Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Music History Today: June 8, 2022

June 8, 1996: Metallica's "Until It Sleeps" debuts on Billboard's Hot 100 single's chart at Number 10, where it peaks. 

Like much of Metallica's 1996 album Load, the lead single, "Until It Sleeps," was unlike anything the band had attempted before.

Metallica's 1996 album Load
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A contemporary inspiration, Soundgarden, may have been the reason. An early demo version of the song, recorded in December 1995, was titled "F.O.B.D." because Metallica thought it sounded a bit like Soundgarden's "Fell on Black Days." 
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June 8, 1974: The Ozark Mountain Daredevils had a Top 40 hit when "If You Wanna Get to Heaven" moved to Number 37. 

"If You Wanna Get to Heaven" was the Ozark Mountain Daredevils' first major hit, and it was fairly typical of their sound. The biggest hit for the band was 1975's "Jackie Blue," which was not like their other releases. 
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June 8, 1985: The Power Station entered Billboard's Hot 100 at Number 58 with a cover of T. Rex's "Get It On (Bang A Gong)."
The Power Station was an English-American 1980s/1990s rock and pop music supergroup made up of singer Robert Palmer, former Chic drummer Tony Thompson, and Duran Duran members John Taylor (bass) and Andy Taylor (guitar). The group began as something of a whim. They wanted to record a cover of the 1972 T. Rex song "Get It On". 
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June 8, 1996: The Fugees' reworking of "Killing Me Softly," featuring lead vocals by Lauryn Hill, goes to Number 1 in the UK, becoming the top-selling single of 1996.

June 8, 2002: Brad Paisley had a cross-over American Top 40 hit when "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)" moved from Number 47 to 40 on that chart. 

Brad Paisley wrote a funny song with his friend (and future producer) Frank Rogers to perform at a school concert, and that song was "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)."

Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley

 The Belmont students thought that the idea of a man choosing fishing over love was hilarious and eventually, Paisley landed himself a record deal with Arista Nashville. 

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Until It Sleeps

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