Friday, May 27, 2022

Music History Today: May 28, 2022

May 28, 1988: INXS was guaranteed a Top 40 hit when "New Sensation" moved to Number 38 on Billboard's single's chart.

"New Sensation" by INXS  was the third single from their 1987 album Kick. 

INXS 1988
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The song features a signature Kirk Pengilly sax solo and lyrics about a partying lifestyle. The first line "Live, baby, live", was later referenced in the title of the bands' 1991 release Live Baby Live. The video for the song was filmed on the roof of Municipal House in Prague. 
Read more: Wikipedia

May 28, 1945: John Fogerty was born in Berkeley, California.

As the singer/songwriter and guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty created a monumental and mythic American music.

John Fogerty
John Fogerty

Drawing equally from rockabilly, country, and blues -- all sounds associated with the South, a region far away from Fogerty's native Northern California -- Fogerty developed a distinctive brand of rock & roll and a formidable songbook. 
Read more: Allmusic


May 28, 1966: Her second week on the US music chart, Dusty Springfield made a big move - from Number 76 to 49 - with "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me."

It is considered one of the greatest songs of heartbreak in the pop music canon. That it combined the music of an Italian pop song and lyrics from a pair of songwriting novices also makes it one of the unlikeliest ones. Unlikely, that is, until you consider the staggeringly brilliant performance of the song by Dusty Springfield.  
Read more: American Songwriter

May 28, 1977: REO Speedwagon's "Ridin' the Storm Out" debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 single's chart. 

"Ridin' the Storm Out" was inspired by an incident when the band was on tour in Colorado. They were traveling to their next gig when it started snowing, as often happens in the state.
REO Speedwagon 1977
REO Speedwagon 1977
As lead singer Kevin Cronin tells it, he and Richrath decided to mess with their tour manager by getting lost on purpose. The snow got heavier, they got really lost, and it turned into a pretty dangerous situation where they had to "ride the storm out." 
Read more: Songfacts

May 28, 1994: "Stay" by Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories entered the American Top 40,

Lisa Loeb’s smash hit song, “Stay (I Missed You),” was all over the airwaves after its release in May 1994. The track, which was the lead single from the original soundtrack of the signature ‘90s movie Reality Bites was written and performed by Loeb, and originally written around 1990 (after Loeb graduated from Brown University and started her band, Nine Stories) for a potential musical project from Daryl Hall (of Hall & Oates). 
Read more: American Songwriter

New Sensation

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