Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Music History Today: July 28, 2022

July 28, 1984: Cyndi Lauper moved in the Top 40 section of Billboard's Hot 100 with "She Bop."

"She Bop" by Cyndi Lauper dealt with masturbation. Lauper told The Howard Stern Show she recorded the vocals while nude.

Cyndi Lauper
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She's stated that finding a copy of gay men's magazine Blueboy lying around in the recording studio provided the impetus for writing "She Bop." 
Read more: Wikipedia

July 28, 1962: The song debuting highest on Billboard's Hot 100 was "You Don't Know Me" by Ray Charles.

Cindy Walker had Top 10 hits in every decade from the 1940's to the 1980's. Her most revered song is arguably "You Don't Know Me," which Ray Charles recorded for his No. 1 album Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music. The song title was given to Walker by country singer Eddy Arnold. 
Read more: Wide Open Country

July 28, 1973: Pink Floyd's "Money" just missed the US Top 10 when it peaked at Number 13.

Pink Floyd leaned heavily on the artists who came before them for their inspiration. As well as previously sharing their love for The Beatles song "Lovely Rita," David Gilmour once revealed the keen influence Booker T and The M.G.s had over their song "Money."
Read more: Far Out Magazine

July 28, 1979: "I Don't Like Mondays" by The Boomtown Rats, a song about a real-life school shooting in America, goes to Number 1 in the UK for the first of four weeks. 

The Boomtown Rats' biggest hit, "I Don't Like Mondays," was inspired by a school shooting that took place on Jan. 29, 1979. 

Brenda Spencer

That morning, Brenda Spencer, a 16-year-old with a history of petty theft and violent thoughts, opened fire from inside her house at students outside San Diego's Grover Cleveland Elementary School across the street. In a 15-minute spell, she fired 30 rounds of ammunition from a semi-automatic .22-caliber rifle. 
Read more: Ultimate Classic Rock

July 28, 2007: Plain White T’s has a Number 1 hit in the US with "Hey There Delilah."

What’s it like in New York City, you ask? Well for Delilah DiCrescenzo in the summer of 2007, it was filled with the hit song “Hey There Delilah” by the Plain White T’s, which flooded the radio. This wouldn’t have been annoying (or at least, not that annoying) — except for the fact that the song was allegedly written about her. 
Read more: Teen Vogue

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