Friday, July 8, 2022

Music History Today: July 9, 2022

July 9, 1996: Trainspotting: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack was released.  
The film Trainspotting concerns the adventures of a group of young, nearly criminal, drug-addicted Scottish friends.

Trainspotting movie poster
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An all-star collection of British pop and techno stars contributed to the soundtrack. It also features a couple of oldies by veteran punk godfathers like Lou Reed ("Perfect Day") and Iggy Pop ("Lust for Life," "Nightclubbing"). 
Read more: Allmusic
July 9, 1966: "Dirty Water" by The Standells peaked at Number 11 on the US music chart. 
"Dirty Water" is a mock paean to the city of Boston, Massachusetts. The "Dirty Water" is the notoriously polluted Charles River, which had become a receptacle for industrial waste. Nonetheless, it's their home and they love it anyway. The song has become a Boston anthem and a source of pride for the city. 
Read more: Songfacts

July 9, 1977: The Floaters, formed by members of The Detroit Emeralds, entered Billboard's Hot 100 "Float On."
"Float On" became one of the biggest singles of the year, spending six weeks at number one on the U.S. Hot Soul Singles chart. It peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 behind Andy Gibb's "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" and The Emotions' "Best of My Love." 
Read more: Wikipedia

July 9, 1983: "China Girl" by David Bowie entered the American Top 40. 
"China Girl" was written by Iggy Pop and David Bowie during their years in Berlin.

David Bowie
David Bowie 

It first appeared on Pop's debut solo album The Idiot. The song became more widely known when it was re-recorded by Bowie, who released it as the second single from his most commercially successful album, Let's Dance. 
Read more: Wikipedia

July 9, 1988: Poison's "Nothin' But a Good Time" topped out at Number 6 in the US. 
"Nothin’ But a Good Time" was a good representation of what Poison stood for. In the song, lead singer Bret Michaels doesn't have much money and isn't too concerned about saving what he has. "Nothin' But a Good Time" was also the name of Poison's 2018 joint tour of the US with Cheap Trick. 
Read more: Songfacts

Lust for Life
Iggy Pop

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