Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Music History Today: November 25, 2021

November 25, 1995: Whitney Houston's "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" enters at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 single's chart.
"Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" by Whitney Houston was featured on the soundtrack for the film Waiting to Exhale. It was released as the lead single from the soundtrack on November 7, 1995.

Whitney Houston
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In the United States, it became the third single to debut on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in Billboard's history. At the 39th Annual Grammy Awards, held on February 26, 1997, "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" received four nominations, including the Grammy Award for Song of the Year, and won in the category of Best R&B Song. 
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November 25, 1972: Foghat's "I Just Want to Make Love to You" enters the US chart. 

"I Just Want to Make Love to You" is a 1954 blues song written by Willie Dixon and first recorded by Muddy Waters. The song was a major hit, reaching number four on Billboard magazine's Black Singles chart. 

Rod Price of Foghat
Rod Price of Foghat

Blues-rock group Foghat released a version of "I Just Want to Make Love to You" on their self-titled debut album in 1972 and released the song as a single the same year where it reached #83 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was their first hit. 
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November 25, 1978:  Sylvester had a Top 20 hit when "Dance (Disco Heat)" reaches number 19 in the US.
"Dance (Disco Heat)" was Sylvester's first Top 40 hit in the United States, where it peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the fall of 1978. It also reached #29 on the UK Singles Chart. A 12" single was released in 1978, with "Dance (Disco Heat)" as the A-side and "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" as the B-side, and these two extended dance mixes proved to be very popular in the dance clubs at the time. The two songs held down the top spot on the Billboard Dance/Disco chart for six weeks in August and September of that year. 
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November 25, 1989: The Number 1 song in the USA is "Blame It On The Rain" by Milli Vanilli.
In the months before the grand revelation of the Milli Vanilli deception, the German producer Frank Farian’s project seemed to be one of 1989’s great success stories.
Milli Vanilli
Milli Vanilli

Girl, You Know It’s True, the repackaged version of Milli Vanilli’s 1988 European album All Or Nothing, sold six million records. Milli Vanilli also sent three straight singles to #1. “Blame It On The Rain,” the final Milli Vanilli #1, was a song built specifically to appeal to American audiences. 
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November 25, 1992: The soundtrack to the movie "The Bodyguard" is released. 
The numbers are astounding: 20 weeks in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 and more than 45 million copies sold worldwide. Released in November 1992, the soundtrack for The Bodyguard featured six new recordings by the inimitable Whitney Houston, who made her acting debut in the film portraying singer/actress Rachel Marron alongside co-star Kevin Costner, who portrayed her bodyguard Frank Farmer. The album launched Houston to a new level of superstardom. 
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Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
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