QUEEN Topped US Singles Chart 41 Years Ago Today With Their Best-Selling Single Ever ‘ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST’

Top singles from the past

4 October 2021

Band: QUEEN
Single: ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

AlbumThe Game – June 1980

Note 1: The song was written by bass player John Deacon
Note 2: It’s the best-selling Queen single ever, yes better
than ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘, with sales of over 7 million copies.

Score: It topped the US Singles Chart on 4 October 1980,
41 years ago today. It peaked at #7 in the UK.

Shake it, Freddie…

QUEEN: Facebook

Four Number Ones – GRANDFUNK RAILROAD, THE POLICE, PRINCE And MARIA McKEE

Top singles from the past

Four number ones this day in, respectively 197319791984 and 1990

Band: GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
Who: Hefty famous rockers from Flint, Michigan, United States
Active: 1969–1976, 1981–1983, 1996–1998, 2000–present
Single: WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND
The title track from the same-titled LP

Score: Topped the US Singles Chart on
29 September 1973 – 48 years ago today

Rock out, guys…

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD: Facebook

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Band: THE POLICE
Active: 1977–1984, 1986-2003, 2007–2008
Single: MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
From their Regatta De Blanc LP

Score: No 1 (their first) in the UK
29 September 1979, 42 years ago today

Send your SOS here…

THE POLICE: Website

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Artist: PRINCE
June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016
Single: LET’S GO CRAZY
Score: On top of the US Singles Chart,
37 years ago today, on 29 September 1984

Eternal star…

PRINCE: Website

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Artist: MARIA McKEE (L.A.)
Active: 1982–present
Single: SHOW ME HEAVEN
From the soundtrack of Days Of Thunder
A 1990 movie with Tom Cruise

Score: No 1 in the UK on
29 September 1990, 31 years ago today

MARIA McKEE: Website

4 Number Ones: THE BEATLES – THE STONES – THE KINKS – SLADE

13 September 2021

Four number ones in the UK
on this day in 1964 – 1965 – 1968 – 1972

Band: The Kinks
Song: You Really Got Me

No 1 on 13 September 1964

THE KINKS: Discography

Band: The Rolling Stones
Song: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

No 1 on 13 September 1965

THE ROLLING STONES: Discography

Band: THE BEATLES
Single: HEY JUDE

No 1 on 13 September 1968

THE BEATLES: Discography

Band: SLADE
Single: MAMA WEER ALL CRAZEE NOW

No 1 on 13 September 1972

SLADE: Discography

THE TROGGS – Immortal Classic ‘WILD THING’ Topped US Singles Chart This Day 55 Years Ago

Top singles from the past…

30 July 2021

Band: THE TROGGS (Andover, Hampshire, England)
Active: 1964–present

Single: WILD THING
Written: by American singer/songwriter Chip Taylor and
originally recorded, without success, by US band The Wild Ones.

Score: #1 in the USA on 30 July 1966 – 55 years ago today

Note: The single was available in the USA on two competing labels
Atco Records‘ and ‘Fontana Records‘. Both pressings were taken from
the identical master recording therefore Billboard combined the sales
for both releases, making it the only single to simultaneously reach
number one for two companies. Unbelievable!

Go wild, folks…

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THE TROGGS: Biography

Classic Crackers – THE BEATLES & THE STONES

11 June 2021

THE ROLLING STONES topped the US Singles Chart with
PAINT IT, BLACK 55 years today on 11 June 1966.

A haunting, dark, and ominous masterstroke. The Stones
at their very mystical best. It also hit the top spot in the UK
and several countries in Europe.

No colors anymore I want them to turn black

Stones: Website

Today 52 years ago, on 11 June 1969, The Fab Four (in this case only Paul and John were involved) topped the UK Singles Chart with BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO. Actually one of my all-time favorite Lennon classics. It was the band’s 17th and final Numero Uno in their native country. The song tells the story of the eventful days of the marriage of the late genius and his muse Yoko Ono. It stills sounds brilliant.

Christ, you know it ain’t easy
You know how hard it can be
The way things are going
They’re gonna crucify me

THE BEATLES: Website

TURN UP THE VOLUME Listened Back To The Year Of (3) Great Movies – 25 Ace Tracks From 1987

1987 – the year of 3 all-time favorite movies of Turn Up The Volume.

ANGEL HEART – with Robert De Niro & Mickey Rourke.

FULL METAL JACKET – the Vietnam War through
the eyes of visionary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.

BARFLY – a semi-autobiographic film about writer Charles Bukowski
with starring roles for Mickey Rourke and a sublime Fade Dunaway.

And again a year of sonic
razzle-dazzle knockouts.

Turn Up The Volume‘s selection
of 25 ace tracks from 1987

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Rolling Stone’s best single of 1987

NME‘s best single of 1987