Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Music History Today: September 28, 2022

September 28, 2002: Norah Jones entered Billboard's Hot 100 with "Don't Know Why." 

"Don't Know Why" was Norah Jones' first single. It launched her to stardom, but she didn't write it.

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New York City-based songwriter-guitarist named Jesse Harris did. He recorded it with a violinist and released it under the name Jesse Harris and The Ferdinandos. 
Read more: Songfacts

September 28, 1958: The Everly Brothers topped out on the US music chart at Number 10 with "Devoted to You."

The best-known recording of "Devoted to You," written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, was by The Everly Brothers. issued as the flip side of "Bird Dog," it reached the charts on its own. 
Read more: Wikipedia

September 28, 1968: Creedence Clearwater Revival had their first hit in Billboard's Top 40 section when "Susie Q" moved from Number 44 to 27.

"Susie Q" co-written and originally recorded by rockabilly singer Dale Hawkins in 1956. His version hit US #27 a year later. It was CCR's only Top 40 hit not written by John Fogerty. 
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September 28, 1980: The Police were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "Don't Stand So Close To Me." 

The lyrics of “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” detailed the romantic affair between a teacher and his pupil, and the controversy their tryst created.

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The song was penned by Sting, who just happened to have a former career as a teacher before rock stardom came calling. Still, The remained completely professional while teaching. 
Read more: Ultimate Classic Rock

September 28, 1996: Australian singer-songwriter Merril Bainbridge's "Mouth" entered the top 40 of Billboard's single chart.

"Mouth" by Merril Bainbridge became her biggest hit, peaking at number one on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart for six consecutive weeks and in Canada for one week. The song also became a top-five hit in the United States. 
Read more: Wikipedia

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