Monday, April 4, 2022

Music History Today: April 5, 2022

April 5, 2003: Eminem entered the Top 100 singles in the US almost halfway up the chart, at Number 52, with "Sing for the Moment."

“Sing for the Moment” is one of the most heartfelt raps Eminem has ever dropped.

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In it, he speaks directly of and to fans primarily concerning the influence that he exerts over them and how ultimately they must be accountable for their own actions. 
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April 5, 1969: Spiral Starecase's "More Today Than Yesterday" enters Billboard's Hot 100 single's chart.

One of the most fun and beautiful songs to come out of the 60s, ‘More Today Than Yesterday’ by one hit wonders The Spiral Starecase is as sentimental as it is simple, and that’s why we love it so much! If you think about it, it’s perfect: it’s catchy without being overly repetitive but it’s been stuck in our heads since it was first released in 1969. 
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April 5, 1975: Kraftwerk made a big move on the American music chart when "Autobahn" rose from Number 64 to 46.

Kraftwerk’s first attempt at radio-friendly music was a 22-minute long track meant to capture the feeling of a car journey along Germany’s first autobahn, the A 555 from Koln to Bonn.

Kraftwerk  "Autobahn"

It worked… the three and a half minute single version made it onto US and European charts and became one of the first charting “electronic” tracks. 
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April 5 1986: "I Wanna Be a Cowboy" by Boys Don't Cry started its climb, at Number 90, up Billboard's Hot 100 single's chart.

The idea for "I Wanna Be a Cowboy" was conceived when front-man Nick Richards spent one Saturday night watching Clint Eastwood cowboy films such as For a Few Dollars More. 

"I Wanna Be a Cowboy" by Boys Don't Cry 

The band had reserved the studio for the next day. Thanks to the films, Richards had the saying, "I wanna be a cowboy, and you can be my cowgirl" stuck in his head, and the band liked it. They put it to some music that keyboardist Brian Chatton had written a year earlier. 
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April 5, 1997: Bruce Springsteen has another hit when "Secret Garden" broke into the American Top 40 chart.

"Secret Garden" by Bruce Springsteen was originally released as a single from his Greatest Hits album on February 27, 1995, on Columbia Records. It peaked at number 63 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was re-released on April 11, 1997. 

Jerry Maguire 1996 movie poster

This re-issue returned the song to the Hot 100, where it peaked at number 19 and remains Springsteen's final top-20 hit in the United States to date. The song gained much of its popularity after being featured on the soundtrack for the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire. 
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