It's not just about the music, the words and the melodies, but also the stories behind the music and the performances that set the stage for MTV and DVDs yet to come. Some of the most interesting trivia comes from songs of the past that were covered by other artists whose renditions are more remembered than the original. For some, the beginning we know may not be a song's beginning at all.
Follow the recordings of 'Such a Night':
While Johnny Ray may have recorded this song today in 1954, this was not its first release. The Drifters' original version, featuring Clyde McPhatter, was recorded in November 1953 and released in January 1954. Despite being banned by some radio stations as too "racy", it reached number 2 on the American R&B chart in 1954.
The Four Lovers released their version of the song in 1956. The Four Lovers later became known as The Four Seasons.
Which night resonates best with you?
Other recordings of songs titled 'Stuck on You'...
Of these three, which one is stuck on you?
Here are some hit singles on this day...
1970, the Jackson 5 started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'ABC'. It was the group's second US No.1 and a No.8 hit in the UK. This became the Jackson 5's second #1 hit by knocking out the Beatles' 'Let It Be'. According to co-writer Freddie Perren, the music of this is the chorus of their previous hit, 'I Want You Back'. Michael Jackson sang lead. He was 11 years old, the youngest of the group.
'Jump' has been recorded by four different artists under the same title but different lyrics.
Van Halen 'Jump' - 1983
Madonna 'Jump' - 2006
Rihanna 'Jump' - 2012
And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...