Saturday, October 15, 2022

Music History Today: October 15, 2022

October 15, 2019: "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses was the first 1980s Youtube video to reach 1 Billion views. 

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The YouTube Billion Views Club includes Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” A-ha’s “Take on Me,” Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters,” and Coolio’s 1995 hit “Gangsta’s Paradise.” 
Read more: Variety

October 15, 1956: Little Richard recorded "Good Golly, Miss Molly" at J&M Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana. 

October 15, 1966: "Cherry, Cherry" by Neil Diamond peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The first chart bite of the Top 40 cherry for Neil Diamond arrived in America on September 10, 1966. In the days when he’d been making his name as a songwriter for others, and taking faltering commercial steps as an artist in his own right, “Cherry Cherry” gave him his first appearance in the Top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100, on its way to his Top 10 debut. 
Read more: U Discover Music

October 15, 1988: UB40 went to Number 1 on the US singles chart with their version of the Neil Diamond song "Red Red Wine."

October 15, 2005: Green Day peaked at Number 6 in the US with "Wake Me Up When September Ends."

Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong wrote "Wake Me Up When September Ends" about his father, who died of cancer on September 1, 1982. 

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At his father's funeral, Billie cried, ran home and locked himself in his room. When his mother got home and knocked on the door to Billie's room, Billie simply said, "Wake me up when September ends," hence the title. 
Read more: Songfacts

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