Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Music History Today: June 29, 2022

June 29, 1968: Johnny Cash had a cross-over hit when "Folsom Prison Blues" moved into the American Top 40. It would peak one spot higher, at Number 32.

Johnny Cash at Folsom
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June 29, 1963: The first Beatles tune to appear on Billboard's Hot 100 is a cover of "From Me to You" by Del Shannon. It entered the chart at Number 96 and topped out at 77.

June 29, 1974: Three Dog Night's cover of  John Hiatt's "Sure As I'm Sittin' Here" entered Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

June 29, 1991: Firehouse started up America's Top 100 singles chart with "Love Of a Lifetime." 

"Love Of a Lifetime" wasn't Firehouse's first single. That was an up-tempo tune called "Don't Treat Me Bad," which held its own on the Hot 100, going to #19 in June 1991. Their next single, "Love of a Lifetime"  became the band's biggest hit, making #5 in September. 
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June 29, 1996: Dishwalla had a Top 40 hit when "Counting Blue Cars" moved from Number 44 to 36. 

"Counting Blue Cars" is the only hit for Dishwalla, peaking at Number 15. The song spent 48 weeks on the Hot 100, longer than any other one-hit wonder entry except for Duncan Sheik's "Barely Breathing," which stayed for 55 weeks. 
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Folsom Prison Blues
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