Monday, September 19, 2022

Music History Today: September 20, 2022

September 20, 2011: Carly Rae Jepsen released the single "Call Me Maybe."

“Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s crush-anxiety anthem, became a viral hit in 2012. 

Carly Rae Jepsen
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Initially debuting on the singer’s Curiosity EP in 2011, it not only prompted a shift in the direction of Jepsen’s sound but transformed the trajectory of her career. 
Read more: MTV

September 20th, 1957: Buddy Holly released the single "Peggy Sue" with "Everyday" as the B-side. 

"Peggy Sue" was originally entitled "Cindy Lou", after Buddy Holly's niece. The title was changed to "Peggy Sue" in reference to Peggy Sue Gerron, the girlfriend (and future wife) of Jerry Allison, the drummer for the Crickets, after the couple had temporarily broken up. 
Read more: Wikipedia

September 20th, 1973: Jim Croce was killed with five others when his chartered aircraft hit a tree on take off in Louisiana.

Pop singer-songwriter Jim Croce died when the single-engine plane in which he was riding hit a tree on takeoff. 

Jim Croce
Jim Croce

Croce had gained headliner status only recently, following his hit records, “Don’t Mess Around With Jim” and “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.” 
Read more: Rolling Stone

September 20, 1982: Tears for Fears released "Mad World" from their album The Hurting.

"Mad World" was Tears for Fears first hit in the UK, where they soon became a top act of the '80s.

Tears for Fears album The Hurting

In America, the song went nowhere, but two songs from their next album, "Shout" and "Everybody Wants To Rule The World," went to #1. "Mad World" gradually came to the attention of American listeners. 
Read more: Songfacts

September 20, 2019: Postmodern Jukebox uploaded a cover of Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself. " Chloe Feoranzo turns in a smoky blues rendition that's gained over 2 million views. 

Call Me Maybe
Carly Rae Jepsen

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