Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Music History Today: August 18, 2022

August 18, 2001: Nelly Furtado enters Billboard's Hot 100 with "Turn Off the Light."
Sophie Muller directed the original music video for "Turn Off the Light," which has Nelly Furtado singing in a swamp. 

Nelly Furtado
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Muller's long list of credits include artists such as Annie Lennox, Sade, No Doubt, Garbage, Coldplay, and Radiohead. 
Read more: Songfacts
August 18, 1973: Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn's "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" hit number 1 on the country chart. 
"Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" recorded by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn was released as the first single and title track from the album of the same name. It was their third number one on the country chart as duo. The single stayed at the top for one week and spent a total of 13 weeks on the country chart. 
Read more: Wikipedia

August 18, 1979: Raydio peaked at Number 9 in the US with "You Can't Change That." 

August 18, 1986: Bon Jovi released their third studio album, Slippery When Wet.  
Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi was the best-selling album of 1987, beating out contenders like Appetite for Destruction, The Joshua Tree, and Michael Jackson's Bad. 

Slippery When Wet Bon Jovi

It produced two Number 1s (“Living on a Prayer” and “You Give Love a Bad Name”) and the Top 10 hit "Wanted: Dead or Alive." 
Read more: Allmusic


August 18, 1989: The Belgian group Technotronic mixed  European house music with Hip-Hop and released the single "Pump Up the Jam." 

Turn Off the Light
Nelly Furtado

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