Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Music History Today: August 11, 2022

August 11, 1990: Snap! topped out at Number 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 with "The Power."
Snap! were the German Eurodance duo of Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti.

Eurodance duo Snap!
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They were first to use sampled dance tracks augmented by a soulful female singer and a male rapper. C + C Music Factory and The KLF followed this formula. 
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August 11, 1962: Neil Sedaka started a two-week run with his first US  Number 1 on the US singles chart with "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do."  It reached Number 7 on the UK chart.

August 11, 1971: Yes recorded the single "Roundabout" for their Fragile album.
"Roundabout" by the English progressive rock band Yes was released as an edited single in the US. The song originated on the promotional tour for The Yes Album. 

Yes Fragile album cellphone wallpaper 

From Aberdeen to Glasgow they encountered many roundabouts. It peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on the Cash Box Top 100 singles charts. 
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August 11, 1979: A cover of "Spooky," originally a hit for the Classics IV, debuted for the Atlanta Rhythm Section on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. 

August 11, 1986: The Communards released a cover of "Don't Leave Me This Way." 
"Don't Leave Me This Way" was first recorded in 1975 by Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes. Their version went to #5 in the UK. In America, it was a #1 hit for Thelma Houston in 1977. In the UK, her version reached #13. 
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The Power

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