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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, February 15, 2016

♫Down 1 UP 3!♫

A career in the music business does not always result in overnight success. It can readily be a tough path of frustration after frustration as one dream after another is shattered. In other words, dreams for topping the charts become mere shadows of the night. Yet, all hope is not vanquished. If success does not come with the first, then you try again. Such is the life of a musician where the music is the dance of life. 

Today in Music History: February 15

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Mark Daniel Ronson English musician, DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer

Mark Ronson's debut album (Here Comes the Fuzz) failed to make the charts but it did not slow this musician down one bit. His second album (Version) reached the No.2 spot and sparked three top ten singles. Ronson's success won him a Brit Award for Best British Male Solo Artist in 2008. His third studio album's release (Record Collection) also peaked at No.2. Then, in 2015, Uptown Special became his first UK No.1 album, which was also nominated for a GRAMMY Award.


2015 Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk' featuring vocals from Bruno Mars (The Gushy Dude) was No. 1 on US charts for 14 weeks. It also reached the one million sales mark 10 weeks after it was first released becoming the 158th track to reach the million mark in British charts history. The song from the soundtrack to the Fifty Shades Of Grey film also became the most-streamed track ever in the UK. It went on to win the British Single of the Year.
"Uptown Funk" had its beginning "out of a jam in Bruno’s studio in LA". While Mars was drumming, Bhasker was playing the synths and Ronson was on the bass. After they "got the basic groove", Philip Lawrence joined and they wrote the lyrics to the first verse. They finished the song in Toronto, six months later. [Source: wikipedia.org]
http://www.bobborst.com/popculture/numberonesongs/?chart=us&m=2&d=2&y=1940&o=

Click the icon at left for the songs that were No.1 on February 15 from 1940 to 2016. Then, select a year to see all songs that hit No.1 in that year.



And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...