Sunday, December 18, 2022

Music History Today: December 19, 2022

December 19, 1986: The film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors was released.

Little Shop of Horrors
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December 19, 1960: Neil Sedaka released "Calendar Girl."
"Calendar Girl" became Sedaka's sixth hit in two years but was his first top-five record. His highest-charting hit on the Billboard at the time, the song peaked at Number 4 on the US Billboard chart and number 8 in the UK. Sedaka wouldn't get any higher until 1962's "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do." 
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December 19, 1964: The Supremes took over the top of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Come See About Me."
"Come See About Me" was the third US #1 hit for The Supremes, this was written and produced by the Motown team of Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland - the same guys who wrote their first two chart toppers: "Where Did Our Love Go" and "Baby Love." The songs they wrote for The Supremes dealt with matters of the heart. 
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December 19, 1970: Stephen Stills moved into the top 40 section of Billboard's singles chart with "Love the One You're With."
Stephen Stills got the title for "Love the One You're With" from Billy Preston, who said it at a party. Stills got a lot of help from his famous friends on "Love The One You're With." His CSN&Y bandmates David Crosby and Graham Nash sang background, as did John Sebastian, Rita Coolidge, and Priscilla Jones. 
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December 19, 1980: The movie 9 to 5, starring Dolly Parton in her first acting role and featuring the theme song by the singer, opened in theaters.

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Little Shop of Horrors 

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