Classic Crackers – Number Ones This Day In 1968 – 1984 – 1985 – 1996

Hit singles from the past

3 August 2022

Band: THE DOORS
Single: HELLO I LOVE
Album: Waiting For The Sun

#1 in the USA on this day in 1968

The Doors: Bio – Discography
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Artist: MADONNA
Single: INTO THE GROOVE
Album: Like A Virgin

#1 in the UK on this day in 1984

Madonna: Instagram
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Band: TEARS FOR FEARS
Single: SHOUT
Album: Songs From The Big Chair 

#1 in the USA, this day in 1985

TFF: Facebook
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Once upon a time, at a wedding, I danced to this
ridiculously catchy novelty hit (so I was told afterward).

Artists: LOS DEL RIO – Spanish duo
Single: MACARENA

#1 in – yes – the USA, this day in 1996
It sold more than 11 million copies.
One of the greatest hits in history.

#1 in – yes – the USA, this day in 1996.
It sold more than 11 million copies.
One of the greatest hits ever.

LOS DEL RIO: Facebook

TEARS FOR FEARS Do Not Shout On Gripping Ballad ‘NO SMALL THING’

New striking strokes

7 December 2021

Band: TEARS FOR FEARS 
Who: Powerful pop duo – Roland Orzabal
and Curt Smith – from Bath, England
Active: 1981-present / 7 albums

Best know for their gigantic hits Shout and Everybody Wants To Rule
The World
the powerful pop tandem announced a new album some
weeks ago. THE TIPPING POINT will be out on 25th February 2022.

Along with the news came the title track

And here’s another beauteous piece. A gripping ballad called NO SMALL THING

TEARS FOR FEARS: Facebook

L.A.’s Firm Rockers TROPE Cover TEARS FOR FEARS With Melodic Vigor…

28 April 2020

TROPE Is an alternative rock band with progressive elements located in Hollywood, LA featuring astounding vocalist Diana Studenberg.. They formed in 2016 and impressed with their debut album Eleutheromania (meaning ‘a manic zeal for freedom‘). Lead-single SHOUT is their take on the 1985 classic by British duo Tears For fears who are still going strong after a successful career of almost 40 years.

TROPE explains what the scream along anthem signifies for them“The song ‘Shout’, to us,
is a reaffirmation of value and strength of our ability to move past toxic situations and people towards the things that help elevate us emotionally and spiritually. I think it also lifts the curtain on how even when times are hard, we should never negate the value of human life. It gives a voice to people who deserve and want to be seen and heard.”

Their cover is a multilayered piece de resistance going forth and back, from hushed and shadowy – think ‘Nothing Else Matters‘ by metal icons Metallica – to towering and exultant with echoes from hard symphonic rockers Nightwish. The imposing, yet crystal clear voice of Trope‘s charismatic frontwoman Diana Studenberg lifts ‘Shout‘ to an overwhelming level. QuietLoudquiet dynamism, melodic grandeur, and thunderous sonority is what you get.
A grand performance that deserves a massive shout out

Here’s the graceful, accompanying video clip…

TROPE: Facebook