Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Music History Today: April 27, 2022

April 27, 2002: "Hella Good" by No Doubt made a big move into the American Top 40 chart, from 63 to 40. 

The release of "Hella Good" by No Doubt was successful, and Roger Sanchez's remix of the song topped the US Billboard Dance Club Songs.

No Doubt 2002
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It was nominated for Best Dance Recording, but lost to Dirty Vegas' "Days Go By", and Sanchez's remix won for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. No Doubt performed a medley of "Underneath It All" and "Hella Good" at the ceremony. 
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 April 27, 1959: Lloyd Price releases "Personality."

"Personality's" music and lyrics were composed by Harold Logan and Lloyd Price. The single reached number 2 for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, kept from the number 1 spot by "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton. The song reached number 9 in the UK Singles Chart. 
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April 27, 1974: Paper Lace debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart with "Billy Don't Be a Hero."

Billy Don't Be a Hero" is a 1974 pop song that was first a UK hit for Paper Lace and then, some months later, a US hit for Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods. 

Paper Lace album cover

Paper Lace's version reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart and in Australia. The US version was a massive hit, but poorly received. It was voted No. 8 on Rolling Stone magazine's readers' poll of "10 Worst Songs of the 1970s." 
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April 27, 1985: The Eurythmics moved into the Billboard Hot 100 chart at 65 with "Would I Lie to You?"

For Eurythmics third album, Dave Stewart set out to make a "killer R&B riff." He found it one morning when he was having breakfast with his acoustic guitar on his knee.

The Eurythmics Annie Lennox Dave Stewart

He took the riff to Annie Lennox, who wasn't sure about it at first, since it didn't fit their sound. Lennox sings "Would I Lie to You?" from the perspective of an angry girlfriend who walks out on her cheating lover. 
Read more: Songfacts

April 27, 1996: Brooks & Dunn crossover into Billboard's Hot 100 at 96 with a cover of "My Maria."

Ronnie Dunn gave one of his most career-defining vocal performances on Brooks & Dunn's "My Maria," but in a new interview, he admits that he was not very interested in cutting the song when the idea was first presented to him. Dunn says he was "afraid" to sing "My Maria," which B.W Stevenson had previously taken to No. 9 on the pop charts after he released it in 1973." 
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