Sunday, January 23, 2022

Music History Today: January 24, 2022

January 24, 2005: Michael Bublé released the single "Home."

"Home" was  Michael Bublé's first single released in the United Kingdom.

Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé
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The single was a hit, topping the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in the United States while peaking at number 31 in the United Kingdom. The release was accompanied by a music video, directed by Noble Jones, who had previously filmed the video for "Feeling Good". 
Read more: Wikipedia

January 24, 1970: R.B. Greaves  debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Always Something There to Remind Me."

"(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" was written Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Originally recorded as a demo by Dionne Warwick in 1963, it first charted for Lou Johnson whose version reached No. 49 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1964. "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" entered the US Top 40 for the first time via a version by R. B. Greaves which reached No. 27 in February 1970. 
Read more: Wikipedia

January 24, 1981: Styx entered the Billboard chart in the Top 40, at Number 31, with "The Best of Times."

In 1981, Styx, a blue-collar Chicago band that steadily rose to elite rock status by mixing progressive-style album cuts with savvy pop sense, were looking to switch things up.

 So Dennis DeYoung and Styx (Tommy Shaw, James Young, John Panozzo, and Chuck Panozzo) wanted to find a more grounded musical style and lyrical theme for their next album, Paradise Theatre. All the album needed was a timeless emotional centerpiece to connect the songs on the album inspired by current events. 
Read more: American Songwriter

January 24, 1989: Skid Row released their self-titled debut album.

The material on Skid Row is mostly typical pop-metal fluff, but since Skid Row was one of the hardest bands to find commercial success during the hair metal fad, the songs sound angrier and more aggressive than the lyrics and hooks might indicate.

Skid Row
Skid Row

Part of this is due simply to the musical talent in the band, and part of it is due to vocalist Sebastian Bach. The hit power ballads "18 and Life" and "I Remember You" are musically generic, but Bach's over the top delivery makes them guilty pleasures as well. 
Read more: Allmusic

January 24, 1999: The Offspring went to Number 1 on the UK singles chart with "Pretty Fly, For A White Guy." 

The White Guy in the video for this song is portrayed by actor Guy Cohen, who ended up being chosen for the role after Offspring front-man Dexter Holland’s first choice, Seth Green, was unavailable. Green had played a similar role in the teen comedy Can’t Hardly Wait that summer. Cohen ended up going out on tour with the band and coming out during that song, doing silly dances to rapturous response. 
Read more: Kerrang

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