Monday, June 27, 2022

Music History Today: June 27, 2022

June 27, 1987: After seven weeks on the US chart, Whitney Houston took the top spot with "Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)."
"Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" fell in the middle of a remarkable seven-song run of US #1 hits for Whitney Houston that were spread across her first two albums.

Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
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It was the lead single from her second album, Whitney. Guaranteed airplay, it exceeded even the sky-high expectations that came with it - the single sold 3 million copies in America while the album moved 9 million. 
Read more: Songfacts

June 27, 1964: Sam Cooke had another Top 40 hit when "Good Times" moved from Number 44 to 23. 

Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke

When Sam Cooke entered the American R&B and pop charts in the early summer of 1964 with “Good Times,” he was still only 33 years old and one of the most idolized crossover soul stars in America. On the R&B chart of July 11, 1964, the song became his final soul No.1. Just five months later, his life was over. 
Read more: U Discover Music

June 27, 1970: White Plains' "My Baby Loves Lovin’" peaked at Number 13 on the US music chart. 

There is some debate over who sang lead vocals on "My Baby Loves Lovin’." It was believed for many years that session singer Tony Burrows was the lead vocalist on the track; however, various sources have claimed that band member Ricky Wolff was the lead. 
Read more: Wikipedia 

June 27, 1981: A cover of Robert Knight's "Everlasting Love" by Rex Smith and Rachel Sweet entered the US music chart. It would peak at Number 32.

June 27, 1992: "November Rain" by Guns N’ Roses entered Billboard's Hot 100 at Number 40. 

The video for "November Rain" cost over $1.5 million to make, but got a lot of play on MTV. The clip won for best cinematography at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards and received a Video Vanguard award. 


Wanna Dance With Somebody
(Who Loves Me)
Whitney Houston

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