Thursday, July 14, 2022

Music History Today: July 14, 2022

July 14, 1979: Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" took over Number 1 on Billboard, as her former chart topper, "Hot Stuff," sat at Number 3. Norwegian DJ and music producer Kygo remixed "Hot Stuff" in September, 2020.

Donna Summer
Donna Summer
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July 14, 1962: The Champs, most famous for their Latin-tinged surf instrumental "Tequila," moved into the US Top 40 with "Limbo Rock."

July 14, 1973: "Get Down" by Gilbert O’Sullivan became a Top 40 hit when it bounded from 48 to 31 in the US.
Despite the line, "You're a bad dog baby, but I still want you around," "Get Down" is not about an actual dog, although it has long been rumored to be. Gilbert O'Sullivan says it's about "an over-zealous lady," not a poorly trained pooch. 
Read more: Songfacts

July 14, 1978: The Who released the single "Who Are You" in the UK. 
Who Are You was the Who's last album to feature Keith Moon as their drummer, who died three weeks after it was released.

 Who Are You album cover

The ironic nature of the text "Not to Be Taken Away" that was stencilled on Moon's chair on the album cover was noted by some critics. 
Read more: Wikipedia

July 14, 1984: Scandal featuring Patty Smyth made a big move, from Number 64 to 49, with "The Warrior." 
"The Warrior" by Scandal was written by Holly Knight and Nick Gilder ("Hot Child In the City"). The song went to number one in Canada and number one on the US Rock Top Tracks chart, and won a BMI Airplay Award in 1984. 
Read more: Wikipedia

Hot Stuff
Kygo, Donna Summer 

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