Sunday, January 16, 2022

Music History Today: January 16, 2022

January 16, 1999: Shawn Mullins peaked at Number 7 in the US with "Lullaby."
"Lullaby" by American rock singer Shawn Mullins is from his fourth studio album, Soul's Core. Released in August 1998. it's Mullins' most successful song to date. 

Shawn Mullins album, Soul's Core

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It reached number one on the US Billboard Adult Top 40, number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, and number nine on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. It also found success abroad, reaching number nine on the UK Singles Chart, number five in Australia, and number two in Canada. 
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January 16, 1965: "Love Potion No. 9" by The Searchers peaks at Number 3 on the charts.
The song “Love Potion No.  9,” written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, was originally recorded by the R&B group The Covers. That recording went to #23 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and R&B Chart in 1959. The Searchers recorded it in 1963. However, it took until 1965, to make it on the U.S. charts, where it went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. 
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January 16, 1982: Alabama had a crossover hit when "Love in the First Degree" entered the American Top 40 chart. 
Tim Dubois recalls his inspiration for composing “Love in the First Degree.” He was driving to work while listening to WSM’s Jerry Minshall delivering a news story. It was about someone being found guilty of murder in the first degree. The phrase struck a creative nerve with Dubois. And right then he began fashioning the basis for “Love in the First Degree.” 
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January 16, 1993: Boyz II Men made it to the Top 3 in the US with their cover of "In the Still of the Nite."

Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men

January 16, 2005: "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" by Emmylou Harris won the 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
"A Love That Will Never Grow Old" is a song from the film Brokeback Mountain.

Brokeback Mountain ending
Brokeback Mountain ending

Its music was composed by Argentine composer Gustavo Santaolalla, with lyrics by Bernie Taupin, and performed by singer Emmylou Harris. 
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Lullaby
Shawn Mullins

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