Sunday, November 13, 2022

Music History Today: November 14, 2022

November 14, 2009: Lady Gaga torpedoed into Billboard's Hot 100, at Number 9, with "Bad Romance."

"Bad Romance" is the lead single from the expanded version of Lady Gaga's debut album, The Fame: Monster. 

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga

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Lyrically the song celebrates the kind of lusty passion and desire found in a bad romance novel. Lady Gaga debuted part of this song on the October 2, 2009 edition of Saturday Night Live. 
Read more: Songfacts

November 14, 1960: Ray Charles has his first Number 1 hit with "Georgia on My Mind."

Songwriter and bandleader Hoagy Carmichael wrote Georgia On My Mind in 1930, while he was living in New York. Carmichael had a sister named Georgia and it's possible the song is about her. Interestingly it was the only lyric that Gorrell ever wrote - perhaps one of the greatest 'one hit wonders' in musical history. 
Read more: Simon Rushby

November 14, 1970: Santana's "Black Magic Woman" was released.

Though most people identify the song “Black Magic Woman” with Santana, it was actually written in the late ’60s by Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green. Tt was a hit in Britain for Fleetwood Mac before Santana recorded it.  Santana's Black Magic Woman combined the Peter Green song with “Gypsy Queen,” by Gabor Szabo. Szabo’s track bookends the song, inspiring the opening riffs and providing the framework for the jam at the end. 
Read more: Ultimate Santana

November 14, 1983: Michael Jackson's 14-minute film Thriller debuted at the Metro Crest Theater in Los Angeles. 

Michael Jackson's 14-minute film Thriller

November 14, 2018: "Numb" by Linkin Park was the first 2000s video predating YouTube to reach 1 Billion views. It's currently closing in on 2 Billion.

Bad Romance
Lady Gaga

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