Tag: Grammy Award

29-Nov

This Day In Music, November 29th

On this day in 1980: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Double Fantasy’ album was released. Though initially poorly received, the album is notable for its association with Lennon’s murder three weeks after its release, whereupon it became a worldwide commercial success, and went on to win the 1981 Album of the Year Grammy at the […]

28-Nov

This Day In Music, November 28th

On this day in 1987: Taken from the film ‘Dirty Dancing’, the Jennifer Warnes’ duet with Bill Medley ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart. The song has won a number of awards, including an Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Golden Globe Award for Best […]

06-Nov

This Day In Music, November 6th

On this day in 1982: Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with a song taken from the film ‘An Officer And A Gentleman’, ‘Up Where We Belong’. The song was written by Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Will Jennings and recorded by Joe Cocker […]

03-Nov

This Day In Music, November 3rd

On this day in 1984: Billy Ocean started a two week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Caribbean Queen’. Co-written and produced by Keith Diamond, it climbed to #1 on both the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Billboard Black Singles Chart and went to #6 on the U.K. singles chart. The song won […]

24-Sep

This Day In Music, September 24th

On this day in 1983: Billy Joel went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Tell Her About It’, the ‘Piano Man’s’ second U.S. #1, a #4 hit in the U.K. In the lyrics of the song, the singer exhorts a young man to tell the woman he loves how he feels about her […]

21-Sep

This Day In Music, September 21st

On this day in 1980: During a North American tour, Bob Marley collapsed while jogging in New York’s Central Park. After hospital tests he was diagnosed as having cancer. Marley played his last ever concert two nights later at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On this day in 1985: Dire Straits went to #1 on […]

22-Aug

This Day In Music, August 22nd

On this day in 1987: Madonna went to #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Who’s That Girl’, her sixth U.S. #1 and also a #1 in the U.K. The track was from the soundtrack album of the motion picture of same name. Featuring instrumentation from drums, bass, and stringed instruments, “Who’s That Girl” continued […]

21-Aug

This Day In Music, August 21st

On this day in 1982: Survivor was enjoying its 5th week at #1 on the U.S. Singles Chart. It was released as a single from their third album of the same name and was also the theme song for the film Rocky III, which was released a day before the single. The song was written by […]

19-Aug

This Day In Music, August 19th

On this day in 1983: The Police were enjoying their 6th consecutive week at #1 on the U.S. Singles Chart with ‘Every Breath You Take.’ Written by Sting, the single was the biggest U.S. and U.K. hit of 1983, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight weeks (the band’s only #1 hit on that chart), and […]

30-Jul

This Day In Music, July 30th

On this day in 1988: Steve Winwood started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Roll With It’, a #53 hit in the U.K. Later, Motown songwriters Holland-Dozier-Holland were credited with co-writing the song due to its resemblance to the Junior Walker hit (I’m a) Roadrunner. The song spent four weeks […]

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