Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Music History Today: February 9, 2022

February 9, 1991: The Rembrandts entered the US music chart with "Just the Way It Is, Baby."

"Just the Way It Is, Baby" by the American pop rock duo The Rembrandts was the debut single from their debut album The Rembrandts.

The Rembrandts
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It first appeared on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart in 1990, then became a top-ten hit one year later in France, where it remained on the country's chart for 16 weeks, and in Austria and Germany. It was a moderate hit in other European countries, Australia, and Canada. 
Read more: Wikipedia

February 9,  1963: Carl Butler had a crossover country hit when "Don't Let Me Cross Over" entered Billboard's Hot 100 chart. 

In 1962, husband-and-wife country music duo Carl Butler and Pearl made “Don’t Let Me Cross Over” a famous duet. The song only needed four weeks to be a No. 1 hit on Billboard Hot Country Singles, one of country music’s fastest ascensions ever. But what’s even more impressive is that it spent eleven non-consecutive weeks on the chart’s topmost position. 
Read more: Country Thang Daily

February 9, 1974: The Love Unlimited Orchestra had the Number 1 song in the US with "Love's Theme."

"Love's Theme" is an instrumental piece written by Barry White.

Barry White
Barry White

It is one of the few instrumental and purely orchestral singles to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. The recording is considered an influence on the disco sound, which would explode in popularity the following year. 
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February 9, 1980: "Lost In Love" by Air Supply enters the US music chart.

The legendary record man Clive Davis is famous for developing the careers of Whitney Houston, Aerosmith and Alicia Keys, but Air Supply was one of his greatest success stories.

Air Supply band
Air Supply

"Lost In Love" was a hit in the group's native Australia in 1979, but Davis released it in America and unleashed these soft rock superstars on an international audience.  
Read more: Songfacts

February 9, 1985: Phil Collins entered halfway up Billboard's Hot 100 chart, at Number 50, with "One More Night."

When Phil Collins, the genial Genesis drummer, released his third solo LP No Jacket Required early in 1985, he was mostly known for singing about his own romantic devastation.

Phil Collins "One More Night" single cover

When Collins got started on making No Jacket Required, he wanted to prove that he wasn’t just a ballad guy and that he could make fun, uptempo dance-pop. For the most part, that’s what No Jacket Required is. But “One More Night,” the album’s first single, comes straight from the endless hurt-well that inspired Face Value. 
Read more: Stereogum

Just the Way It Is, Baby
The Rembrandts

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