Monday, January 31, 2022

Music History Today: February 1, 2022

February 1, 1993: Sting released "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" from the album Ten Summoner's Tales.
"If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" by Sting reached number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the top 40 in several European countries.

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It remains one of Sting's signature songs. In 1994, the song won Sting a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, while it was also nominated for both Record of the Year and for Song of the Year. 
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February 1, 1958: "March From the River Kwai and Colonel Bogey" by Mitch Miller, His Orchestra and Chorus entered the American Top 40 chart.
The "Colonel Bogey March" is a British march that was composed in 1914 by Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts (pen name Kenneth J. Alford).
The Bridge on the River Kwai movie poster

English composer Malcolm Arnold added a counter-march, which he titled "The River Kwai March", for the 1957 dramatic film The Bridge on the River Kwai, set during World War II. The two marches were recorded together by Mitch Miller as "March from the River Kwai – Colonel Bogey."  
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February 1, 1975: Sammy Johns debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 chart with "Chevy Van."
Those who grew up during the 1970s likely remember the hit song “Chevy Van.” Though the tune sat unused on the shelves of a record company for nearly two years before being released in 1975, it was an impressive success, reaching number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song remained on the chart for 17 weeks and was eventually deemed “The Song of the Seventies” by Rolling Stone. 
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February 1, 1983: Journey released the studio album Frontiers.
Frontiers managed to give Journey four Top 40 hits, with "After the Fall" and "Send Her My Love" both reaching number 23, "Faithfully" at number 12, and "Separate Ways" peaking at number eight. 

Journey Frontiers

"Separate Ways" grabs attention right off the bat with stinging synthesizer and a catchy guitar riff, and "Send Her My Love" emphasizes Perry's keen ability to pour his heart out. 
Read more: Allmusic

February 1, 2003: Coldplay entered Billboard's Hot 100 chart at Number 67 with "Clocks."
"Clocks" by Coldplay was written and composed as a collaboration among all the members of the band for their second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. Considered one of Coldplay's signature songs, "Clocks" continues to garner critical acclaim and is often placed on lists ranking the greatest songs of the 2000s and of all time, including being ranked 490th on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" list. 
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