Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Music History Today: November 9, 2022

November 9, 1991: Prince and the New Power Generation started a two week run at Number 1 on the US singles chart with "Cream."

"Cream" by Prince and his backing band the New Power Generation was Prince's fifth and last number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100, staying at the top for two weeks.

Prince 1991
Prince 1991
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The song made the top 20 in the United Kingdom, and it reached the top 10 in several European countries, Australia, and New Zealand. On the Eurochart Hot 100, "Cream" climbed to number six. 
Read more: Wikipedia

November 9, 1963: The Singing Nun entered Billboard's Hot 100 chart at Number 64 with "Dominique." 

The Singing Nun was Sister Luc-Gabrielle (born Jeanine Deckers), from a Fichermont, Belgium convent. Her album was released in the US as The Singing Nun. Both the album and the single worked up to the top of their charts. It was the first time a single topped the Hot 100 at the same time its LP topped the Billboard albums chart. Debbie Reynolds played her part in the semi-autobiographical film, The Singing Nun. 
Read more: U Discover Music

November 9, 1970: Badfinger released the album No Dice in the US. The song "No Matter What" becomes a hit for the group, but another song on the album, "Without You," becomes a much bigger hit when Harry Nilsson covered it.

Badfinger No Dice

November 9, 1974: Bachman-Turner Overdrive went to Number 1 on the US singles chart with "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet."

"You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" by BTO is one of the most famous songs with prominent stutter. Bachman wasn't planning to release the song with the stuttering vocal.

Bachman-Turner Overdrive Not Fragile

He sang it with the stutter to poke fun at his brother Gary, who had a speech impediment. His record company liked it a lot better than the non-stuttering version, so that's the one they released. Eventually, Gary stopped stuttering. 
Read more: Songfacts

November 9, 1993: The Dave Matthews Band released their first album, Remember Two Things, on the Bama Rags label.

Comprising eight live cuts and two studio recordings, Remember Two Things opens with a whole mess of snare hits — the preface, of course, to “Ants Marching,” the song that spawned a jillion high school yearbook quotes. “Ants” is pure pop uplift, and it's a crowd favorite for a reason, but “Tripping Billies” is even more impressive. 
Read more: Refinery 29


Prince & the New Power Generation

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