Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Music History Today: August 24, 2022

August 24, 1979: "I Wanna Be Your Lover" by Prince was released. It was his first U.S. hit.

Prince
Prince 

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August 24, 1968: "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly entered the US music chart.

"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" was Iron Butterfly's only song to reach the top 40, reaching number 30.

Iron Butterfly
Iron Butterfly

At slightly over 17 minutes, it occupies the entire second side of an album. 
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August 24, 1974: Cheech & Chong blasted into the top 40 section of Billboard's Hot 100, from Number 72 to 47, with "Earache My Eye," featuring Alice Bowie.

August 24, 1985: a-ha had a top 40 hit in the US with "Take On Me."

a-ha
a-ha

The video for "Take On Me" used a pencil-sketch animation and live-action mix called rotoscoping, in which the live-action footage is traced over frame by frame to give the characters realistic movements. 
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August 24, 1996: Welch singer Donna Lewis reached Number 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 with "I Love You Always Forever."
"I Love You Always Forever" was Donna Lewis' only major hit. It peaked at Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, staying there for nine weeks during the summer of 1996, and was held off the summit by "Macarena" by Los Del Rio.  
Read more: Songfacts

I Wanna Be Your Lover
Prince

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