Monthly Archives: April 2012

Now would I say something that wasn’t true? (Eurythmics hit again in 1985)

On April 27, 1985, “Would I Lie to You” by Eurythmics debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #62. It would spend a total of 19 weeks on the US singles chart, peaking at #5 on July 13. The song … Continue reading

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The Chemical Brothers’ sophomore effort (1997)

On April 26, 1997, the highest ranked “new entry” on The Billboard 200 album chart belonged to The Chemical Brothers. Their LP, Dig Your Own Hole, debuted at #14, but would go no higher on the US charts (it would … Continue reading

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Blood, Sweat & Tears (BS&T) — a fusion first, an American classic

On April 12, 1969, after 11 weeks on the Billboard Top LP’s chart, Blood Sweat & Tears had the #1 album in the US. Their album knocked Glen Campbell’s Wichita Lineman to the #2 position. The band would hold on … Continue reading

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Carole King’s 300-Plus-Week-Album-Charting Record

On April 10, 1971, Carole King’s Tapestry was a new entry at #79 on the Billboard Top LP’s chart. In 11 weeks, it would go to #1 and remain at the top of the album charts for the next 15 … Continue reading

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‘Cause if my eyes don’t deceive me there’s something going wrong around here (Joe Jackson debuts in 1979)

On April 7, 1979, Joe Jackson’s debut album, Look Sharp, entered the Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart at #182. The album had been released in Britain in January and initially generated little fanfare, although the Joe Jackson Band garnered … Continue reading

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General Apathy and Major Boredom singing, “Whatever and Ever Amen” (Ben Folds Five and their sophomore effort in 1997)

On April 5, 1997, Whatever and Ever Amen by Ben Folds Five debuted on The Billboard 200 at #90. Ben Folds Five was a quirky anomaly in popular music for the late ’90s. The group’s namesake, pianist Ben Folds, had … Continue reading

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