Thursday, September 9, 2021

Music History Today: September 9, 2021

September 9, 1985: Glenn Frey released the single "You Belong To The City."
"You Belong to the City" by Glenn Frey was written specifically for the television show Miami Vice's episode "Prodigal Son." 

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The song peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, although it did reach the top of the Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart. The song, along with Jan Hammer's "Miami Vice Theme", helped the Miami Vice soundtrack album reach the top spot of the Billboard 200 chart. Frey performed this song live when touring with the Eagles until 2005. 
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September 9, 1957: Paul Anka's "Diana" peaked at Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, held off by Debbie Reynolds' "Tammy."
Isn’t it amazing how Paul Anka once turned a crush on an older girl into a breakthrough hit, “Diana”?

Paul Anka
Paul Anka

Recorded in 1957 at Don Costa studio in New York City, the song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Best Sellers In Stores chart and climbed no higher than No. 2 on Billboard′s composite Top 100 chart. “Diana” also hit No. 1 on the R&B Best Sellers chart. 
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September 9, 1967: Sam & Dave debuted on the US music chart with "Soul Man."
Maybe 1967 is remembered for psychedelic pop and the Summer of Love, but it was also a super-soulful time in chart history. That was thanks in no small part to Stax Records in general and Sam & Dave in particular.

Sam & Dave
Sam & Dave

On September 9 that year, Messrs Moore and Prater continued their run of hits on the esteemed southern soul label with the irresistible Isaac Hayes and David Porter composition and production “Soul Man.” Such was its crossover potential that it entered the Hot 100 that day, at No.79, a week before it even arrived on the R&B charts. 
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September 9, 1978: A Taste Of Honey's "Boogie Oogie Oogie" hit Number 1 for the first of three weeks.
Before A Taste Of Honey came along, the Sylvers got to #1 with “Boogie Fever,” and KC & The Sunshine Band followed them with “I’m Your Boogie Man” — two gloriously goofy songs.  
A Taste Of Honey musical group
A Taste Of Honey

“Boogie Fever” is about an epidemic of dancing, an urge that takes people over even when they’re at pizza parlors and drive-in movies. “I’m Your Boogie Man” is the tale of a guy who likes to dance and have sex and who uses the same verb to describe both of them. A Taste Of Honey’s “Boogie Oogie Oogie” gets even looser with it simply by turning the word “boogie” into an echo of itself. 
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September 9, 1991:  As the follow-up to his Number 1 hit, "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You," Bryan Adams released "Can't Stop This Thing We Started."
“Can’t Stop This Thing We Started” is one of those sweet yet aggressive love songs that were kind of the rage back around the 1980s.

Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams

The singer is saying that he is so committed to getting the addressee, i.e. the apple of his eye, that no force on Earth is going to stop him from pursuing her. But that includes even the lady herself, as he is also telling her that she shouldn’t “even try” to deny him. 
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You Belong To The City
Glenn Frey

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