Thursday, April 28, 2022

Music History Today: April 29, 2022

April 29, 2006:  Michael Buble's Latin influenced cover of "Save the Last Dance for Me," at Number 99, entered Billboard's Hot 100 where it peaked. 

"Save The Last Dance For Me" was covered by Michael Bublé and released as the final single from his second studio album, It's Time. The song was heavily remixed for its release as a single. 

Michael Buble

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It first peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart in September 2005. After Bublé performed the album version of the song during the closing credits of the film The Wedding Date, this version was released to radio, peaking at No. 5 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart, as well as reaching No. 99 on the Billboard Hot 100. 
Read more: Wikipedia

April 29, 1967: The Happenings mover from Number  46 to 29, ensuring themselves an American Top 40 hit, with "I Got Rhythm."  

"I Got Rhythm" is a piece composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin and published in 1930, which became a jazz standard. An extensive list of notable singers have recorded this song. The most popular versions are those of The Happenings (#3 on the US charts in 1967), Judy Garland, Ethel Merman, Ella Fitzgerald and, more recently, Jodi Benson. 
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April 29, 1978: Linda Clifford's dance cover of "If My Friends Could See Me Now" hit Number 1 on the Billboard disco chart.

Both drop dead gorgeous and an extremely talented singer, Linda Clifford gathered a huge following among dance enthusiasts in the late 70s and early 80s for a series of smash disco hits.

Linda Clifford "If My Friends Could See Me Now" album cover

It was her signing by Curtis Mayfield for his Curtom record label that was the turning point for her young career. She turned heads with her Curtom debut, Linda, but it was her 1978 follow-up, "If My Friends Could See Me Now," that was an ideal vehicle for her, hitting the disco market at its peak. 
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April 29, 1989: Tone Loc hit his peak, at Number 3 on the American Top 10 chart, with "Funky Cold Medina."

Like Tone Loc's other hit "Wild Thing," "Funky Cold Medina" was written by Marvin Young, who recorded as Young MC. Both songs have a similar sound and comical lyrics. "Wild Thing" was the first ever Platinum-certified rap single; "Medina" was the second. 
Read more: Songfacts

April 29, 2000: Savage Garden knew they had another Top 40 hit in the US when "Crash and Burn" moved from Number 51 to 36.

"Crash and Burn" by Savage Garden reached the top 20 in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, as well as number 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making it their last US hit to date.

Savage Garden
Savage Garden

The song's lyrics describe the difficult search for solace and meaningful relationships in a cold world, peaking in a chorus that argues it is fine to "crash and burn" during tough times in order to get over heartache and pain. 
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Save the Last Dance for Me
Michael Buble

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