Friday, May 20, 2022

Music History Today: May 21, 2022

May 21, 2005: Rob Thomas peaked on Billboard's single's chart at Number 6  with "Lonely No More."

The first single from Matchbox Twenty front-man Rob Thomas' debut studio album, "Lonely No More" is his biggest solo hit to date.

Rob Thomas
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It peaked at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart and was nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 2006 Grammys. 
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May 21, 1966: Robert Parker moved into the American Top 40 with his dance tune, "Barefootin'"

Robert Parker entered the Billboard Hot 100 in April of 1966 with his song, Barefootin’. No overnight sensation, Parker was 36 years old when his song hit. By this time, he had already spent two decades in the music business.  
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May 21, 1977: Jackson Browne's "The Pretender" entered Billboard's Hot 100.

In 1976, at age 28 and still reeling from the death of his wife Phyllis, singer-songwriter Jackson Browne made his return to the stage with his iconic Soundstage appearance, featuring a performance of ‘The Pretender’ that no doubt held a drastically different meaning for him,

Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne

Suddenly, he isn’t just a musician anymore, he’s a young man grappling with the tragedy of his wife’s suicide while trying to juggle life as a single father, wondering if it was still worth it to keep pursuing his craft. 
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May 21, 1982: The movie musical Annie was released in the United States.

"Annie" is being touched as "the movie of 'Tomorrow.'"

Annie

But all the extravagant spending has added up to a gleefully old-fashioned musical, one that encourages smiles of delight as the murly haired queen of the comic strips romps her way into the moviegoer's heart. 
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May 21, 1994:  "(Meet) The Flintstones" by the fictional group The B.C. 52s debuted at Number 81 in the US Top 100 singles count. 

The Flintstones Movie is a 1994 American family comedy film based on the 1960–1966 animated television series of the same name.

The Flintstones Movie poster 

The film stars John Goodman as Fred Flintstone, Rick Moranis as Barney Rubble, Elizabeth Perkins as Wilma Flintstone and Rosie O'Donnell as Betty Rubble. 
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