Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Music History Today: January 12, 2023

January 12, 2017: Luis Fonsi released the single "Despacito" featuring Daddy Yankee. Thanks to a Justin Bieber remix, it's the most-watched YouTube music video of all time, with over 8 billion views.

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January 12, 1974: Jim Croce started a five-week run at Number 1 on the US album chart with You Don't Mess Around With Jim.
Jim Croce's LP You Don't Mess Around With Jim spent 93 weeks on the charts, longer than any other Croce album.

You Don't Mess Around With Jim album cover art 

It was listed at Number 6 on the 1974 Cash Box year-end album charts. Two singles were initially released: the title track and "Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)." 
Read more: Wikipedia

January 12, 1980: The Dirt Band, formerly Nitty Gritty, entered the top 40 section of Billboard's Hot 100 with "An American Dream."
"An American Dream" was written and recorded by Rodney Crowell for his 1978 album Ain't Living Long Like This. Nitty Gritty's cover reached Number 58 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, Number 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and Number 16 on the Adult Contemporary chart.  
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January 12, 1991: Damn Yankees peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with "High Enough," their only top ten single in the US and the highest charting single of Ted Nugent's career.

January 12, 2002: "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" by Train entered the top 40 section of the US singles chart.
Train's lead singer Pat Monahan wrote "Drops of Jupiter: about the death of his mother in 1998. Early in 1999, Train's record company pressured them for a hit from their next album. Monahan returned to his childhood home in Pennsylvania and woke one morning with the words "back in the atmosphere" in his head. Beginning a time of healing, he started to compose the song. 
Read more: Songfacts

Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee

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