Saturday, April 23, 2022

Music History Today: April 24, 2022

April 24, 2004: Maroon 5 peaked at Number 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart with "This Love."

"This Love" was the second single from Maroon 5's 2002 debut album, Songs About Jane. In an interview with MTV News in August 2002, Levine revealed that he wrote the song the day his girlfriend moved away after they broke up.

Maroon 5
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The track helped Maroon 5 win the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist and was the third-most-played song of 2004. The live version of the song won Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 2006 Grammy Awards. 
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April 24, 1965: "Super-Cali-Fragil-Istic-Expi-Ali-Docious, from the 1964 Disney musical film Mary Poppins, entered Billoard's Hot 100 singles chart.

"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," from the 1964 Disney musical film Mary Poppins, was written by the Sherman Brothers. Because Mary Poppins was a period piece set in 1910, songs that sounded similar to songs of the period were wanted.

Disney 1964 musical film Mary Poppins

The Oxford English Dictionary first records the word in the column titled "A-muse-ings" by Helen Herman in the Syracuse University Daily Orange, dated March 10, 1931. In the column, Herman states that the word "implies all that is grand, great, glorious, splendid, superb, wonderful." 
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April 24, 1976: The sixth week on Billboard's chart,  a cover of "Young Blood" by Bad Company moved into the American Top 40.

"Young Blood," written by Doc Pomus along with the songwriting team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, first became a hit by The Coasters in 1957.

"Young Blood" by Bad Company singles cover

Bad Company recorded the song on their 1976 LP Run with the Pack. It was released as a single, reaching the Top 20 in the United States and the Top 10 in Canada. 
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April 24, 1982: "Run for the Roses" by Dan Fogelberg moved into the American Top 40 chart.

The "Run For The Roses" is another name for the Kentucky Derby. The winning horse of the race traditionally receives a wreath of roses. Fogelberg debuted this song May 2, 1980 on the ABC special Friday Night Live from the Kentucky Derby, which took place the night before the event. 
Read more: Songfacts


April 24, 1993: Aerosmith was guaranteed another Top 40 hit when "Livin' on the Edge" moved to Number 34 in the US. 

The first single from Aerosmith's Get A Grip album, “Livin' On The Edge” reached Number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It hit Number 19 in the U.K.

Aerosmith's Get A Grip album cover

The song was inspired by the Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of police officers charged in the beating of motorist Rodney King. But front-man Steven Tyler said he also wrote it about his addictive personality, which had resulted in a long-term immersion in heroin.  
Read more: 93.3 Classic Hits

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