Monday, October 31, 2022

Music History Today: November 1, 2022

November 1, 1997: Scandinavian dance-pop act Aqua started a four-week run at Number 1 on the UK singles chart with "Barbie Girl."

The lyrics from Aqua’s 1997 smash hit “Barbie Girl” are undeniably still a part of the social consciousness 25 years later.

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It’s a bubblegum gem of 90s dance pop, featuring lead singer Lene Nystrøm’s vocals and René Dif’s raps as they serve up tongue-in-cheek social commentary over uber-danceable synths. 
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November 1, 1970: Matthews Southern Comfort were at Number 1 on the UK singles chart with a cover of the Joni Mitchell song "Woodstock." It was the group's only UK chart topper. In the US, the track reached Number 23 in the Billboard Top 100.

November 1, 1986: "Daydream Believer" by The Monkees re-entered Billboard's Hot 100.

In 1986, three of the four Monkees (Dolenz, Jones and Tork) mounted a successful reunion tour and had a major hit with the newly recorded "That Was Then, This Is Now." Arista Records, which owned the Monkees' masters at the time, rereleased "Daydream Believer" as a follow-up single. 
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November 1, 1994: Nirvana's "MTV Unplugged" performance was released as MTV Unplugged in New York.

Unlike prior MTV Unplugged performances, which were entirely acoustic, Nirvana used electric amplification and guitar effects during the set.

Kurt Cobain

They were joined by rhythm guitarist Pat Smear and cellist Lori Goldston, plus members of Meat Puppets for some songs. 
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November 1, 1997: Paula Cole entered Billboard's Hot 100 in the top 20, at Number 19, with "I Don't Want to Wait."

Alanis Morissette's "Hand In My Pocket" was originally chosen as the Dawson's Creek theme, but the singer pulled out at the last minute. The network had already licensed Paula Cole's song "I Don't Want to Wait" for the promos, but Paul Stupin, the executive producer who oversaw the show's music selection, hadn't considered it for the main theme. 
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