Friday, November 4, 2022

Music History Today: November 5, 2022

November 5, 2011: Justin Bieber blasted into Billboard's Hot 100 at Number 11  with "Mistletoe."
"Mistletoe" was released as the lead single from Justin Bieber's second studio album and first Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe.


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It set the record for the highest debut for a Christmas song in Billboard Hot 100 history. The song's accompanying music video was directed by Roman White. It features the singer singing on a snowy, lit-up street. 
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November 5, 1961: Lee Dorsey peaked at Number 7 in the US with "Ya Ya."
When Allen Toussaint convinced Lee Dorsey to record for the New Orleans-based Fury label, the first song Lee presented to him was "Ya Ya," which eventually became an international hit. Dorsey would record his next hit, "Working in a Coal Mine," in 1966. 
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November 5, 1977: Santa Esmeralda entered the US music chart at Number 9 with a disco cover of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood." 
Santa Esmeralda transformed The Animals' arrangement of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," mixing it with disco, flamenco, and other Latin elements. Their version was picked up for worldwide distribution. The 12-inch club remix reached Number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Club Play Singles chart. Instrumental sections of this version were used in the 2003 Quentin Tarantino film Kill Bill: Volume I. 
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November 5, 1988: Tracy Chapman entered Billboard's Hot 100 with "Baby Can I Hold You." 
"Baby Can I Hold You" is the third single released by Tracy Chapman. The song reached the top 50 in the United States, unlike its predecessor, "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", but it failed to become Chapman's second top 40 hit, peaking at number 48. It did, however, give her a second chart entry on the US Adult Contemporary charts, peaking at number 19 in early 1989. 
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November 5, 2000: U2 went to Number 1 on the UK album chart with "All That You Can't Leave Behind."
All That You Can't Leave Behind by U2 was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. The album received positive reviews from most critics, reached number one in 32 countries, and sold over 12 million copies. The songs "Beautiful Day", "Walk On", "Elevation", and "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" were all successful singles.  
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