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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Sizzlin' on the Charts

When something is really great, it is often referred to as been "hot". Not from the sense of being burning to the touch but burning in the desire for more, more, more, especially within the sound of music. When a song hits the top of the charts, it seems we cannot listen to it enough...over, over and over again without tiring one bit of the rhythm, melody or the words. In fact, for many songs, the burn remains even when the flame of being No.1 fades. Which of the following still remain "hot" on your list after all these years?

Sizzlin' On this day, December 7,  in Music history...

1963 "Dominique" by Singing Nun topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. The song sold over 1.5 million copies in the US, winning a Grammy Award for the year's best Gospel song.
  1974 "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. The song was recorded in 10 minutes, had started out as a B-side and went on to sell over 10 million copies.
1985 "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks. 
1991 "Black or White" by Michael Jackson topped the charts and stayed there for 6 weeks, his 12th solo No.1, also a No.1 in the UK.
1996 "Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton topped the charts and stayed there for 4 weeks. Written by Dianne Warren it gave Braxton her second US solo No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK.
New Releases on this Day...


1971 Paul McCartney & Wings release Wild Life (UK).


1976 Bob Seger, Night Moves



1998The Indiana University a cappella group Straight No Chaser perform their zany rendition of "Twelve Days of Christmas" at the school. In 2006, a video of the performance is uploaded to YouTube and goes viral, earning the group a record deal and sending the song to #5 on the Adult Contemporary chart.


   
And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...
20s, 30s40s50s60s70s80s90s on into the 21st century!