Thursday, October 6, 2022

Music History Today: October 7, 2022

October 7, 1995: Alanis Morissette went to Number 1 on the US album chart with Jagged Little Pill.
Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette produced six successful singles, including:

Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette

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"You Oughta Know" "Ironic," "You Learn," "Hand in My Pocket," and "Head over Feet" and went on to become the biggest selling album ever by a female artist with sales over 30m.
October  7, 1967: The Association peaked at Number 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 with "Never My Love." 
According to BMI, which keeps track of such data, "Never My Love" by The Association was the second-most played song on American radio and television in the 20th century, trailing only "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" by the Righteous Brothers. 
Read more: Songfacts

October 7, 1978: Chaka Kahn's "I'm Every Woman" began its climb up Billboard's Hot 100.
A 14-year-old Whitney sang backing vocals on Chaka Khan's original version of "I'm Every Woman," together with her mother Cissy Houston. Houston recorded the song in 1993, taking it to #4 in the US. 
Read more: Songfacts

October 7, 1982: Cats debuted on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre with a record-breaking $6.2 million in ticket pre-sales.

October 7, 2014: Ed Sheeran posted the official music video to his hit song "Thinking Out Loud." To date, it counts over 3.5 Billion views, a rare feat indeed. 

Hand In My Pocket
Alanis Morissette

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