Friday, January 21, 2022

Music History Today: January 22, 2022

January 22, 1983: "Twilight Zone" by Golden Earring entered the American Top 40 singles chart. 
"Twilight Zone" by the Dutch band Golden Earring, was written by the band's guitarist George Kooymans.

Golden Earring
Golden Earring


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The inspiration is a book by Robert Ludlum, The Bourne Identity. "The song spent 27 weeks on the U.S. Pop charts and reached #16 on the Cashbox chart. Lead vocals are divided between Kooymans and Barry Hay. 
Read more: Wikipedia
January 22, 1963: Gerry & the Pacemakers recorded "How Do You Do It."
As unfathomable as it seems from the distance of over fifty years, for a few months Gerry And The Pacemakers were The Beatles' nearest competitors in Britain.
Gerry And The Pacemakers
Gerry And The Pacemakers

Managed, like the Beatles, by Brian Epstein, Gerry Marsden and his band burst out of the gate with three consecutive UK number one hits in 1963, "How Do You Do It", "I Like It", and "You'll Never Walk Alone". 
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January 22, 1966: The Supremes make a big up move up the US music chart, from number 78 to 46, with "My World is Empty Without You."
"My World is Empty Without You" came in the middle of a remarkable run of hits for The Supremes. 

Diana Ross
Diana Ross

Released as the follow-up to their sixth #1 US hit, "I Hear A Symphony," it kept their momentum going as they made a number of high-profile appearances on TV shows and played sets at the Copacabana in New York City. 
Read more: Songfacts

January 22, 1972: Beverly Bremers debuts in the American Top 40 with "Don't Say You Don't Remember."
"Don't Say You Don't Remember" was originally recorded by The Goggles in 1970. Beverly Bremers' cover reached No. 5 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single ranked 86th on Billboard's Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1972. 
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January 22, 1994: "Whatta Man" by Salt N’ Pepa (featuring En Vogue) entered, at number 69, the US Top 40 singles chart.

"What a Man," written by Dave Crawford, was originally recorded by Linda Lyndell. That recording reached number 50 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1968. The song was sampled and reinterpreted as "Whatta Man" in 1993 by the trio Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue. 
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Twilight Zone
Golden Earring

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