March 18th, 2023. Well Morgan Wallen is having a really good week on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart this week, with 27 of the 29 new entries and all 3 of the re-entries. Here is the highest new entry this week is this song, called “Thinkin’ Bout Me”, by Morgan Wallen, a new entry …
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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 …
Jigsaw – Sky High (1975)
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.
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 …
Tami Lynn – I’m Gonna Run Away From You (1971)
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.
Taylor Swift – Willow (2020)
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: 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.