Saturday, October 30, 2021

Music History Today: October 31, 2021

October 31, 1975: Queen releases the single "I'm In Love With My Car" from the album A Night at the Opera in the UK.
“I’m In Love With My Car” is a track written by drummer Roger Taylor from Queen's 1975 album “A Night at the Opera.”

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Taylor had such faith and love for the song, he urged Freddie Mercury to allow it to appear B-side of their most famous hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and locked himself in a cupboard until Mercury agreed. The song proved to be a live favourite, played often during the late 1970’s to the early 1980’s. 
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October 31, 1958: The Flamingos recorded "I Only Have Eyes For You."
“I Only Have Eyes For You” was composed in 1934 by Harry Warren with lyrics by Al Dubin. This tune was featured in the 1934 movie “Dames,” first as Dick Powell singing to Ruby Keeler, then as a production number in which Powell sees Keeler’s face everywhere he looks. The song was a hit in 1959 for The Flamingos, in 1966 for The Letterman, in 1975 for Art Garfunkel, and was named the most-recorded song of the 20th Century by ASCAP. 
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October 31, 1970: Jerry Reed debuts in the Billboard Hot 100 single's chart with "Amos Moses."
Jerry Reed’s “Amos Moses” is its unique story that’s only imaginable in the wild wild west. 

Jerry Reed
Jerry Reed

The title of the song is the protagonist’s name. Amos Moses is a one-armed Cajun alligator poacher who lives about 45 minutes southeast of Thibodaux, Louisiana. He’s also the son of a man named “Doc Milsap” and a woman named Hannah. Each verse reflects the poacher’s life from his abusive childhood to being a troubled adult. 
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October 31, 1981: Dan Fogelberg peaked at number 7 with his hit  "Hard To Say."
Dan Fogelberg wrote "Hard to Say" while recovering from surgery. The song features backing vocals by singer Glenn Frey of the Eagles. The song became Fogelberg's third Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 
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October 31, 1992: R.E.M. had the  highest debuting song on the US single's chart, at number 71, with "Drive."
Drive" by R.E.M. is the first track on and the lead single from their eighth studio album, Automatic for the People, and was the first song lead singer Michael Stipe wrote on a computer. It peaked at number 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, and number two on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart. 
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I'm In Love With My Car
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