Monday, June 27, 2022

Music History Today: June 28, 2022

June 28, 1986: Madonna entered Billboard's Hot 100 more than halfway to the top, at Number 42, with "Papa Don't Preach." 
Madonna’s True Blue was her third album, but it was the first one she made when she was already a massive star.


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Madonna made club music, post-disco dance-pop. Even her ballads nodded to that sound. So it must’ve been at least a little jarring for people to hear the fussy, rococo strings that open “Papa Don’t Preach.” 
Read more: Stereogum
June 28, 1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival peaked at Number 2 in the US with the lead single from their Green River LP, "Bad Moon Rising." 

The lyric of "Bad Moon Rising" was inspired by a film in which a hurricane wipes out most of a town. This is where John Fogerty got the idea for the words "I feel the hurricane blowin', I hope you're quite prepared to die." Overall, he said the song is about the "apocalypse that was going to be visited upon us." 
Read more; Songfacts

June 28, 1980: "Play The Game" by Queen started it's climb up the US music chart at Number 67. 

Queen's eighth album, 1980's The Game, kicks off with a dramatic whoosh of noise befitting the score of a sci-fi film.
Play The Game by Queen photoshoot
Play The Game by Queen

It's hard to pinpoint the source. The answer, at least for Queen's standards, was a bit more shocking: an Oberheim OB-X synthesizer. 
Read more: Ultimate Classic Rock

June 28, 1997: "Listen" by Collective Soul, the second single from their Disciplined Breakdown LP, began it's ascent up Billboard's Hot 100 at Number 79. It didn't get far, peaking at Number 72.

June 28, 2008: Coldplay hit Number 1 in the Us with "Viva La Vida" from their X&Y CD. 

"Viva la Vida" was written by all members of the Coldplay for their fourth album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends. The track debuted to critical acclaim and commercial success, reaching the top spot of the UK Singles Chart and Billboard Hot 100. The song won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in 2009. 
Read more: Wikipedia

Papa Don't Preach

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