Posts tagged "dance-rock"

Today in Music History: Blondie

On this date thirty-two years ago, Blondie has their first number-one single – Heart of Glass.  They would have three more over the next two years:      

Today in Music History: Prince

On this date twenty-five years ago, Prince’s Kiss starts a two-week run at the top of the charts.  This is his third number-one single after When Doves Cry and Let’s Go Crazy.  Here he performs Kiss on Ellen in ’04:

Today in Music History: U2

On this date twenty-four years ago, U2’s new Joshua Tree album enters the charts at number seven,  This is the highest entry point for an album in seven years.  Here is live version from Paris of a great cut:      

Today in Music History: Blondie

On this date thirty years ago, Blondie’s Rapture starts a two-week run at number one.  This is one of the first rap songs.  It is also Blondie’s third number hit after Heart of Glass and Call Me.  Here is the original video:       

Today in Music History: George Michael

On this date twenty-three years ago, George Michael’s third single from his smash Faith album becomes his second chart-topping hit.  There would be two more   Here is the video:        

Today in Music History: B-52's

On this date thirty-four years ago, the B-52’s performed live for the first time at a Valentine’s Day party in their hometown of Athens, Georgia.  Here they perform one of the many great songs on their first album in May of 1983 in Germany:      
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