Monday, March 21, 2022

Music History Today: March 22, 2022

March 22, 2003: Sixpence None the Richer's cover of "Don't Dream It's Over" entered Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.
Crowded House lead singer Neil Finn wrote "Don't Dream It's Over." It was their biggest hit in the US. Sixpence None The Richer recorded this song for their album Divine Discontent. 

Sixpence None the Richer
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Their version has a similar arrangement, but with female vocals. Veteran music video director Sophie Muller helmed a clip for this version, which has lead singer Leigh Nash discovering a baby goat and singing the tune among paratroopers on a beach. 
Read more: Songfacts
March 22, 1958: Don Gibson entered the American Top 40 with "Oh Lonesome Me."
Nothing says sadder than a man trying to move on desperately from a previous lover. Don Gibson successfully immortalized this song as one of the classic break-up song in country music history.

Don Gibson
Don Gibson

This classic hit was penned and originally recorded by Don Gibson himself. He was helped by another country music legend, Chet Atkins, who produced the song. 
Read more: Country Thang Daily

March 22, 1975: John Denver had a crossover hit when "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" started its climb up Billboard's single's chart.
Some songs just got it. Some can simply galvanize in the matter of a few beats or words.

John Denver 

Some tunes engender such goodwill and joy that they immediately become anthems of the people. And John Denver’s “Thank God I’m A Country Boy” is one of those songs. It hooks and reels before you even know what’s hit ya.  
Read more: American Songwriter

March 22, 1980: Fleetwood Mac was moving up the US music chart fast, from 66 to 43, with "Think About Me."
"Think About Me" by Fleetwood Mac was composed by their keyboardist, Christine McVie. The song peaked at number 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number 24 on Canada's RPM Top 100 Singles chart. 
Read more: Wikipedia

March 22, 1986: Dire Straits entered the American Top 40 with "So Far Away."
The first song from what would become one of the great album phenomena of all time, Brothers In Arms, entered the UK singles chart on April 20, 1985 for Dire Straits.

Dire Straits Brothers In Arms 20th Anniversary album cover

As Mark Knopfler’s song “So Far Away” made a modest start at No.38 on the countdown, little did we know that the album it was about to be part of, would become one of the defining records of both the 1980s and the CD generation. 
Read more: U Discover Music

Don't Dream It's Over
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