Saturday, January 21, 2023

Music History Today: January 22, 2023

January 22, 2000: Third Eye Blind entered Billboard's Hot 100 at Number 65 with "Never Let You Go." The song peaked at 14.
The writing credits for Third Eye Blind's "Never Let You Go" are a subject of debate among frontman Stephan Jenkins and former bassist Arion Salazar.


Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

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Despite Jenkins being credited as the song's sole writer, Salazar claims to have written the bass melodies, bridge, and chord progressions. In the liner notes of the band's compilation album, A Collection, Jenkins commented that it was written about his muse at the time, allegedly Charlize Theron. 
Read more: Wikipedia
January 22, 1966: Nancy Sinatra entered the US singles chart with "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'."

January 22, 1968: Tiny Tim made his TV debut on the series premiere of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.

January 22, 1977: "Bless the Beasts and the Children" by Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. entered Billboard's Hot 100. 
"Bless The Beasts and Children" was the theme song to the 1971 eponymous film. First released by the Carpenters on the B-side to their hit "Superstar,"  it had its run as an A-side, topping out at 67. 
Read more: Wikipeida

January 22, 1983: The Clash peaked at Number 8 in the US with "Rock the Casbah."

Clash drummer Topper Headon wrote the music and the original lyrics for "Rock the Casbah."

The Clash
The Clash

The sad irony about the song is that Headon had been fired from the group because of drug problems by the time the song became an enormous hit in the US. Indeed, in the music video for the song, it's original Clash drummer Terry Chimes at the kit. 
Read more: Songfacts

Never Let You Go
Third Eye Blind

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