Saturday, June 11, 2022

Music History Today: June 12, 2022

June 12, 1999: Jennifer Lopez's first single, "If You Had My Love," took the top of the US music chart.

"If You Had My Love" is the debut single by Jennifer Lopez. It was the lead single from her debut studio album, On the 6.

"If You Had My Love" by Jennifer Lopez
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The song's accompanying music video features a voyeuristic internet concept, wherein Lopez's spectators are able to direct her through cyberspace. The provocative video received heavy rotation on MTV networks internationally. 
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June 12, 1965: Johnny Rivers made a big move, from 63 to 43, his second week on the US music chart with "Seventh Son." 

“Seventh Son” became Johnny Rivers’ third US Top 10 hit, and second Canadian #1 (after “Memphis”). He’d continue to notch hits throughout the ’60s, nearly all of them covers or, in the case of “Secret Agent Man,” a song written expressly for him by P.F. Sloan. 
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June 12, 1971: Tommy James debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 with "Draggin' the Line." 

"Draggin' the Line" was a hit by Tommy James, who went solo after the Shondells disbanded in 1970. It was James' biggest hit as a solo artist, selling more than a million copies. 
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June 12, 1982: Nearly halfway up the American top 100 singles, at Number 52, REO Speedwagon began their climb with "Keep the Fire Burnin.'"

"Keep the Fire Burnin'" by REO Speedwagon was the only track from the Good Trouble album to make the top ten on the pop charts, cresting at number seven. It is also the only tune from the album to feature Kevin Cronin on keyboards. 
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June 12, 1993: The Proclaimers entered Billboard's Hot 100 with "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)." 

The Proclaimers are the Scottish twins Craig and Charlie Reid. It became a hit when the song was used in the 1993 movie Benny And Joon, starring Johnny Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson. This is their only hit in America, but four of their other songs made the UK Top 40. 
Read more: Songfacts

If You Had My Love
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