Sunday, December 25, 2022

Music History Today: December 26, 2022

December 26, 2007: Amy Winehouse's second album, Back to Black, was named the year's biggest-selling album. The album spawned her only Top 10 US single, "Rehab."
Amy Winehouse Back to Black
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December 26, 1963: Capitol Records released the Beatles' single "I Want to Hold Your Hand," backed with "I Saw Her Standing There."
The Beatles' A-side, "I Want to Hold Your Hand," topped the US Billboard chart for seven weeks starting February 1, 1964. "I Saw Her Standing There," the B-side, peaked at Number 14. In 2004, "I Saw Her Standing There" was ranked 139 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. 
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December 26, 1972: Gladys Knight & the Pips released "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)."
"Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" by Gladys Knight & the Pips reached number one on the Hot Soul Singles chart, staying there for four consecutive weeks and number two on the Billboard Hot 100, with Vicki Lawrence's "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" blocking it from number one. 
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December 26, 1979: Chris Daughtry was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.  

Chris Daughtry
Chris Daughtry
Chris Daughtry was the fourth-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. His band's self-titled debut 2007 US No.1 album sold more than 1 million copies after just five weeks of release, becoming the fastest-selling debut rock album of all time. 
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December 26, 1981: AC/DC started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with For Those About To Rock We Salute You, the follow-up to their highly successful album Back In Black. 

Amy Winehouse

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