Monday, August 29, 2022

Music History Today: August 29, 2022

August 29, 2003: Missy Elliot won MTV's "Video of the Year" awards for "Work It."

Missy Elliot
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August 29, 1964: Their first full week on Billboard's Hot 100, The Shangri-Las blasted from Number 78 to 47 with their first hit single, "Walkin' In the Sand."
"Walkin' In the Sand"  was the Shangri-Las' first national hit single. Like their other hits "Leader Of The Pack" and "I Can Never Go Home Anymore," the song is about young love gone wrong, as the singer remembers all the good times with the guy who inexplicably left her. 
Read more: Songfacts

August 29, 1970: "Out In the Country" by Three Dog Night entered Billboard's hot 100 chart. It peaked at Number 15 and Number 11 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.

August 29, 1981: The Go-Go’s break-through hit, "Our Lips Are Sealed," started its climb up the US music chart.
Unlike most other female pop groups, the Go-Go's wrote their own songs and were serious musicians.

The Go-Go's
The Go-Go's

Despite their pure pop sound, they had a confidence and attitude that gave them lots of credibility. It was MTV that really broke the song because many radio stations were reluctant to put an all-girl band on the air. 
Read more: Songfacts


August 29, 1987: Canadian a cappella group The Nylons entered the US music chart with a cover of The Turtles' "Happy Together."

Work It
Missy Elliot

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