, 2010

Number One AlbumLudacris – Battle of the Sexes
Number One from March 27- April 2, 2010

WrestleMania XVIII
April 3, 2011
Georgia Dome
Atlanta, Georgia

Number One Single: Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
Number One from February 26-April 8, 2011

Number One Album: Adele – 21
Number One from April 2-April 8, April 23-29, May 7-June 10, June 25-July 1, August 6-August 12, August 20-26, November 5-11 and previously March 12-25, 2011

WrestleMania XVIII
April 1, 2012
Sun Life Stadium
Miami, Florida

Number One Single: Fun featuring Janelle Monae – “We Are Young”
Number One from March 17-April 27, 2012

Number One Album: One Direction – Up All Night
Number One from March 31-April 6

WrestleMania 29
April 7, 2013
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, New Jersey

Number One Single: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz – “Thrift Shop”
Number One from April 6-19 and previously February 2-March 1, 2013

Number One Album: Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
Number One from April 6-26, 2013

WrestleMania XXX
April 6, 2014
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana

Number One Single
: Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Number One from March 8-May 16, 2014

Number One Album: Frozen Soundtrack
Number One from March 8-May 23 2014. Previously January 18-31, February 8-21 and March 8-14, 2014

I would like to thank longtime Place to Be Nation member, Michael McDonald for originally pitching this idea to me.

Also, be sure to check out a great ongoing series, The Great WrestleMania Re-Book where members of the PTBN staff re-book every WrestleMania in history.

Author: Jason Greenhouse

Jason is a proud nerd for all things 80s and 90s. He's a life long wrestling fan and can make a Seinfeld reference out of any situation. In addition, he hopes to see the Jets win the SuperBowl in his lifetime.