Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Music History Today: February 16, 2022

February 16, 1991: "Disappear" by INXS peaks at Number 8 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

"Disappear" by INXS was written by Jon Farriss and Michael Hutchence while they were living together in Hong Kong in 1989.


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In Canada, the song reached number one for two weeks. It was a lesser hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 21 in December 1990. At the APRA Music Awards of 1992 the song won Most Performed Australian Work Overseas. 
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February 16, 1963: Roy Orbison's "In Dreams" powered from Number 81 to 47 up the US chart.

Roy Orbison was a rare performer; when many rock and roll concerts were accompanied with frenetic performances onstage, Orbison rarely moved. His voice was what got the attention of listeners.

Roy Orbison "In Dreams" cover

k.d. lang, who sang "Crying" with him in a duet, later wrote, "It wasn't like Elvis: It wasn't like your loins were on fire or anything like that. It's more like Roy was a private place to go — a solace or a refuge." 
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February 16,  1974: Gladys Knight & the Pips entered the American music chart with "Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me."

"You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" — also known simply as "Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" — is a song written by Jim Weatherly.

Gladys Knight & the Pips

In the early- to mid-1970s, Gladys Knight & the Pips recorded several of Weatherly's songs, and in 1974, they dipped into his catalog once again with their rendition of the song. 
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February 16, 1980: The Captain & Tennille captured the top spot on Billboard's singles chart with "Do That to Me One More Time."

The Captain & Tennille, two touring Beach Boys keyboardists who’d met while working on a rock musical, weren’t quite married yet when they first hit #1 with 1975’s “Love Will Keep Us Together.”
Captain & Tennille
Captain & Tennille

From there, they had a string of hits, hosted a network variety show, and temporarily became pillars of the pop establishment. They were a big enough deal, for instance, to perform at the White House for Gerald Ford and Queen Elizabeth during the Bicentennial celebrations. 
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February 16, 1985: Daryl Hall & John Oates topped out at Number 5 on the US single's chart with "Method of Modern Love."

"Method of Modern Love" by Daryl Hall & John Oates was released as the second single from their 1984 album, Big Bam Boom. The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 when "Out of Touch" was still on the top of the chart; it debuted at #50 for the week ending December 15. After eight weeks it peaked at #5 staying there for a week. 
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