Adeli’s Music Blog

Dreaming of You

Posted in music by adeli on July 31, 2008

On July 31, 1995, Selena’s Dreaming of You, her first English album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. The album was released three months after her unexpected murder, and sold 2 million copies in its first year. The Mexican-American singer become the first Hispanic artist to ever debut at No. 1.

Dreaming of You

I Could Fall In Love

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Songs From The Big Chair

Posted in music by adeli on July 30, 2008

On this day in 1985, the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit was “Shout’‘ by Tears for Fears.

The song was the second straight No. 1 from Songs from the Big Chair, the duo’s most successful album. The album ran only a little over 40 minutes, and garnered four hits.

Below, the tracks as they appeared in the original recording. Click on the song names to watch a video or performance of the song.

1. Shout
2. The Working Hour
3. Everybody Wants to Rule the World
4. Mothers Talk
5. I Believe
6. Broken
7. Head over Heels/Broken (Live)
8. Listen

The next tune was not on this album, but it’s one of my favorites from the duo’s later hits:

Paul Revere & The Raiders

Posted in music by adeli on July 23, 2008

On this day in 1971, The Raiders’ “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian),” topped the charts. This song was the group’s biggest hit, and the last to reach the Top 20. Below, the group performs this Number 1 hit, and some of its previous ones.

Indian Reservation

Just Like Me

Kicks

Steppin’ Out

Hungry

Louie, Louie

Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon

That’s All Right

Posted in music by adeli on July 19, 2008

Elvis Presley’s first single, “That’s All Right” was recorded on this day in 1954 at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, and was released in September of that year. The song was written and originally recorded by Arthur Crudup, earlier in 1954.

On this recording, Elvis provided vocals and rhythm guitar; Scotty Moore played lead guitar; and Bill Black was on the upright “slapped” bass. It was produced by Sam Phillips, and all parts were performed at once and recorded on a single track. “Blue Moon of Kentucky” was its B Side.

More on the legendary Sun Studios -and my recent visit there-will be coming your way soon.