Saturday, July 9, 2022

Music History Today: July 10, 2022

July 10, 2010: "Misery" by Maroon 5 entered Billboard's Hot 100, breathing on the Top 40, at Number 44. 

Written by Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, and Sam Farrar, "Misery" is about when a relationship fades. Front-man, Levine told MTV News:

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"'Misery' is about the desperation of wanting someone really badly in your life but having it be very difficult. Kind of what all the songs I write are about. I'm not treading on new ground." 
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July 10, 1964: The Beatles' soundtrack to their film A Hard Day's Night was released. 
A Hard Day's Night is the third studio album by the English rock band the Beatles.

The Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles'  A Hard Day's Night

Side one contains songs from the soundtrack to their film of the same name. In contrast to the Beatles' first two albums, all 13 tracks on A Hard Day's Night were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. 
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July 10, 1971: A medley of Jackie DeShannon's "What The World Needs Now Is Love" and Dion's "Abraham, Martin and John" by Tom Clay entered Billboard's Hot 100 at Number 84. It would peak at Number 8.

July 10, 1976: A Todd Rundgren cover of The Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations" peaked at Number 34 in the US.

July 10, 1982: Men At Work broke into Billboard's Hot 100 on their way to the top with their debut single, "Who Can It Be Now."
Business As Usual, Men At Work’s debut album, sold six million copies and spent 15 weeks at #1 on the American charts — the longest reign, at that point, of any debut album in history. At the end of 1983, Billboard named Business As Usual the #2 album of the year. The Men At Work album sold more than Synchronicity or H2O or 1999. It was a legitimate chart rival for Thriller. 
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