Thursday, January 26, 2023

Music History Today: January 26, 2023

January 26, 2014: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album with their debut album, The Heist.
The most commercially successful single released from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's debut album The Heist was  "Thrift Shop." It peaked at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis debut album The Heist
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The lyrics show Macklemore's esteem for thrift shops and saving money rather than flaunting expensive items like many rappers. The song was met with universal acclaim, with various music reviewers praising its humorous lyrics and social critique. 
Read more: Wikipedia
January 26, 1970: The Simon & Garfunkel album Bridge Over Troubled Water was released, and the title track was simultaneously issued as a single.

January 26, 1975: The BBC aired the documentary Cracked Actor. David Bowie looked back on his Ziggy Stardust character in interviews done during his Diamond Dogs tour.

January 26, 1985: REO Speedwagon entered the top 40 section of Billboard, on the way to Number 1, with "Can't Fight This Feeling."

"Can't Fight This Feeling" is about a man who is falling in love with a girl that he's been a friend of for a long time.

REO Speedwagon Can't Fight This Feeling

The track was written by REO's lead singer, Kevin Cronin. Cronin's girlfriends have inspired several REO hits. He says this is based on an amalgamation of these relationships, but the song has a deeper meaning. 
Read more: Songfacts

January 26, 1997: ZZ Top, James Brown, and the Blues Brothers performed at the Super Bowl XXXI halftime show.

Thrift Shop
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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