Thursday, September 23, 2021

Music History Today: September 24, 2021


September 24, 1988: Anita Baker's "Giving You the Best that I've Got" enters the Billboard Hot 100 single's chart. 
"Giving You the Best That I Got" was Baker's highest charting hit on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number three in December 1988.

Anita Baker
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The song was released prior to the Grammy Awards eligibility cutoff date of September 30, allowing it to be nominated for four awards at the Grammy Awards of 1989. The song won in the categories Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female and Best R&B Song; it was also nominated for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year. 
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September 24, 1968: The Vogues received a Gold record for "Turn Around Look at Me," which reached number 7 on the Billboard Pop chart.
"Turn Around, Look at Me" is a song written by Jerry Capehart and Glen Campbell, though Campbell is not officially credited. In 1961, Glen Campbell released his version as a single. This was his first song to chart in the United States, hitting #62 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1968, The Vogues released their remake as a single. This version reached #7 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart. 
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September 24, 1977: "Telephone Line" by the Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number 7 on the US music chart.
Telephone Line was originally recorded at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany during July of 1976. This recording was for the backing track only. The orchestra was recorded later at De Lane Lea Studios, Wembley, England.

 

Electric Light Orchestra

Just before release, other minor edits (including the muted telephone intro) were done at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles, California, USA. The early working title was Bad Salad Telephone (a play on the term "sad ballad"), so it appears that the telephone theme was an early concept for the song. 
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September 24, 1983: Jackson Browne's "Tender Is the Night" debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
Jackson Browne wrote "Tender Is The Night" with Danny Kortchmar and Russ Kunkel. 

Those names are familiar to anyone who has looked over the credits to albums by Don Henley (I Can't Stand Still), Carole King (Tapestry, Thoroughbred), Linda Ronstadt (Mad Love, Get Closer) and many others. Kortchmar and Kunkel - a guitarist and drummer, respectively - played on the Lawyers In Love album and also Browne's previous LP Running On Empty. 
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September 24, 1994: "Turn The Beat Around (Remix)" by Gloria Estefan entered the US Hot 100 chart.
"Turn The Beat Around" was Vicki Sue Robinson's only hit.  Gloria Estefan did a nearly identical cover version in 1994 that was used in the Sharon Stone movie The Specialist. Her version was a #1 Dance hit and went to #13 on the Hot 100. 
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 Giving You the Best that I've Got
Anita Baker

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