Monday, November 14, 2022

Music History Today: November 15, 2022

November 15, 1980: "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors entered the top 40 section of Billboard's Hot 100.
The best example of The Vapors’ sound, and their solitary hit, came with Turning Japanese.

Turning Japanese by The Vapors

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Produced by Vic Coppersmith-Heaven, the riotous track remains a firm indie disco favorite, and a constant earworm for any who hear it on the radio. 
Read more: Song Writing Magazine
November 15, 1956: Elvis Presley made his acting debut in the Love Me Tender movie premiere.

Elvis Presley Love Me Tender movie

November 15, 1975: The Four Seasons peaked at Number 3 in the US with "Who Loves You."
In August 1975, "Who Loves You" entered the Hot 100 as Frankie Valli's "Swearin' to God" was sliding off the chart. This was the final Four Seasons hit featuring bassist and backing vocalist Joe Long. 
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November 15, 1997: No Mercy entered the Billboard Hot 100 at Number 98 with a flamenco-influenced cover of Exile's "Kiss You All Over."

November 15, 2018: Accompanied by Scott Bradlee on piano, Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) uploads Miche Braden's "gospel" influenced blues cover of Prince's "Purple Rain."

Turning Japanese
The Vapors

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