Saturday, October 1, 2022

Music History Today: October 2, 2022

October 2, 1999: "Scar Tissue" by Red Hot Chili Peppers peaked at Number 9 on the US music chart.

Californication was the Red Hot Chili Peppers' seventh album, and their most commercially successful.

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More than 15 million copies sold worldwide and it produced hits like the title track and “Otherside,” along with “Scar Tissue.”   
Read more: American Songwriter

October 2, 1965: Fontella Bass entered Billboard's Hot 100 with "Rescue Me." 

Fontella Bass sang with gospel groups from the age of 6 before switching to R&B when she was a teenager. She eventually auditioned for Chess Records and landed a recording contract. This original composition, penned by Bass with Raynard Miner and Carl William Smith, was her most successful single. 
Read more: Songfacts


October 2, 1971: The Moody Blues topped out short of the US top 20, at Number 23, with "The Story in Your Eyes." Justin Hayward's done an updated version featuring The Quartetto Euphoria.

October 2, 1982: John Cougar had his first and only Number 1 hit on Billboard's singles chart with "Jack & Diane." 

Jack and Diane were a interracial couple in the first version of "Jack & Diane." Jack was black, Diane was white.

John Cougar Jack & Diane single cover

He took the race part out of it and made Jack a football star after an executive from his record asked him to in an effort to make the song more relatable and boost its hit potential. 
Read more: Stereogum

October 2, 1999: Sixpence None the Richer moved in the top 40 section of Billboard's Hot 100 with "There She Goes." 

Sixpence None The Richer moved in the top 40 section of Billboard's Hot 100 with "There She Goes" was originally recorded by The La's. Sixpence None The Richer's version became a hit when it was used in the movie Snow Day. 

Read more: Songfacts

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