Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Music History Today: January 13, 2022

January 13, 2001: Dido makes her first appearance on the Billboard chart with "Thank You."

Dido wrote "Thank You" about the down times of depression and about how she lost her house.

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It remains Dido's biggest hit single in the United States to date, and her only one to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.  
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January 13, 1962: Brenda Lee enters Billboard's Hot 100 chart, at Number 56, with "Break It to Me Gently."
"Break It to Me Gently" is a pop song written by blues musician Joe Seneca with lyrics by Diane Lampert. Brenda Lee recorded "Break It to Me Gently" on August 31, 1961. It was released as a single at the end of 1961 and reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 in January 1962. 
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January 13, 1968: "Sunshine of Your Love" by Cream debuts in the US Top 100 singles chart.
From the Cream album Disraeli Gears in 1967, “Sunshine of Your Love” is considered as one of the monumental cuts of the rock super trio.

Cream album Disraeli Gears

Bassist Jack Bruce wrote the music after attending a Jimi Hendrix concert, developing a bass riff with Eric Clapton. The beat poet Pete Brown wrote the lyrics. He has also penned the words for “I Feel Free” and “White Room.” 
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January 13, 1973: Three Dog Night peaked at Number 19 with "Pieces of April."

"Pieces of April" is a ballad written by Dave Loggins. First recorded by Loggins himself for his 1972 debut album Personal Belongings, "Pieces of April" was recorded for the 1972 Three Dog Night album Seven Separate Fools. 
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January 13, 1979: Donna Summer begins a climb up the US chart with "Heaven Knows."
"Heaven Knows" by Donna Summer, with guest vocals from Brooklyn Dreams, was released at the height of her fame during the 1970s disco era.

Donna Summer & Brooklyn Dreams
Donna Summer & Brooklyn Dreams

It is adapted from the Live and More album where it is a part of the MacArthur Park Suite. It became a number 4 hit for Summer in the US the week of March 17, 1979 and held there for 3 weeks. 
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