Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Music History Today: April 19, 2022

April 19, 1997: "You Were Meant for Me" by Jewel peaked at Number 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.

Steve Poltz  and Jewel Kilcher wrote the hit song "You Were Meant for Me." 

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It was Jewel’s second single, providing a follow up to her debut hit “Who Will Save Your Soul?” and quickly taking her out of one-hit-wonder consideration.  
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April 19, 1969: Steppenwolf had an American Top 10 hit when "Rock Me" peaked at Number 10 on that chart. 

"Rock Me" by Steppenwolf was written by the band's lead singer John Kay, and was the band's fifth American single release. It followed on the heels of the band's two 1968 hits, "Born to Be Wild" which peaked at #2 and "Magic Carpet Ride." 
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April 19, 1981: Joey Scarbury released the "Theme from 'Greatest American Hero' (Believe It Or Not)."

"Theme from The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)" was the theme song for the 1980s television series The Greatest American Hero.

The Greatest American Hero television series

The track entered the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 on June 13, 1981, eventually peaking at No. 2. "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie kept it off the top spot. 
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April 19, 1986: "Tuff Enuff" by the Fabulous Thunderbirds entered Billboard's Hot 100 single's chart.

A blues-rock band that formed in Texas in the ’70s, The Fabulous Thunderbirds remain true to their genre and true to their fans.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
They formally came together in 1974, and following years of performing gigs in Austin, they earned a recording contract. Their only top 40 hit to this day remains the song “Tuff Enuff,” which was featured in the movie “Gung Ho,” as well as “Tough Guys.”  
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April 19, 2008: Radiohead had their first Top 40 hit since the 1993 hit "Creep" when "Nude" entered the Billboard's Hot 100 single's chart at Number 37.

"Nude" was originally written by Thom Yorke in the mid '90s and it was a regular part of the OK Computer tour. It became a fabled song among Radiohead fans but had never been onto disc by the band until In Rainbows in 2007. 
Read more: Songfacts

You Were Meant for Me

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