Monday, January 17, 2022

Music History Today: January 18, 2022

January 18, 2010: "Baby," by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris, was released as a single from the album My World 2.0.

Justin Bieber in 2010
Justin Bieber

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Music History Today: January 17, 2022

January 17, 1998: Savage Garden went all the way to the top, on their seventh week in Billboard's singles chart, with "Truly Madly Deeply."

After their breakthrough single 'I Want You,' Savage Garden duo Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones were sent to Sydney for eight months to record songs for a debut album.

Savage Garden
Savage Garden

Music History Today: January 16, 2022

January 16, 1999: Shawn Mullins peaked at number 7 in the US with "Lullaby."
"Lullaby" by American rock singer Shawn Mullins is from his fourth studio album, Soul's Core. Released in August 1998. it's Mullins' most successful song to date. 

Shawn Mullins album, Soul's Core

Friday, January 14, 2022

Music History Today: January 15, 2022

January 15, 2000: Christina Aguilera's "What a Girl Wants" took the top spot on the US music chart.
What a Girl Wants" was the first track recorded for the self-titled Christina Aguilera album in June 1998.

Christina Aguilera 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Music History Today: January 14, 2022

January 14, 1989: Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" peaks at number 7 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.
After the release of Bad in August of 1987, “Smooth Criminal” was the album’s seventh single, released on November 14, 1988.

Michael Jackson "Smooth Criminal"

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Music History Today: January 13, 2022

January 13, 2001: Dido makes her first appearance on the Billboard chart with "Thank You."

Dido wrote "Thank You" about the down times of depression and about how she lost her house.

Dido

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Music History Today: January 12, 2022

January 12, 1974: The Steve Miller Band top the Billboard singles chart with "The Joker."

“Some people call me the space cowboy. Some call me the gangster of love.”

Steve Miller "The Joker"

Monday, January 10, 2022

Music History Today: January 11, 2022

January 11, 1992: Guns N’ Roses made a big move on the US music chart, from number 64 to 41, with a cover of "Live and Let Die."
Guns N' Roses have never been shy about admiring classic-rock artists such as AC/DC, Queen and Elton John.

Axl Rose and Slash

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Music History Today: January 10, 2022

January 10, 1976: Foghat made their debut in the American Top 40 with "Slow Ride."
I don’t know how English rock bands managed to nail the southern rock sound so well, but I’m glad they did! 
Foghat Fool for the City album cover

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Music History Today: January 9, 2022

January 9, 1981: Phil Collins released the single "In the Air Tonight."
"In the Air Tonight" is the debut solo single by the English drummer and singer-songwriter Phil Collins, released from his debut solo album, Face Value.

Phil Collins debut solo album, Face Value

Friday, January 7, 2022

Music History Today: January 8, 2022

January 8, 2002: The soundtrack of the movie I Am Sam - a Beatles tribute album - is released.

Director Jessie Nelson originally hoped to use all Beatles songs for the soundtrack to her new movie, I Am Sam, starring Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Soundtrack of the movie I Am Sam

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Music History Today: January 7, 2022

January 7, 1989: The Bangles peaked at number 5 on Billboard with "In Your Room."
The leadoff track (and first single) from the Bangles' Everything album, "In Your Room" is a sprightly pop/rocker with heavy psychedelic overtones.

The Bangles
The Bangles

Music History Today: January 6, 2022

January 6, 1979: "My Life" by Billy Joel made it to the Top 3 singles in the US. 
"My Life," from his 52nd Street album, was Billy Joel's seventh Billboard Top 40 hit.

"My Life" by Billy Joel single cover

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Music History Today: January 5, 2022

January 5, 2002: Default debuts on the Billboard hot 100 singles chart with their first single, "Wasting My Time." 
"Wasting My Time" by Canadian rock band Default for their first studio album was released as their debut single on August 28, 2001.

Canadian rock band Default

Monday, January 3, 2022

Music History Today: January 4, 2022

January 4, 2014: Tessanne Chin, winner NBC's Season show The Voice, entered the Billboard singles chart at number 51 with her cover of "I Have Nothing." 
Tessanne Chin shot to fame after singing her way to victory on the fifth season of NBC's The Voice in 2013.

Tessanne Chin 

Music History Today: January 3, 2022

January 3, 2001: The Dave Matthews Band become the first major artist to release a song on Napster with "I Did It." 
"I Did It" was the lead single from Dave Matthews Band's album Everyday.

Dave Matthews Band's album Everyday

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Music History Today: January 2, 2022

January 2, 1993: When "The Last Song" by Elton John charts at 24, Elton John has 23 consecutive years with a song in the US Hot 100, breaking Elvis Presley's record.

"The Last Song" marked the first of John's American singles to benefit his AIDS foundation. 

Elton John
Elton John

Friday, December 31, 2021

Music History Today: January 1, 2022

January 1, 2000: More than halfway there, at number 45, Lonestar begins its trip to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with "Amazed."
"Amazed" by Lonestar, a power ballad, is the band's longest-lasting number one single and biggest hit. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks and remained there for eight consecutive weeks.

Lonestar

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Music History Today: December 30, 2021

December 30, 1995: The Beatles enter the US chart at number 10 with "Free as a Bird."

"Free as a Bird" is a song originally composed and recorded in 1977 as a home demo by John Lennon.

The Beatles Anthology 1