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 one of the biggest pop music acts of the ’90s.
On This Day In History: December 10th, 1967. Otis Redding and 6 other musicians, were flying into Madison, Wisconsin, to play at a nightclub, when the small plane, owned by Otis, they were flying in, crashed into a lake, 4 miles short of the runway. All, but one person, were killed including Otis Redding.
A couple of days before he had just finished recording “On The Dock Of The Bay”. This was released in January 1968, going on to reach number 1, in the USA and around the World, giving us this classic, that we all know and love.
This song, Sky High, by British band Jigsaw was a hit in the UK, where it reached number 9 and in the USA, where it reached number 3, towards the end of 1975. It was also a hit in a lot of other countries.
Released on December 3rd, 1977, this was the second hit single from their 1976 album, Too Hot To Handle.
This week, on July 7th, 1985, this song by The Eurythmics, entered the UK Top 40, later going on to reach Number 1, but only reaching Number 22, on the Billboard Hot 100. Featuring great vocals by Annie Lennox.
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.