Billboard Advertising was founded in Cincinnati, OH in 1894 as a trade paper for the bill posting industry. (*) Demand for tracking music hits is driven by the emergence of AM radio dance shows like Your Hit Parade and by sheet music and jukeboxes. ~ APM: A century of music on the radio
Brit pop duo Eurythmics‘ second, synthpop album Sweet Dreams is released in the UK.
The title single becomes a US#1, UK#2 hit. The subject is one of the seldom-spoken, universal facts about romance; Annie Lennox sings like a siren:
Sounding avant sometimes works, like a rendezvous in the fog. The album makes UK#3, US#15. The next 6 albums land in the UK top-10, US top-40, as do dozens of singles. Sisters Doin’ It
Release of Praise You by big beat musician Fatboy Slim .
Norman’s one of the rare few Brit (or US for that matter) electronic musicians to penetrate the herded US market; maybe it’s the tinge of religious fervor in the lyrics:
However. The single — from his second studio album You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby (both top UK charts) — makes it to US#36, and the album to US#34. Norman’s lyrics may actually be praising the old Atari computers and sampling gear he used to make songs like his debut single Everybody Needs a 303.
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