Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Music History Today: March 23, 2022

March 23, 2002: Kylie Minogue peaks at Number 7 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart with "Can't Get You Out of My Head." 

Kylie Minogue’s signature tune Can’t Get You Out of My Head is one of those rare moments in pop: sleek and chic and stylish and damnably danceable, but with a darker element hidden in plain sight.

Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue

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There’s nothing second-hand about it: the restraint Kylie exercises in the vocal serves the music and the sentiment of the lyric well. 
Read more: The Guardian

March 23, 1963: "The End of the World"  by Skeeter Davis tops out at Number 2 in the US.

Skeeter Davis

"The End of the World" secured Skeeter Davis' spot in country music history while inspiring vocalists ranging from Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton to Lou Reed and Lana Del Rey. But just as Bobbie Gentry's story doesn't begin or end with pop hit "Ode to Billie Joe," Davis' legacy cannot be pinned down to one song. 
Read more: Wide Open Country

March 23, 1968: Madeline Bell's American Top 40 hit, "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me," peaked at Number 26 on the single's chart.

"I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" was credited to "Diana Ross and The Supremes with The Temptations." But was previously a hit for Dee Dee Warwick (Dionne Warwick's sister) in 1967; her version only reached #88. Before this was a hit for Diana Ross and the Supremes with the Temptations, a version by Madeline Bell reached #32 in the US in 1968. 
Read more: Songfacts

March 23, 1974:  "Eres tú" was a top 10 hit when it peaked at Number 9, for Mocedades.

"Eres tú,"  a popular Spanish language song, was chosen as Spain's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1973.

Mocedades
Mocedades

After reaching second place in the contest, it was released as a single. In 1974, "Eres tú" became one of the few Spanish language songs to reach the top 10 in the United States, peaking at #9 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart and also reaching the top 10 on the Adult Contemporary chart. 

Read more: Wikipedia

March 23, 1991: Oleta Adams made it to Number 5 in the US with "Get Here."

"Get Here" is a pop ballad written by American singer and songwriter Brenda Russell. It became a moderate hit on the Billboard R&B chart. In 1991, American singer Oleta Adams released her cover of "Get Here." World events at this time gave the song a resonance as an anthem for the US troops in the Gulf War, with lyrics like "You can reach me by caravan / Cross the desert like an Arab man." 
Read more: Wikipedia

Can't Get You Out of My Head
Kylie Minogue

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