Saturday, August 13, 2022

Music History Today: August 14, 2022

August 14, 2010: "Cooler Than Me" by Mike Posner peaked at Number 7 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. 

"Cooler than Me" is the debut single by American singer Mike Posner.

"Cooler Than Me" by Mike Posner
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He recorded while still a student at Duke University in North Carolina, inspired by the types of women he has encountered on the campus there. 
Read more: Songfacts

August 14, 1965: The Yardbirds had a big mover in the US, going from 69 to 49, with "Heart Full of Soul."

"Heart Full of Soul" was the Yardbirds' first single after Jeff Beck replaced Eric Clapton as lead guitarist. Released only three months after "For Your Love", "Heart Full of Soul" reached the Top 10 on the singles charts in the UK, US, and several other countries. 
Read more: Wikipedia

August 14, 1976: Dancing became an official 'mania' when Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots entered the American top 100 with "Disco Duck." 

Rick Dees' "Disco Duck" took advantage of the disco craze and has been called the biggest selling novelty hit of the 1970s. The Donald Duck-voiced track went to number one on the charts, sold more than four million copies, and earned Dees a People's Choice Award. 
Read more: Allmusic


August 14, 1995: Foo Fighters made their network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman when they performed their new single "This Is A Call."

August 14, 1999: Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" peaked at Number 6 in the US and sold 765,000 tickets on their North American tour in one day.

Cooler Than Me
Mike Posner

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