Friday, June 24, 2022

Music History Today: June 25, 2022

June 25, 1988: Prince peaked at Number 8 on the US music chart with "Alphabet Street" from his Lovesexy album. 

"Alphabet Steet," the first single from Prince's 1988 album, was the LP's only top 10 single.

Prince Lovesexy album cover photoshoot
Prince Lovesexy cover
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Initially written as an acoustic blues song, the song's final version includes a rap by Cat Glover and is full of samples.It was the first Prince single released as a CD, albeit only in the UK and Japan. A promo CD was issued in the US. 
Read more: Wikipedia

June 25, 1966: Trini Lopez entered Billboard's Hot 100 with a cover of the traditional Mexican folk song "La Bamba." 

June 25, 1977: Marvin Gaye topped the music chart in the US with "Got To Give It Up (Part 1)." 

If Marvin Gaye was going to make a disco song, he was going to make a disco song his way. Specifically, he was going to make a disco song that, at least at the beginning, is about being too quiet and sensitive to hit the disco. And it was going to include the line “Let me step into your erotic zone.” 
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June 25, 1983: Billy Idol entered the American Top 40 with "White Wedding." 

Just a year after breaking from his punk band Generation X, Billy Idol was working on his first solo album and wrote a song about unrequited love that turns into a wedding from hell.
Billy Idol
Billy Idol
Billy Idol was the punk rocker’s first release as a solo artist, and “White Wedding” was his second charting hit following the 1981 single “Dancing with Myself”—a song he originally wrote and released with Gen X in 1980. 
Read more: American Songwriter

June 25, 2005: Staind entered Billboard's Hot 100 chart with "Right Here." 

"Right Here" has been Staind's third-most successful single chartwise, peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It is also Staind's first entry into the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks (No. 40) and the Hot Digital Songs charts (No. 39). 
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Alphabet Street

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