Sunday, March 22, 2009
Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" and Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life" both ahd 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, putting them in a tie for the longest run at No. 1 by a female artist in the rock era. The frisky "Physical" and the chaste Boone hit make strange bedfellows, but that's rock 'n' roll.
Naked Eyes' techno-pop treatment of Burt Bacharach & Hal David's "Always Something There To Remind Me" was perhaps the most unlikely treatment of a Bacharach song since Smith's bluesy rock cover of "Baby It's You." But both were outdone by Ted Nugent's screaming remake of "My Little Red Book."
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
The Monkees held down the No. 1 album spot for a total of 37 weeks in 1966-67. That's longer than any other act, including the Beatles, who topped the chart for 32 weeks in that two-year period. and the Monkees made a remarkable comeback in 1986, when seven of their albums were on the chart simultaneously.