Saturday, May 7, 2022

Music History Today: May 8, 2022

May 8, 2000: Heather Small,  singer and songwriter for  M People, released the single "Proud." 
May 8, 2000: Heather Small, singer and songwriter for  M People, released the single "Proud." It was the title track from her debut album Proud and was released as her first single. 

Heather Small
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In 2000, the song was used in the closing montage of the BBC's coverage of the 2000 Summer Olympics. Five years later, it was adopted as the official theme for the London 2012 Olympic bid. 
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May 8, 1965: "Back in My Arms Again" by The Supremes moved into the American top 40 chart. 

"Back in My Arms Again" was the last of five Supremes songs in a row to go number one (the others are "Where Did Our Love Go", "Baby Love", "Come See About Me", and "Stop! In the Name of Love"). The song's middle eight is almost identical to a later Holland-Dozier-Holland hit, The Isley Brothers "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)." 
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May 8, 1971: Jerry Reed's "When You're Hot, You're Hot" started, at Number 61, its climb up the US Top 100 singles chart.

Jerry Reed
Jerry Reed

Before the current hitmakers made their mark, Jerry Reed had taken over the genre of Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, and many famous singers. If you want to explore the South and West’s music, then the track “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot” is good for you. 
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May 8, 1976: Keith Carradine made his first appearance on the Billboard's Hot 100 with "I'm Easy."

Keith Carradine

"I'm Easy" by Keith Carradine is often mistakenly associated with Jim Croce. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe for Best Original Song (Motion Picture).  
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May 8, 1982: "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses starts up the US music hart at Number 84.

"I Know What Boys Like" was written by guitarist Chris Butler in 1978, while he was still a member of the rock band Tin Huey.

The Waitresses band
The Waitresses band

He recorded released as a single in 1980, but beyond some club success, it did not appear on any charts. When he formed the band The Waitresses, with Patty Donahue as lead vocalist, the band recorded the song for its debut album, Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful? 
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