Spice Girls release ‘Wannabe’ in the US
Already a hit in the UK, the Spice Girls’ first single, ‘Wannabe’, is released in the US and will top the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks. The group’s debut album will go on to sell more than 30 million copies worldwide as they become on of the biggest pop acts of the ‘90s.
This song, Money For Nothing, by Dire Straits, is from the album, “Brothers In Arms”.
It reached number 1, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1985, but only made number 4, on the chart, in the UK.
This groundbreaking video was the first to be aired on
MTV Europe when the network launched on 1 August 1987.
The Power, was the biggest hit for American rappers Snap.
It reached number 1 in the UK and number 2, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1990.
American soul singer, Tami Lynn, had a top ten hit with this song, in the UK, in 1971. This was partly due to a following of Northern Soul fans.
It did not chart in the USA.
U Can’t Touch This, was the biggest hit for American rapper MC Hammer.
It reached number 3 in the UK and number 8, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1990.
December 26th, 2020 Taylor Swift has knocked Mariah Carey off of the number one spot, on the Christmas Billboard Hot 100 chart.
On this day in history, September 10th, 1991, the first hit by American Grunge Rock band, Nirvana, was released. The rest is history…
MTV was launched on August 1st, 1981. The first video that was played was Video Killed The Radio Star, by The Buggles. Remember when they used to actually play music videos. ?
I recently managed to find a copy of this song, on vinyl, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, by British band, Gerry & The Pacemakers.
It reached number 1, in the UK, in 1964, but never charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
This song is a huge football (soccer) anthem, in the UK, particularly in Liverpool, where the band are from.