Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Music History Today: April 7, 2022

April 7, 2001: Aerosmith peaked at Number 7 on the Billboard single's chart with "Jaded."

As the new millennium arrived, Aerosmith was once again riding a roller coaster of commercial response. After a triumphant three-album run with Permanent Vacation, Pump  and Get a Grip, the group’s sales suffered a fall on 1997’s Nine Lives.

Aerosmith 2001's Just Push Play album cover
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Still, Aerosmith scored the only No. 1 hit of its career around this time with “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.”  They reconvened to work on the LP that would eventually become 2001's Just Push Play.
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April 7, 1973: "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)" by The Four Tops peaked at Number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 single's chart.

"Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)" was originally recorded by the singing trio of Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds and released on their 1972 album, Hallway Symphony. The Four Tops' version was led by longtime singer Levi Stubbs, and included special co-lead spots by the other Tops. 
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April 7, 1979:  The Allman Brothers Band's "Crazy Love" moved into the American Top 40 chart. 

"Crazy Love" is a song by the American rock band the  was the lead single from Allman Brothers Band's sixth studio album, Enlightened Rogues. Their second-biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100, it peaked at number 29 in 1979. 
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April 7, 1984: Steve Perry's new enytry on the Billboard Hot 100 single's chart, over halfway to the top at Number 47, was "Oh, Sherri."

The love story of Journey lead singer Steve Perry and his girlfriend, Sherrie Swafford was the Romeo and Juliet of of the 80s.

Steve Perry Oh, Sherri
Steve Perry

 Beginning with power ballad “Open Arms” and on through the megahit “Separate Ways,” there was no doubt Perry and Swafford were crazy about each other . So that when Perry released his first solo album, 1984’s Street Talk, he serenaded his lady love in the video for “Oh Sherrie.” 

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April 7, 1990: Jimmy Somerville's cover of Sylveter's "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" began its climb up the US top 100 hits chart.

Singer Jimmy Somerville lent his soaring falsetto to two of the premier dance-pop outfits of the '80s, Bronski Beat and the Communards, before embarking on a solo career. 

Jimmy Somerville
Jimmy Somerville

Somerville opted to go solo in 1988 with a cover of Fran├žoise Hardy's "Comment Te Dire Adieu"; the follow-up, a rendition of the Sylvester club perennial "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)." 
Read more: Allmusic

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