Thursday, September 2, 2021

Music History Today: September 3, 2021

September 3, 1999: The Bloodhound Gang released "The Bad Touch."

“The Bad Touch” is a song filled with allusions to bedroom fun. The track begins with the singer addressing what would logically be his romantic interest. 

Bloodhound Gang

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He sets the stage by letting her know that he intends to talk about the “very-important differences between human beings and animals,” specifically within the context of “the act of mating.” 

Read more: Song Meanings & Facts

September 3, 1966: Lee Dorsey peaked at number 8 on the US music singles chart with "Working In the Coal Mine."

"Working in the Coal Mine" is a song with music and lyrics by the American musician and record producer Allen Toussaint. It was an international hit for Lee Dorsey in 1966. The song concerns the suffering of a man who rises before 5 o'clock each morning in order to work in a coal mine, five days a week, where the conditions are very harsh and dangerous, but which offers the only prospect of paid employment. 
Read more: Wikipedia

 

September 3, 1977: Peter Frampton moves from number 75 to 49 on the Billboard singles chart with a cover of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)." 

Peter Frampton recorded "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) on his album I'm in You.

Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton

His version contains instrumental elements from Wonder's hit "For Once in My Life". Mick Jagger is featured on backing vocals. Frampton's version was released as a single, reaching number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 13 on the Cashbox Top 100. 
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September 3, 1983: "Suddenly Last Summer" by The Motels, the lead-off single from their fourth album Little Robbers. entered the Hot 100 at number 60.

When we think of the music of the early 80’s, we tend to think of glitz and glamour; it was the height of the MTV era, after all.

 

But there were songs that were able to break through with substance lurking below the surface flash. “Suddenly Last Summer,” a top 10 hit by the Motels off their 1983 album Little Robbers, was just such a song. 
Read more: America Songwriter

 

September 3, 1994: "Wild Night" by John Mellencamp peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singes' chart.
"Wild Night" was written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and is the opening track on his fifth studio album Tupelo Honey.

John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp and Meshell Ndegeocello recorded a version of "Wild Night" and released it as a single in 1994. The song was included on Mellencamp's 1994 album, Dance Naked and an "acoustic" remix was released as a promotional single for radio. 
Read more: Wikipedia 


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