Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Music History Today: November 10, 2021

November 10, 2001: The Calling debuted highest on the US music chart with "Wherever You Will Go."
"Wherever You Will Go" is the debut single of American band the Calling. 

The Calling

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Songwriter Aaron Kamin talked about the song in a radio interview. He said, "At the time my grandmother's best friend had passed away and she left behind a husband of 50 or more years and I was at the funeral and afterwards I just started thinking of what it would be like to be him and have your whole life change so dramatically and not for the best in a matter of moments." 
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November 10, 1962: Brenda Lee made the Top 3 in the US with "All Alone Am I."
“All Alone Am I” is a song originally composed by the Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis. In addition, it was recorded in Greek by Tzeni Karezi for the soundtrack of the film To nisi ton genneon (The Island of the Brave). Later, a new version of the song with English lyrics was produced by Owen Bradley. It appeared as the title track on one of Lee’s albums.  
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November 10, 1973: Eddie Kendricks' "Keep On Truckin'" hits number 1 for the first of two weeks.
“Keep On Truckin’” is arguably the first disco record ever to hit #1.

Eddie Kendricks
Eddie Kendricks

Kendricks had been a Temptation for most of his adult life. But after 11 years with the Temptations, Kendricks had had enough. On the way out, he recorded the lead vocal on “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me).” By the time that song hit #1, Kendricks had a solo deal with Motown. But he couldn’t make a hit to save his life. 
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November 10, 1984: Dennis DeYoung's "Desert Moon" made Billboard's Top 10 single's list.
The location of this song is "Desert Moon" because Dennis DeYoung wrote the first version of the song for the 1984 movie Dune, which is based on the 1965 Frank Herbert book. Dune is set on a desert planet, which is how he arrived at the title. It was Dennis DeYoung's first single, and the title track to his debut solo album. 
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November 10, 1990: M.C. Hammer peaked at number 2 with "Pray."
"Pray" is the third single released from MC Hammer's third album, Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em.

 MC Hammer


The song heavily samples Prince's hit song, "When Doves Cry", the first of just a few times that Prince allowed samples of his compositions. The track also interpolates Faith No More's "We Care a Lot". It became Hammer's biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100. 
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Wherever You Will Go
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