Monday, April 3, 2023

Music History Today: April 4, 2023

April 4, 1995: The Italian Eurodance act Corona released The Rhythm of the Night LP. The album includes the worldwide hit single "The Rhythm of the Night," along with the singles "Baby Baby," "Try Me Out," and "I Don't Wanna Be a Star."

The Italian Eurodance act Corona
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April 4, 1964: This week, one artist held the entire Top 5 chart positions for the first time. The Beatles filled up these spots with their singles; "Can't Buy Me Love," "Twist And Shout," "She Loves You," "I Want To Hold Your Hand," and "Please Please Me." 

April 4, 1970: Crosby Stills Nash & Young took over at Number 1 on the US album chart for one week with Deja Vu. It generated three Top 40 singles: "Woodstock," "Teach Your Children," and "Our House."

April 4,  1981: Styx reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with their concept album Paradise Theater which began the first of three non-consecutive weeks on top.
The lead single from Styx' album Paradise Theater, "The Best of Times," written by Dennis DeYoung, went to Number 3 on Billboard's Hot 100.

Styx Paradise Theater album cover 

"Too Much Time on My Hands," written by Tommy Shaw, went to 9. "Nothing Ever Goes as Planned," written by DeYoung, went to 54, and "Rockin' the Paradise," - written by DeYoung, Shaw, and James Young, — went to 8 on the Top Rock Track Chart. 
Read more: Wikipedia

April 4, 1987: The single "Songbird" by the saxophonist Kenny G debuted on Billboard's Hot 100. 
Kenny G's instrumental track "Songbird" stylistically inhabits the borderlands between jazz and elevator music. The conventionally accepted definition of Kenny G's music is "smooth jazz." However, some people may be uncomfortable with the similarity between the terms "smooth jazz" and "cool jazz." 
Read more: Songfacts


The Rhythm of the Night

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