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.
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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.
Marillion – Kayleigh (1985)
Heatwave – Always And Forever (1977)
Released on December 3rd, 1977, this was the second hit single from their 1976 album, Too Hot To Handle.
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 …
Dire Straits – Money For Nothing (1985)
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 …
Snap – The Power (1990)
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.
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.