Friday, August 5, 2022

Music History Today: August 5, 2022

August 5, 1983: The movie "Risky Business," starring Tom Cruise, was released in the USA. In an iconic scene, Cruise's character dances in his underwear to Bob Seger. 

Movie poster for "Risky Business"

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August 5, 1967: Neil Diamond entered Billboard's Top 40 with "Thank the Lord for the Night Time." 

Neil Diamond described "Thank the Lord for the Night Time"  as "a Rock & Roll song with some black music influence" adding, "I've always been moved by gospel music and 'Thank the Lord for the Night Time' is probably as close as this white Jewish kid from Brooklyn could come to being a gospel singer." 
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August 5, 1972: "Join Together" by The Who entered the top 40 section of Billboard's Hot 100. 

"Join Together" was intended as part of the Lifehouse album, but that album was shelved. The song was released as a non-album single in 1972. The single reached number 9 on the British singles chart and number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100. 
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August 5 1978: Exile had an American Top 40 hit when "Kiss You All Over" moved from Number 43 to 27. 

"Kiss You All Over" became a Number 1 pop hit by a country group from Kentucky written by the leading glam rock songwriters from the UK. The song was the brainchild of Mike Chapman, who wrote and produced the song with his partner Nicky Chinn - the pair had scored hits for the likes of Sweet, Suzi Quatro, and The Arrows. 
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August 5, 1995: Hootie & The Blowfish's "Only Want to Be With You" entered Billboard's chart higher than any other new entry, at Number 30.

"Only Want to Be With You" by Hootie & The Blowfish is a tribute to Bob Dylan. It contains lyrics from various Dylan songs, including a mention of Dylan's "Tangled Up In Blue." Some of the words come directly from Dylan's track "Idiot Wind." 
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