Thursday, May 12, 2022

Music History Today: May 13, 2022

May 13, 1989: Queen entered the US and the UK singles chart with "I Want it All."

When Queen entered the UK singles chart on May 13, 1989 with “I Want It All,” they’d been absent from the countdown for more than two and a half years.

Queen 1989
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But that debut fired the starting pistol for a purple patch that saw the British quartet post five hit singles in their own country in just seven months. 
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May 13, 1967: "She'd Rather Be with Me" by The Turtles began its climb up the US music chart.

"She'd Rather Be with Me" by Turtles was the follow-up to "Happy Together." The song was a major hit, and spent 11 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 3. It also spent 15 weeks on the UK's Record Retailer chart, peaking at No. 4, making it The Turtles' biggest hit in the United Kingdom. 
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May 13, 1977: Ted Nugent released "Cat Scratch Fever." 

Despite becoming one of the rock's biggest concert attractions, Ted Nugent needed that one album and single that would break through in a big way, and the 1977 album and single of the same name, Cat Scratch Fever, did the trick.

Ted Nugent 1977
Ted Nugent 1977

Cat Scratch Fever matched the focused ferocity of Nugent's excellent 1975 debut. While the title track is a certified classic anthem (the only solo Nugent single to crack the Top 30), other tracks are just as delightful.
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May 13, 1989: A cover of "Once Bitten Twice Shy" by Great White entered Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.

Great White shot the music video for “Once Bitten Twice Shy” inside a Southern California warehouse.

Great White rock band
Great White

The deftly shot vid - of the Los Angeles band rehearsing and hanging out - perfectly fit Great White’s adrenalized 1989 cover of a winking ’70s-glam Ian Hunter single. It also didn’t hurt future “Cherry Pie” video vixen Bobbie Brown was in the clip. 
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May 13, 1994: "Black Hole Sun" was released as the second single off Soundgarden's album Superunknown.

“Black Hole Sun” - Soundgarden’s biggest, most enduring hit - is deeply affecting. It’s also an inscrutable mishmash of clever phrases. The band’s late front-man never claimed it was anything but the latter. 
Read more: The Ringer

I Want it All

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