Saturday, May 14, 2022

Music History Today: May 15, 2022

May 15, 1993: Inner Circle moved into Billboard's Top 40, from 52 to 32, with "Bad Boys."

Inner Circle is, of course, best known for "Bad Boys," a ubiquitous crossover hit thanks to its use as the theme song for the long-running Fox TV reality series Cops.

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But the band had a lengthy history prior to its international breakthrough, dating all the way back to the late '60s. 
Read more: Allmusic

May 15, 1965: Bob Dylan had his first Top 40 hit in the US when "Subterranean Homesick Blues" moved to Number 39 on that chart.

Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” video is getting a new spin from Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and more artists to mark the greatest songwriter of all time’s 60th anniversary as a recording artist.

Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues
Bob Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues

The new opens on Dylan holding and discarding a series of handwritten cue cards displaying words from the lyrics to “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” and they include humorous misspellings, jokes and puns. 
Read more: Rolling Stone

May 15, 1971: "Here Comes that Rainy Day Feeling Again" by The Fortunes started climbing up the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

"Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again"  uses depressing images to describe the singer's mood anticipating a breakup with his significant other, comparable to the feeling of a rainy day or a Monday, contrasted with the "memories of Sunday" when the two were still together. 
Read more: Wikipedia

May 15, 1982: Loverboy's "When It's Over" moves into the US Top 40 at Number 38.  

"When It's Over," written by band members Paul Dean and Mike Reno, was released by Loverboy from their album Get Lucky.

Loverboy album Get Lucky

Nancy Nash sang on background vocals. Relying heavily on synthesizers, the song became a Top 40 hit for the band, peaking at #26 on the charts for two weeks in June 1982. 
Read more: Wikipedia

May 15, 1982: 38 Special made a massive move up the American Top 100 singles chart, from Number 66 to 41, with "Caught Up in You."

Southern rock specialists 38 Special had been making the US album chart for five years when they landed the single that would take them into the Top 10 of the Hot 100 for the first time.

38 Special "Special Forces" album cover 

The band from Jacksonville, Florida had connections to another of the genre’s best-known bands, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Their Ronnie Van Zant was the older brother of ’s Donnie. 

Read more: U Discover Music


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