Friday, August 12, 2022

Music History Today: August 12, 2022

August 12, 1995: "Missing" entered the American music chart by a British duo consisting of Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn as Everything But The Girl.
Originally released in 1994, "Missing" by Everything But The Girl was a minor hit on the pop charts and a bigger one on the Adult Contemporary charts.

Everything But The Girl
Everything But The Girl
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In 1995, they gave the song to producer Todd Terry, who remixed if for nightclubs. The new release was a big worldwide hit, ultimately peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. 
Read more: Songfacts
August 12, 1967: "Carrie Anne" by The Hollies topped out at Number 9 on the US music chart. 

The Hollies 1967
The Hollies 1967
"Carrie Anne" by The Hollies is about the British singer-actress Marianne Faithfull, whose most famous romance was with Mick Jagger, but who also dated Hollies singer-guitarist Allan Clarke for a short time. "Marianne" was changed to "Carrie-Anne" so it wouldn't be totally obvious. 
Read more: Songfacts

August 12, 1978: The Cars broke into the top 40 section of Billboard's 100 with "Just What I Needed." 
"Just What I Needed" helped get The Cars a deal with Elektra Records. They recorded a 2-track demo of the song and brought it to two popular Boston radio stations. Both stations played it. On WBCN, it became the most-requested song by a local band in the history of the station. 
Read more: Songfacts

August 12, 1978: Meat Loaf first appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 when "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" entered the chart.
Featured on Meat Loaf’s album Bat Out Of Hell, “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” remains a staple in classic rock radio stations.

Meat Loaf’s album Bat Out Of Hell
Meat Loaf

Written by Jim Steinman at over eight minutes long, Meat Loaf revealed it was originally intended to go on for 27 minutes. 

Read more: Society of Rock

August 13, 1988: Def Leppard's "Love Bites" entered the US music chart, nearly halfway to the top, at Number 52. 
"Love Bites" by English glam metal band Def Leppard is their only number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100. It made the top-10 in Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand. On the UK Singles Chart, the track peaked at number 11. 
Read more: Wikipedia

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