Okay, up and at ’em: On this day in 1990, the album Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em began 21 weeks as number one on the U.S. pop charts, mainly thanks to this song.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.