Thursday, June 23, 2022

Music History Today: June 24, 2022

June 24, 2006: Rascal Flatts' cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is a Highway," recorded for PIXAR's motion picture Cars, made a big move into the American Top 40, from Number 59 to 25. 

Poster for PIXAR's motion picture Cars
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June 24, 1967: Jefferson Airplane entered Billboard's Hot 100 halfway to the top, at Number 50 with "White Rabbit."
Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit was famously the first pop song focused on the experience of hallucinogens that scored major air time on mainstream radio.

Grace Slick 1967
Grace Slick 1967

 The soundtrack of the Summer of Love 1967 perfectly captures the free-wheeling counterculture essence of the band’s leading lady, Grace Slick. 

Read more: Jefferson Airplane

June 24, 1978: Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street" peaked at Number 2 on the US music chart. 
In the summer of 1978, Gerry Rafferty's song “Baker Street” became a top-five hit in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. If there were an official anthem for playing darts alone in an empty roadside bar during a rainstorm, it would be “Baker Street.” 
Read more: The Atlantic

June 24, 1989: The new chart-topper in the US was "Satisfied" by Richard Marx.
“Satisfied” was the last song that Richard Marx wrote for the LP Repeat Offender. It’s a big, bright extremely generic studio-rocker. It’s a down-the-middle inspiration-rock type of thing. 
Read more: Stereogum

June 24, 2000: Enrique Iglesias took over at Number 1 on the American Top 10 with "Be With You." 
"Be with You" by Spanish singer-songwriter Enrique Iglesias was his second number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 and received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording in 2001.

Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias

It was also successful internationally, reaching number four in Spain, number one in the Czech Republic, number two in Canada, and the top 20 in Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, and Sweden. 
Read more: Wikipedia

Life Is a Highway
Rascal Flatts

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