Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Music History Today: February 3, 2022

February 3, 1996: Joan Osborne peaked at Number 4 on the US music chart with "One of Us."
“One Of Us” established Joan Osborne’s career in music.

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It got her multiple Grammy nominations for Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal. All these would not have been possible if the songwriter did not approach Joan. It was, fortunately, her great performance of the song that really made the producers choose her. 
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February 3, 1968: "Everlasting Love" by Love Affair reached Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart.
"Everlasting Love," written by Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden, was originally a 1967 hit for Robert Knight and since remade numerous times, most successfully by Love Affair.  With a standout vocal performance by Steve Ellis their version eclipsed the Robert Knight original, which stalled at No. 40, although the latter was reissued in 1974 and reached No. 19 in the UK. 
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February 3, 1964: The Beach Boys released "Fun, Fun, Fun."
The Beach Boys’ “Fun, Fun, Fun” is one of their best-loved numbers, and a highlight of their live shows for the past 50 years.

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Released on February 3, 1964, it entered the Billboard Hot 100 on February 15 at No.69 and on the week of March 21, it climbed to No.5 on the charts. It was kept from climbing any higher by three Beatles singles, “She Loves You,” “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” and “Please Please Me,” with the Four Seasons, “Dawn (Go Away)” holding down the fourth spot. 
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February 3, 1968: "Nobody But Me" by The Human Beinz peaked at Number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. 
"Nobody But Me" was originally recorded in 1962 by the Isley Brothers, who wrote it in the studio. The Human Beinz were a bar band from Youngstown, Ohio, who originally spelled their band name Human Beingz - the name was spelled wrong on their record contracts and that's how it stayed. "Nobody But Me" was their only hit. 
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February 3, 1973: Austin Roberts debuted on Billboards singles chart with "Keep on Singing."
"Keep on Singing," best known as a hit single by Helen Reddy, was originally recorded by Austin Roberts from the album Austin Roberts. It was released as a single on Chelsea Records and reached No. 50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 39 on the Cash Box Top 100. 
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