Friday, September 16, 2022

Music History Today: September 17, 2022

September 17, 2011: LMFAO entered Billboard's Hot 100 with "Sexy and I Know It." 

"Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO was the fourth Hot 100 #1 with the word sexy in its title.

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The previous three were: "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart, "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred and "SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake.
Read more: Songfacts

September 17, 1966: The Sandpipers peaked at Number 9 on the US music chart with "Guantanamera." 

The refrain "guajira Guantanamera" means "peasant girl from Guantanamo." A Cuban bandleader named Joseito Fernandez had a radio show in the 1930s called "La Gu√°ntanamera," and he regularly performed the song. 
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September 17, 1977: The Commodores "Brick House" moved into the top 40 section of Billboard, from Number 42 to 28.

The Commodores' disco classic "Brick House" is about a woman with a great body. The original phrase is, "She's built like a brick s--thouse." That's the reason for the pause with the horn fill between the words "brick" and "house." 
Read more: Songfacts

September 17, 1991: "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II" were released simultaneously by Guns N' Roses.

Both Guns N' Roses' 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' albums contain a famous cover. On 'l,' the band turned in a solid performance of Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die." 'll' contains a version of Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door." 
Read more: Allmusic

September 17, 1994: Luther Vandross' & Mariah Carey's cover of "Endless Love" entered Billboard's Hot 100 at Number 31.

 

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