Friday, January 28, 2022

Music History Today: January 29, 2022

January 29, 2001: U2 released "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" from the album All That You Can't Leave Behind. 

A hit for U2 in 2000, this song was written by front-man Bono about his close friend, and lead singer in the band INXS, Michael Hutchence who committed suicide in 1997.

U2 album All That You Can't Leave Behind

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In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Bono said, "It's a row between mates. You're kinda trying to wake them up out of an idea. In my case it's a row I didn't have while he was alive. I feel the biggest respect I could pay to him was not to write some stupid soppy song, so I wrote a really tough, nasty little number, slapping him around the head. And I'm sorry, but that's how it came out of me." 

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January 29, 1966: The Rolling Stones peaked at Number 6 on the US music chart with "As Tears Go By."

"As Tears Go By" was one of the first songs written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The Stones manager, Andrew Oldham, gave it to a singer he also managed named Marianne Faithfull, who released it in 1964.

Keith Richards and Mick Jagger, 1965
Keith Richards and Mick Jagger 1965

It was going to be the B-side of her first single, but the record company decided to make it the A-side and it became her first hit. The Stones recorded it a year later. 
Read more: Songfacts 

January 29, 1977: Aerosmith made it to Number 10 on the Billboard chart with their second hit, "Walk This Way."

"Walk This Way," written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, was originally released as the second single from the album Toys in the Attic.

Aerosmith Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry

It peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1977, part of a string of successful hit singles for the band in the 1970s. 
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January 29, 1983:  "We've Got Tonight by Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton debuted at number 36 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

The song “We’ve Got Tonight” is a piano-based ballad that was a hit single for American heartland rocker Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band. 

Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers

In 1983, Kenny Rogers Recorded the song with Sheena Easton, making it the title track of his album. Their version topped the Billboard Country Charts for two weeks, from April 9 to 15. 
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January 29, 2000: "I Knew I Loved You" by  Savage Garden took over at the top of the American Top 40 chart.

"I Knew I Loved You" by the Australian pop duo Savage Garden was released as the second single from their second studio album, Affirmation. It topped the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's second number one in the United States after "Truly Madly Deeply". It was the last song by an Australian artist to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for over 12 years, until Gotye peaked at number one with his single "Somebody That I Used to Know." 
Read more: Wikipedia

"Stuck in a Moment
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