Thursday, March 17, 2022

Music History Today: March 18, 2022

March 18, 2000: The Backstreet Boys' "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely" peaked at Number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 
"Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely" was taken from the Backstreet Boys third studio album, Millennium. It received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who commended the lush orchestration, its melody and the group's vocal performance.

The Backstreet Boys
Backstreet Boys
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It has also experienced success on the charts, reaching the top 10 in most countries it charted. The music video follows each of the band members in a separate dramatic history, with the band uniting for the video's end. 
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March 18, 1967: Herman's Hermits was ensured another American Top 40 hit when "No Milk Today" moved up to Number 40. 
"No Milk Today, about a love that is lost, was written by future 10cc member Graham Gouldman.

1967: Herman’s Hermits
Herman's Hermits 1967

Among other '60s hits written by Gouldman were "Bus Stop" by the Hollies and "For Your Love" by the Yardbirds." It was released as a single in the UK in 1967, reaching its chart peak of #7 in November. In America, it was first released as the B-side of "There's a Kind of Hush" in 1967. 
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March 18,  1978: "I Go Crazy" topped out at 7 in the US for Paul Davis.
"I Go Crazy," written by American singer-songwriter Paul Davis, is his second-highest peaking pop hit. It spent 40 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, setting what was then the record for the longest run on that chart. 
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March 18, 1989: "Don't Tell Me Lies" peaked at Number 7 for Breathe.
"Don't Tell Me Lies" is the debut single by British band Breathe. The song was recorded in 1985 with producer Bob Sargeant, and originally released as a single in the United Kingdom in January 1986.


 After the success of “Hands to Heaven” and “How Can I Fall?”, A&M Records released “Don’t Tell Me Lies” in a new mix by Tom Lord-Alge on 3 January 1989 as Breathe’s fourth single in the United States. 

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March 18, 1995: "I Live My Life for You" by Firehouse entered the American Top 40.
"I Live My Life for You" by Firehouse is generally considered to be the last song released by a 1980s style glam metal band still classified as a power ballad to make a significant impact on the charts.

Firehouse 3 album cover

When asked about the song's success in an interview, Snare commented that "we surprised a lot of people because we were the only band of that genre that I can remember that actually had a top 20 hit right in the middle of that whole Seattle scene." 
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