Saturday, November 5, 2022

Music History Today: November 6, 2022

November 6, 1990: Madonna released the first VHS video single in the US,  "Justify My Love."

Madonna released the first VHS video single in the US, "Justify My Love." Lenny Kravitz helped Madonna write and produce "Justify My Love." 


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It was the first single from her highly anticipated Immaculate Collection compilation album and created plenty of sales-generating controversy for the singer. 
Read more: Songfacts

December 6, 1957: Mercury Records released The Diamonds' version of "The Stroll."

"The Stroll" by The Diamonds reached Number 1 on the Cashbox chart, Number 4 on the U.S. pop chart, and Number 5 on the U.S. R&B chart in 1957. It ranked Number 48 on Billboard magazine's Top 50 singles of 1958. 
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November 6, 1976: The Steve Miller Band had a second US Number 1, after "The Joker" and before "Abracadabra," when "Rock 'n' Me" topped the chart.
Steve Miller had road trip radio in mind when he wrote this song. He knew "Rock 'N Me" would play well on FM radio, which was supplanting AM as the format of choice, especially in cars.

Steve Miller Band

In accordance with many famous traveling songs, this one mentions a bunch of places: Phoenix, Tacoma, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Northern California.  
Read more: Songfacts

November 6, 1982: Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" achieved the longest unbroken run on the UK charts when it logged its 43rd week in the Top 100. 

Soft Cell's "Tainted Love"

November 6, 1993: Mr. Big entered the top 40 section of Billboard's hot 100 with a coveer of Cat Steven's "Wild World."

Justify My Love

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