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.
Category Archives: On This Day In History
Otis Redding – On The Dock Of The Bay
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 …
Eurythmics – There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) 1985
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.
On this day in history, 1997
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 …
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)
On this day in history, September 10th, 1991, the first hit by American Grunge Rock band, Nirvana, was released. The rest is history…
On This Day In History: August 1st, 1981, MTV launches
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. ?
Gerry & The Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone (1964)
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 …
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Britney Spears – Oops!… I Did It Again (2000)
Can you believe that this song, Oops!… I Did It Again, by Britney Spears was released, 20 years ago, in the year 2000? It reached number 1 in the UK, but only number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – Ebony And Ivory (1982)
Wow, can you believe this classic, is 38 years old? “Ebony And Ivory” is a musical collaboration, by British former Beatle, Paul McCartney and American singer songwriter Stevie Wonder. It reached number 1, on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1, in the UK. in May 1982, where it stayed for 7 weeks.
Betty Wright – Clean Up Woman (1971)
To mark the death of US Funk, Soul and R&B singer, Betty Wright on May 10th, 2020, here is her hit “Clean Up Woman” from 1971. It reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, but did not chart, in the UK.