Monday, August 23, 2021

Music History Today: August 24, 2021

August 24, 1999: Creed released the single "Higher."
Creed front-man Scott Stapp has come a long way since the band recorded their big hits like “Higher” and “With Arms Wide Open.”

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According to a new GQ profile, Stapp is now sober and joined the new supergroup Art of Anarchy, and he’s taking a measured look back at his former band’s glory days. For instance, Stapp agrees that the “Higher” video, in which he struts across the stage in a tank top and leather pants, has not aged terribly well. 
Read more: Entertainment Weekly
August 24, 1963: "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)" by Allan Sherman peaks at number 2 on the charts.
“Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)” is said to have been inspired by a camping experience of Allan Sherman’s son. Within the context of this piece, camp is where parents send their children to learn about the wilderness under the guidance of an experienced staff of personnel.  And in the case of this narrative, the lad is attending Camp Granada and reporting home to his parents by mail. 
Read more: Song Meanings + Facts

August 24 1985: "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News, from the movie Back To the Future, reached the top of the US single's chart
Back To The Future, the biggest hit at the 1985 box office, is a beautifully assembled Swiss watch of a movie, a perfect little machine full of subliminal clues that pay off much later.

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Director Rob Zemeckis and his co-writer, producer Bob Gale, find small and clever little ways to convey information, and we get a lot of those in the film’s first few minutes. We also get the big, pumping jam that would become the first #1 hit for Huey Lewis And The News, a band that was already on fire. 
Read more: Stereogum

August 24, 1991: "It Ain't Over til It's Over" by Lenny Kravitz peaked at number 2 on the US music chart.
This was the first big hit for Lenny Kravitz. He had a minor hit in 1989 with his first single, "Let Love Rule," off the LP of the same name. 
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Lenny Kravitz
 Kravitz wrote it about the actress Lisa Bonet. They got married in 1987 and had a daughter, Zoe, a year later. But in 1991, their marriage was on the rocks, and Kravitz wrote "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" hoping to reconcile their relationship. They ended up getting divorced in 1993, but later settled in as good friends. 
Read more: Songfacts

 

August 24, 2002: "Just a Friend 2002" by Mario peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
"Just a Friend 2002" is a loose cover of Markie's hit "Just a Friend" and was the first single released from Mario's self-titled debut album. Mario's version is different, as the story is changed from a man who discovers his girlfriend has been cheating on him to a story about unrequited love. It outperformed Markie's 1989 version on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number four while Markie's peaked at number nine. 
Read more: Wikipedia

 

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