Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Music History Today: November 17, 2022

November 17, 1992: The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack was released.

The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack LP followed Whitney Houston's cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" to the top of the charts, and once they got there, neither the single nor the album budged for weeks.

The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack
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The song spent a record-shattering 14 weeks in the top slot, while the album spent 20 weeks at number one, eventually selling over 15 million copies and winning the Grammy award for Album of the Year. 
Read more: Allmusic

November 17, 1958: The Kingston Trio's "Tom Dooley" hit Number 1 in America.

November 17, 1971: The Faces released A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... To A Blind Horse.

The Faces' third album, A Nod Is as Good as a a Blind Horse, finally gave the group their long-awaited hit single in "Stay with Me," helping send the album into the Billboard Top Ten.

A Nod Is as Good as a a Blind Horse 

It's the tightest record the band ever made. Granted that may be a relative term, since sloppiness is at the heart of the band, but this doesn't feel cobbled together. 
Read more: Allmusic

November 17, 1980: John Lennon released Double Fantasy. 

The most distinctive thing about Double Fantasy, the last album John Lennon released during his lifetime, is the very thing that keeps it from being a graceful return to form from the singer/songwriter, returning to active duty after five years of self-imposed exile.

John Lennon album Double Fantasy

As legend has it, Lennon spent those years in domestic bliss, being a husband, raising a baby, and, of course, baking bread. Double Fantasy was designed as a window into that bliss and, to that extent, he decided to make it a joint album with Yoko Ono. 
Read more: Allmusic


November 17, 2003: Five for Fighting released the single "100 Years." 

"100 Years" by Five for Fighting was the first single from his third studio album, The Battle for Everything. The single reached number one on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also charted in Australia and New Zealand, peaking at number 32 in both countries. 
Read more: Wikipedia


I Will Always Love You
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