Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Music History Today: July 6, 2022

July 6, 2002: John Mayer's has his first Top 40 hit when his debut single, "No Such Thing," moves from Number 41 to 36.
The lyrical theme of John Mayer's "No Such Thing"  encourages the audience to forge their own path, and not to "stay inside the lines."

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It is particularly critical of efforts by educators and guidance counselors to encourage students to go to college and to plan for careers in the "real world." 
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July 6, 1963: The novelty tune "On Top of Spaghetti" by Tom Glazer and the Do-Re-Mi Children’s Chorus peaked at Number 14 in the US.

July 6, 1968: The Rolling Stones scored their fifth US number 1 single when "Jumpin Jack Flash" hit the top of the charts.
"Jumpin' Jack Flash" was perceived by some as the Rolling Stones' return to their blues roots after the baroque pop and psychedelia heard on their preceding albums Aftermath (1966), Between the Buttons (1967) and especially Their Satanic Majesties Request (1967). 
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July 6, 1985: Tina Turner entered almost halfway up Billboard's Hot 100, at Number 52, with "We Don't Need Another Hero." 
"We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)" by Tina Turner appeared in the 1985 film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which starred Turner and Mel Gibson.

Tina Turner
Tina Turner

The power ballad received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song and a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1986. 
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July 6, 1991: Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis" peaked at 13 in the US. 
“Walking In Memphis” is the story of a trip Marc Cohn took to Memphis. He speaks of seeing the statue of “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy, of following the ghost of Elvis to Graceland and of listening to the preaching of minister/soul music legend Reverend Al Green. 
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No Such Thing
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