Monday, February 7, 2022

Music History Today: February 8, 2022

February 8, 2003: "Superman" by Eminem entered the American Top 40 music chart.
The feud between Eminem and Mariah Carey, especially through songs, has always taken an interesting turn.

Eminem & two female fans
Eminem & two female fans

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Eminem released a fiery album dubbed The Warning, in which the lyrics seem to threaten Mariah on leaking some intimate voicemails and pictures that possibly could verify their relationship.  
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February 8, 1969: The Banana Splits, a kids show on Saturday mornings in the US, entered Billboard's Hot 100, where it peaked at 96, with the show's theme song, "The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)." 
The Banana Splits Adventure Hour was a Saturday morning series from Hanna-Barbera shown on NBC in the late 1960s.

The Banana Splits
The Banana Splits

Live actors in full-body costumes portrayed Fleegle the dog, Drooper the lion, Bingo the gorilla and Snorky the elephant. The foursome did comedy sketches, performed songs and introduced action segments. 
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February 8, 1975: "Get Dancin’ " by Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes made it to Number 10 on the US music chart.
"Get Dancin'" was written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan, performed by Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes, produced by Bob Crewe and arranged by Bruce Miller. It reached #1 on the US Disco chart, #3 on the US Dance chart, #8 on the UK Singles Chart, #8 in Canada, #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, #19 in Australia, and #32 on the US R&B chart in 1974. The single ranked #100 on Billboard's Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1975. 
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February 8, 1986: "Conga" by Miami Sound Machine reached Number 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
According to Gloria Estefan in an interview in the Netherlands television show RTL Late Night," Conga" was written after the band had performed "Dr. Beat" in a club called Cartouche in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The single became a worldwide hit, reaching #10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and winning the Grand Prize at the 15th annual "Tokyo Music Festival" in Japan. 
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February 8, 2005: Daniel Powter released "Bad Day."
Daniel Powter is a Canadian singer whose biggest success was the 2005 single 'Bad Day'. It was first recorded in 2002, but he was unable to get a record label to release it.

Daniel Powter
Daniel Powter

In late 2004, it was used in a French Coca-Cola advert, and he was soon signed by an American label. Released in early 2005, it became an international success, and sold over 3 million copies in the US alone. 
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