Sunday, November 14, 2021

Music History Today: November 15, 2021

November 15, 2008: Beyoncé entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 44 with "Single  Ladies (Put a Ring on It)."
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyoncé is from her third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce. 

Beyoncé "Single Ladies"
Beyoncé "Single Ladies"

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won three Grammy Awards in 2010, including Song of the Year, among other accolades. It topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for four non-consecutive weeks and has been certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Globally, it was 2009's seventh best-selling digital single with 6.1 million copies sold. 
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November 15, 1965: The Rolling Stones make their US TV debut on Hullabaloo, performing "Get Off My Cloud."
Hullabaloo is an American musical variety series that ran on NBC from January 12, 1965 through April 11, 1966. 

The Rolling Stones on Hullabaloo 1965
The Rolling Stones on Hullabaloo 1965

Similar to ABC's Shindig! and in contrast to American Bandstand, it aired in prime time. From May through August 1966 it aired repeats, and was replaced by the sitcom The Monkees in September 1966. 
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November 15, 1975: "Heat Wave" by Linda Ronstadt makes it to the Top 5 in the US.
"Heat Wave" is a 1963 song written by the Holland–Dozier–Holland songwriting team. It was first made popular by the Motown vocal group Martha and the Vandellas.
Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt remade it for her album Prisoner in Disguise. The lead single from that LP was the original Neil Young composition "Love Is a Rose." "Heat Wave" was the B-side. However pop radio disc jockeys preferred "Heat Wave." 
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November 15, 1980:  Stephanie Mills peaked at number 6 on the US music chart with "I Never Knew Love Like This Before." 
"Never Knew Love Like This Before" was Mills' biggest hit on the US Billboard Pop Singles Chart. The record won Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 1981 Grammy Awards, vanquishing competition that included Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, and Minnie Riperton.  
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November 15, 1986: Eddie Money made it to number 4 in the US with "Take Me Home Tonight."
"Take Me Home Tonight" is based on The Ronettes' 1963 hit "Be My Baby," and features their lead singer, Ronnie Spector, on the chorus performing her famous line, "Be my little baby."

Eddie Money
Eddie Money

With this song, Ronnie Spector returned to the spotlight for the first time in two decades. A groundbreaking artist, Spector was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with The Ronettes in 2007, but by 1986 she was long out of the spotlight. The song not only introduced Spector to a new generation, but also got her on MTV for her first time.  
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Single  Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
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