Monday, December 6, 2021

Music History Today: December 6, 2021

 December 6, 1997: Third Eye Blind entered the US single's chart in the Top 40, at number 36, with "How's It Going To Be." 

"How's It Going to Be" by Third Eye Blind was written by Kevin Cadogan and Stephan Jenkins and as the third single from their self-titled debut album.

Third Eye Blind

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The song deals with the trauma of the ending of a relationship and how the transition from friends to acquaintances is a brutal one. It reached number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's second consecutive top-ten single. 

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December 6, 1986: "I’ll Be Alright Without You" by Journey enters the American Top 100 single's chart.

Released as the fourth US single from Raised on Radio Journey keyboard player Jonathan Cain admitted the song was born out of his and lead singer Steve Perry's ongoing personal traumas. Perry had split up with his longtime girlfriend and Cain was going through a divorce. 
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December 6, 1969: A cover of the Beatles'  "She Came in Trough the Bathroom Window" by Joe Cocker entered Billboard's Hot 100 single's chart.

Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker

Paul McCartney said "She Came in Trough the Bathroom Window" was inspired by a fan who hung around outside and who broke into McCartney's St John's Wood home. Joe Cocker's cover of this song reached number 30 on the Billboard top 40. 
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December 6, 1975: Jigsaw, the main title theme to the film The Man from Hong Kong,  made it to the Top 3 in the US with "Sky High."
"Sky High" by Jigsaw was a worldwide hit in the latter part of 1975, reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. It was also a top 10 single on the UK Singles Chart.  

Man from Hong Kong movie poster

US rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony sampled "Sky High" on their song "Flow Motion" from their Strength & Loyalty CD in 2007. 
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December 6, 1980:  Peaking at number 2 this week was Leo Sayer's "More Than I Can Say."
"More Than I Can Say" is a song written by Sonny Curtis and Jerry Allison, both former members of Buddy Holly's band the Crickets. They recorded it in 1959 soon after Holly's death and released it in 1960.  

Leo Sayer
Leo Sayer

Their original version hit No. 42 on British Record Retailer Chart in 1960. Leo Sayer's cover version of "More Than I Can Say" spent five weeks at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the U.K., the song also peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. 
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How's It Going To Be
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