Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Music History Today: January 25, 2023

January 25, 2003: Thanks to a raft of Grammy nominations, Norah Jones's debut album Come Away With Me went to Number 1 in America 11 months after its release.
Norah Jones wrote the title track to her debut album "Come Away with Me."

Norah Jones's album Come Away With Me
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She included convincing covers of Hank Williams' "Cold Cold Heart," Hoagy Carmichael's "The Nearness of You," and J.D. Loudermilk's "Turn Me On." There's a touch of Rickie Lee Jones in Jones' voice and Bonnie Raitt in the arrangements. 
Read more: Allmusic
January 25, 1931: ABBA's manager, Stig Anderson, was born in Hova, Västra Götalands län, Sweden.
Stig Anderson was the lyricist for ABBA's most successful songs. At the 1974 Eurovision contest, clad in their glam rock finest, they performed the irresistibly catchy "Waterloo."


The Swedish quartet blew away the competition with their look and sound, walking away with a contest victory and a smash record that announced their arrival as international pop stars. 
Read more: Biography

January 25, 1975: The Carpenters went to Number 1 on the US singles chart with their cover of The Marveletts' 1961 hit "Please Mr. Postman."

January 25, 1986: Dire Straits reached Number 7 on Billboard's Hot 100 with "Walk of Life."
"Walk of Life" is about a busker (street performer) playing well-known songs for passers-by. Sven Otten learned to dance by watching Youtube tutorials.

Dire Straits Walk of Life

He filmed himself, uploaded it on Youtube, and became a viral sensation. In one of his videos, he dances through town to "Walk of Lie," 'busking' along the way. 
Read more: Just Some Motion

January 25, 2011: LMFAO released the single "Party Rock Anthem." 

Turn Me On Norah Jones

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