Saturday, June 18, 2022

Music History Today: June 19, 2022

June 19, 1999: Country singer Dwight Yoakam entered Billboard's Hot 100 chart with a cover of Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love."

Dwight Yoakam
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June 19, 1971: Carole King saw her "Tapestry" album hit Number 1 in the US for the first of 15 consecutive weeks.
For nearly a decade, Carole King wrote Brill Building pop with her then-husband, Gerry Goffin: hits such as Little Eva's "The Loco-Motion" (Eva Boyd was the couple's baby sitter) and the Monkees' "Pleasant Valley Sunday." 
Then King's friend James Taylor encouraged her to sing her own tunes. She slowed down "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (originally a hit for the Shirelles in 1960), heightening the melancholy inside, while her warm, earnest singing brought out the sadness in "So Far Away." 
Read more: Rolling Stones (500 Greatest Albums of All Time)


June 19, 1965: "Baby, I'm Yours" by Barbara Lewis started its climb up the Billboard chart.
Written by the late singer/songwriter Van McCoy, "Baby, I’m Yours" has a similar theme to the song "The Twelfth of Never," telling of a love that will live on until anything and everything completely unordinary happens in the world.  
Read more: Songfacts

June 19, 1982: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' cover of Tommy James' "Crimson and Clover" tops out at Number 7 in the US. It was her follow-up to "I Love Rock And Roll."

Joan Jett
Joan Jett

June 19, 2004: Entering Billboard's Hot 100 chart at Number 68 was a cover of Hank William's "Hey, Good Lookin'" by Jimmy Buffett with Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith & George Strait.

Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Dwight Yoakam

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