Friday, November 4, 2022

Music History Today: November 4, 2022

November 4, 2000: "If You're Gone" by matchbox twenty entered Billboard's top 40 section of Hot 100.
"If You're Gone," written by Matchbox Twenty' front-man Rob Thomas, the second single was released from their Mad Season album. Thomas told Billboard magazine that he wrote the song right after he met his future wife.

Matchbox Twenty  Mad Season album cover
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"We were separated for a few weeks and were on the phone all the time, and I was thinking, 'I met this wonderful person,' and I wondered if everything I was going through [with Matchbox Twenty's success] was going to make it too crazy to build a relationship." 
Read more: Wikipedia
November 4, 1967: Aretha Franklin topped out at Number 8 with "(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman."
Gerry Goffin and Carole King wrote "You Make Me Feel (You Make Me Feel Like)." King recorded her own version of this song on her 1971 Tapestry album.
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin's cover features three Franklin sisters. Erma and Carolyn are singing in the background. Erma had a record deal in the '60s. Her biggest hit was the 1967 song "Piece Of My Heart." 
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November 4, 1972: "Freddie's Dead (Theme From 'Superfly')" by Curtis Mayfield made it to Number 4 in the US. It was the first single from the 1972 soundtrack.

November 4, 1983: Paul Simon releases Hearts and Bones, his sixth solo album.
Hearts and Bones was a commercial disaster, the lowest-charting new studio album of Paul Simon's career. It is also his most personal collection of songs, one of his most ambitious, and one of his best. It retains a personal vision, one largely devoted to the challenges of middle-aged life, among them a renewed commitment to love. 
Read more: Allmusic

November 4, 1995: Del Amitri made it to Number 10 in the US with "Roll to Me."

If You're Gone
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