Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Music History Today: May 17, 2023

May 17, 1997: The English electronic music band Depeche Mode entered Billboard's Hot 100 with "It's No Good."

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Depeche Mode's hit "It's No Good" made Billboard's Top 40, peaking at Number 38, and took the top spot on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart. It entered the top 10 in Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, and the United Kingdom, peaking at number five. 
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May 17, 1969: Joni Mitchell was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine for 35 cents.
According to the May 17, 1969, article in Rolling Stones on Joni Mitchell: "Miss Mitchell, a wispy 25-year-old blonde, is best known for her compositions, "Michael from Mountains" and "Both Sides Now," as recorded by Judy Collins, and "The Circle Game," cut by Tom Rush. She has a first LP out, a live album is ready for release, and another studio album has been recorded. 

May 17, 1969 Joni Mitchell  cover of Rolling Stone magazine

She is editing a book of poetry and artwork; a volume of her compositions will follow shortly. And she has received a movie offer (to conceive, script, and score a film). Not bad for a girl who had no voice training, hated to read in school, and learned guitar from a Pete Seeger instruction record." 
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May 17, 1975: "Jackie Blue" by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils reached Number 3 on the US music chart. 
"Jackie Blue" is about a woman pursuing happiness but never giving anything a long enough time to make her happy. She gets bored too quickly; she's flighty or indifferent. It was written by band Ozark Mountain Daredevils' members Steve Cash and Larry Lee. It was inspired by someone they met in Los Angeles who was strung out on drugs. 
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May 17, 1986: "I Wanna Be a Cowboy" by British pop-rock group Boys Don't Cry moved into Billboard's Top 40 section.
"I Wanna Be a Cowboy" was released as the first new single from Boys Don't Cry's self-titled debut album.

"I Wanna Be a Cowboy" Boys Don't Cry

It became the band's only major hit, reaching number one in New Zealand, number four in Australia, number 11 in South Africa, and number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was a comparative failure in the group's native United Kingdom, peaking at number 77 on the UK Singles Chart.  
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May 17, 2013: Eight years in the making, Daft Punk's fourth album, Random Access Memories, featured guest appearances from various artists, including Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, and Pharrell Williams. It became their first US chart-topper, propelled by the massive worldwide hit single "Get Lucky."

It's No Good
Depeche Mode

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