Sunday, November 20, 2022

Music History Today: November 21, 2022

November 21, 2013: Pharrell Williams released the single "Happy" from the Despicable Me 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

Despicable Me 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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November 21, 1970: Chicago had their first hit in the top 40 section of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"
"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" first appeared on the Chicago Transit Authority album in 1969. It wasn't released as a single until late 1970 when they learned that by chopping down Chicago's songs a bit, they could find a home among the popular tunes on AM radio. 
Read more: Songfacts

November 21, 1981: "She's Got a Way" by Billy Joel entered Billboard's Hot 100.  
According to a friend of the couple, Bruce Gentile, "She's Got a Way" was written about Billy Joel's first wife Elizabeth. Joel's liner notes for Songs in the Attic seem to agree with this, commenting, "Written in 1970, I still feel the same way." 
Read more: Wikipedia

November 21 1992: The debut single by the pop-soul duo Charles and Eddie, "Would I Lie To You," took the top spot on the UK singles chart.
"Would I Lie To Yo" by Charles and Eddie's was a global hit, rocketing up the charts around Europe, and even went as high as number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. It won Ivor Novello Awards for Best Contemporary Song, Best Selling Song and International Hit of the Year. 
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November 21 2004: Eminem was at Number 1 on the US album chart with "Encore." 

Eminem album Encore
The lead single from Eminem's album "Encore" was "Lose It." The controversial video pokes fun at Michael Jackson, which upset him. Jackson complained about the video, and although Eminem wouldn't apologize, a few networks (like B.E.T.) refused to play it at his request. 
Read more: Songfacts

Pharrell Williams 

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