Saturday, August 20, 2022

Music History Today: August 21, 2022

August 21, 1993: Blind Melon debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 with "No Rain."

Blind Melon is one of the seminal rock-n-roll bands that hit the radio in the post-Nirvana wave of the early 1990s, thanks to the memorable hit single “No Rain” and its equally memorable video.

Blind Melon
Blind Melon
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The self-titled debut album and the single were huge hits, with the former reaching #3 on the Billboard 200 Album charts and the latter hitting #1 on both the Mainstream Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks. 
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August 21, 1965: The Byrds peaked at Number 40 with a cover of Bob Dylan's "All I Really Want to Do." 

The Byrds and Cher both released a cover of "All I Really Want to Do" in 1965. In the US, Cher's version proved most popular, peaking at #15 in comparison to The Byrds' #40. 
In the UK, the Byrds' cover version became the fastest selling single in CBS Records' history, peaking at #4 in comparison to Cher's #9. 
Read more: Songfacts

August 21, 1971: Tommy Roe's cover of "Stagger Lee" debuted at Number 74 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. It climbed to Number 25 in the US and Number 17 on the Canadian Singles Chart.

August 21, 1982: Paul McCartney's most successful hit as a solo artist in the early '80s, "Take It Away," peaked at Number 10 on Billboard. 

"Take It Away" by Paul McCartney is from his Tug of War album. The single spent sixteen weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. 

Paul McCartney Tug of War album

It reached #15 in the UK. The music video features former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and long-time producer George Martin, both of whom played on the track. 
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August 21, 2004: Counting Crows' "Accidentally in Love," written for the Shrek 2 movie, moved into Billboard's top 40 section.

No Rain
Blind Melon

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