Monday, October 25, 2021

Music History Today: October 25, 2021

October 25, 2003: Sheryl Crow entered the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with a cover of  "The First Cut is the Deepest."
Songwriter Cat Stevens penned and did a demo recording of “The First Cut Is The Deepest” in 1965. 
Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow

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He brought the song to P.P Arnold who demonstrated the song’s chart potential in the ’60s. Other cover artists throughout the years have also benefited from the song’s charismatic appeal. 
October 25, 1969: Two fictional bands fronted by Ron Dante were in the US Top 10: "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies at number 3 and "Tracy" by The Cuff Links peaking at number 9.
"Tracy" was written by the songwriting team of Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance, who wrote the #1 novelty hit "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini." They were The Cufflinks for this song. They also wrote the follow-up singles "When Julie Comes Around" and "Run Sally Run", as well as a parody of "Leader of the Pack" credited to The Detergents. 
Read more: Songfacts


October 25, 1974: Paul McCartney & Wings released the single "Junior's Farm." 
“Junior’s Farm” was written by Paul and Linda McCartney and performed with McCartney’s band Wings.  It was issued as a non-album single.  
Paul McCartney and Wings "Junior's Farm"

Recorded in 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee, while the band was staying at the Lebanon, Tennessee farm of Curly Putman Jr., it became a number-three hit single in the United States. 

October 25, 1980: "He's So Shy" by The Pointer Sisters peaked at Number 3 on the US Pop music chart.
"He's So Shy" was written by Tom Snow and Cynthia Weil as "She's So Shy." It was intended for Leo Sayer. 

The Pointer Sisters
The Pointer Sisters

It's fusion of classic girl group pop, new wave-styled dance music and R&B proved the right combination to effect a top-ten comeback for The Pointer Sisters. 
Read more: Wikipedia

 October 25, 1986: "Is This Love" by Survivor entered the Billboard Hot 100 single chart.
"Is This Love" by Survivorwas released on October 1, 1986 as the first single from their sixth album, When Seconds Count. Written by keyboard player Jim Peterik and guitarist Frankie Sullivan it peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. 
Read more: Wikipedia

The First Cut Is the Deepest
Sheryl Crow

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