Sunday, February 13, 2022

Music History Today: February 14, 2022

February 14, 2003: The movie Daredevil is released, featuring two songs by a new band called Evanescence: "Bring Me To Life" and "My Immortal." 
"My Immortal" is a piano power ballad with a slow tempo.

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Lyrically, it talks about "a spirit staying with you after its death and haunting you until you actually wish that the spirit were gone because it won't leave you alone." Critical reception towards the song was positive, with critics complimenting its piano melody. 
Read more: Wikipedia
February 14, 1970: "Arizona" by Mark Lindsay peaked at Number 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
When Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders fame made his solo debut in 1969, he explained that the album did not reflect "a change in [his] musical tastes, but rather an extension of them."

Mark Lindsay
Mark Lindsay

Arizona, produced by Jerry Fuller, moved in the direction of adult pop. The dynamic title track, with its hushed verses and bombastic chorus, became a Top Ten hit and Lindsay's most successful solo single. 
Read more: Allmusic

February 14, 1976: Electric Light Orchestra made it to Number 10 on the US music chart with "Evil Woman."
"Evil Woman" was written by the lead vocalist of Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Jeff Lynne, and released on the band's fifth album, 1975's Face the Music. The song became the band's first worldwide hit. It placed in the top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic in early 1976. The lyric "There's a hole in my head where the rain comes in" in the song is a tribute to The Beatles' song "Fixing a Hole". 
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February 14, 1986: Outfield released "Your Love."
“Your Love” by Outfield reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #7 on the Mainstream Rock chart.

Outfield
Outfield
Written by Outfield guitarist John Spinks, the song's lyrics have no basis in reality: "Josie" was not a real person, and the song is an entirely invented story. 
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February 14, 1987: Boston's "We're Ready" peaked at Number 10 on the US music chart. 

"We're Ready" by America Boston  was first released on the band's third studio album, Third Stage. Described by New York Times critic Jon Pareles as a "rock ballad," "We're Ready" was written as early as 1981, earlier than the other songs on Third Stage except "Amanda." 
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 My Immortal
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