Monday, November 22, 2021

Music History Today: November 23, 2021

November 23, 1991: "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt enters the Billboard Hot 100 single's chart.
"I Can't Make You Love Me" was recorded by Bonnie Raitt for her 1991 album, Luck of the Draw. 

Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt

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Released as the album's third single in 1991, it became one of Raitt's most successful singles, reaching the top-20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the top-10 on the Adult Contemporary. In August 2000, Mojo magazine voted it the eighth best track on its The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time list. 
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November 23, 1963: Dick and DeeDee entered the US music chart with "Turn Around." 
"Turn Around" was written by Malvina Reynolds, Alan Greene, and Harry Belafonte. Reynolds is known for her song "Little Boxes;" the theme song to the American televion show Weeds. Greene is the father of the American theoretical physicist, mathematician, and string theorist, Brian Greene. "Turn Around" was recorded and released by Dick and Dee Dee, reaching number 15 on the adult contemporary chart and number 27 on the Billboard chart in 1963. 
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November 23, 1970: Cat Stevens releases his fourth album, Tea For The Tillerman. 

Mona Bone Jakon only began Cat Stevens' comeback. Seven months later, he returned with Tea for the Tillerman, an album in the same chamber-group style, employing the same musicians and producer, but with a far more confident tone.

Cat Stevens
Cat Stevens
Mona Bone Jakon had been full of references to death, but Tea for the Tillerman was not about dying; it was about living in the modern world while rejecting it in favor of spiritual fulfillment. It began with a statement of purpose, "Where Do the Children Play?." 
Read more: Allmusic

 

November 23, 1985: The song entering the US music chart at the highest position, number 53 was "It's Only Love" by Bryan Adams and Tina Turner.

Bryan Adams wrote "It's Only Love" with Jim Vallance, who he collaborated with on many of his early songs. It's a duet with Tina Turner, and it helped propel her comeback. Adams performed the song with Turner when he was a supporting act on her "Private Dancer" tour. 
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November 23, 2002: "When I’m Gone" by 3 Doors Down entered the American Top 100 list.

"When I'm Gone" by 3 Doors Down was released on September 23, 2002, as the lead single from their second album, 
3 Doors Down
 3 Doors Down

Away from the Sun. It peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in April 2003. The song also spent seventeen weeks atop the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart from November 2002 through March 2003, becoming one of the longest-running number-one singles on that chart. 
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I Can't Make You Love Me
Bonnie Raitt

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