Friday, August 5, 2022

Music History Today: August 6, 2022

August 6, 1987: Madonna's movie Who's That Girl premiered in New York.

The soundtrack from the film Who's That Girl contains four songs by Madonna. Three singles were released.

Madonna movie Who's That Girl
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The title track became her sixth Number 1 on Billboard Hot 100, making her the first artist to accumulate six number-one singles in the 1980s. Read more: Wikipedia

August 6, 1966: Wilson Pickett moved up Billboard's Hot 100 from Number 76 to 43 with his cover of Chris Kenner's "Land of 1000 Dances." It peaked at Number 6 in the US and Number 22 in the UK.

August 6, 1977: "Help Is On Its Way," by the Australian group Little River Band, started climbing the Billboard Hot 100 at Number 84.

"Help Is On Its Way by Little River Band peaked at number 14 in the US. It debuted at the top of Australia's singles chart and won Australia's Record of the Year at the 1977 King of Pop Awards. At the 1978 Australian Record Awards, it was voted Top 40 Record of the Year. 
Read more: Wikipedia

August 6, 1983: Air Supply made a big move, from 62 to 43, with "Making Love Out of Nothing at All."
Jim Steinman, who  all of Meat Loaf's hits, composed "Making Love Out of Nothing at All." Steinman offered it to Meat Loaf, along with "Total Eclipse Of The Heart," but they weren't able to agree on finances. This song went to Air Supply while "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" was recorded by Bonnie Tyler. 
Read more: Songfacts

August 6, 1994: Sheryl Crow debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 with "All I Wanna Do" from her first album, Tuesday Night Music Club.
"All I Wanna Do" from her 1993 debut album Tuesday Night Music Club was Sheryl Crow's breakthrough hit.

Sheryl Crow 1993 debut album Tuesday Night Music Club 

Her biggest in the US, it peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 behind "I'll Make Love to You" by Boyz II Men for six consecutive weeks. 
Read more: Wikipedia

Who's That Girl

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