Sunday, July 3, 2022

Music History Today: July 3, 2022

July 3, 1999: Destiny’s Child made a big move on the US chart, from Number 52 to 11, with "Bills, Bills, Bills." 
"Bills, Bills, Bills"  was the first single released from Destiny’s Child's second album.

Destiny’s Child
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Beyoncé was 17 when they recorded it. It became their first Number 1 hit. This was their second hit with a title made up the same word repeated three times. Their first was "No No No." 
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July 3, 1960: "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" took the top spot on the US music chart for Connie Francis. It was her very first Number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

July 3, 1971: Moon Shadow by Cat Stevens was flying up the charts from Number 70 to 48. It would finally reach number 30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on the Easy Listening chart.

Cat Stevens
Cat Stevens

July 3, 1976: "I Never Cry" by Alice Cooper entered Billboard's Hot 100. 
Encouraged by the crossover success of "Only Women Bleed," Alice Cooper returned to the rock ballad format with the single "I Never Cry."

Alice Cooper Goes To Hell LP cover 

This proved to be a shrewd decision on Cooper's part, at least from a commercial standpoint. The track performed very well on the charts, peaking at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. 
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July 3, 1986: Joe Cocker released a cover of the Randy Newman written track "You Can Leave Your Hat On."  
Joe Cocker recorded "You Can Leave Your Hat On" for the 1986 album Cocker and it was used in a striptease scene in 9½ Weeks, a movie that was equally explicit as this song. 
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Bills, Bills, Bills
Destiny’s Child

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