Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Music History Today: October 7, 2021

October  7, 2000: The highest song entering the Hot 100 single's chart, at number 38 is "She Bangs" by Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin's “She Bangs” was the first single from his album “Sound Loaded.” 

Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin

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Written by Desmond Child, Walter Afanasieff, Robi Draco Rosa and Glenn Monroig, the infectious dance hit peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Martin his second-most successful single behind “Livin’ La Vida Loca” and earning the Puerto Rican star a Grammy nomination in 2001. 
Read more: Variety

October 7, 1978: Dire Straits released their self-titled debut album containing the hit "Sultans of Swing." 

Dire Straits' minimalist interpretation of pub rock had already crystallized by the time they released their eponymous debut. Driven by Mark Knopfler's spare, tasteful guitar lines and his husky warbling, the album is a set of bluesy rockers. 

And while the bar band mentality of pub-rock is at the core of Dire Straits -- even the group's breakthrough single, "Sultans of Swing," offered a lament for a neglected pub rock band -- their music is already beyond the simple boogies and shuffles of their forefathers, occasionally dipping into jazz and country. 

Read more: Allmusic


October 7, 1972: The Raspberries peaked at number 5 in the US with "Go All the Way."

"Go All the Way" by the American rock group Raspberries was written by band leader Eric Carmen.

The Raspberries
The Raspberries

It was their second single release, their all-time biggest US hit, and appeared on their debut LP, Raspberries. Because of its sexually suggestive lyrics, considered risqué for the day, the song was banned by the BBC. 
Read more: Wikipedia

October 7, 1989: "The Last Worthless Evening" by Don Henley debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 single's chart.

In 1989, Don Henley had himself one heck of a career boost with his third solo album, End of the Innocence, which contained three Top 40 singles; The title track, “End of the Innocence,” plus “The Heart of the Matter” and “The Last Worthless Evening.”  The song is about Henley telling a woman that she should be with him and if she does, she will no longer spend any more “worthless evenings”. The longtime rumor is that the song is about famed movie star Michelle Pfeiffer. 

Read more: Legends Revealed

 

October 7, 1998: Eiffel 65 released "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" from the album Europop.

When Eiffel 65 released “Blue (Da Ba Dee),” it was a flop. They sold around 200 records, shrugged it off as a loss, and forgot about it.

Eiffel 65
Eiffel 65

But in a wild turn of events, the track got picked up by a small local station before getting airplay on one of the biggest radio stations in Italy—and within days, it was steamrolling its way to becoming one of the biggest hits of the late 1990s, taking the electronic music group touring around the world as their song shot up the charts. 

Read more: VICE 

She Bangs
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