Thursday, May 5, 2022

Music History Today: May 6, 2022

May 6, 1995: Dionne Farris' debut single, "I Know," peaked at Number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"I Know" by American R&B singer Dionne Farris was the first single from Farris' debut album, Wild Seed – Wild Flower.

Dionne Farris
Dionne Farris
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Radio & Records magazine ranked "I Know" as the most played song on mainstream Top 40/CHR radio stations for 1995. It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1996. 
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May 6, 1967: The Tremeloes moved into the Top 40 section of the Billboard chart with "Here Comes My Baby." 
"Here Comes My Baby" was written by Cat Stevens, recorded and released as a single by The Tremeloes in 1967. It became a hit in the UK, Canada, and U.S. at numbers 4, 7, and 13, respectively. It appeared on Stevens' album Matthew and Son. 
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May 6, 1972: Todd Rundgren entered the American Top 100 singles chart with "I Saw The Light."
"I Saw the Light" was released as the opening track from Todd Rundgren's 1972 album Something/Anything?.

Todd Rundgren
Todd Rundgren

In the album's liner notes, Rundgren states that he intended the song to be the hit of the album, and copied the Motown tradition of putting hit songs at the beginning of albums.  Rundgren wrote the track in 20 minutes, a feat he attributes to his reliance on stimulants such as Ritalin. 
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May 6, 1978: Van Halen begins their climb up the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Runnin’ with the Devil."
On May 6, 1978, On the day "Runnin' with the devil" entered the US music chart, the Number 1 song in America was "Night Fever" by the Bee Gees.

Van Halen
Van Halen

While much of America was still loving all things disco, a band of rockers out of Pasadena, California was already barnstorming path to world domination. 
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May 6, 1989: "Be with You" by The Bangles begins its climb up the Billboard Top 100 singles' chart.
"Be with You" was composed by Bangles' drummer Debbi Peterson and Walter Iglehart.

The Bangles
The Bangles

Peterson sang lead vocals on the song, one of the only two A-sides upon which she did. This was their third consecutive Billboard Top 40 hit single written by at least one band member. 
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