This Day in Music

August 21st

 

August 21

2012Taylor Swift’s hit We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together becomes the single with the most digital sales ever for a female performing artist.

1991Pearl Jam release their debut album Ten.  It goes on to sell 10 million copies. Jeremy was one of the singles and the video for the song won an MTV Award.

1976: Worldwide sales of Elvis Presley records surpass  four hundred million.

1970: The Carpenter’s release We’ve Only Just Begun which becomes their signature song.  It peaks at #2.

1965Barry McGuire releases Eve Of Destruction.

1965: The Lovin’ Spoonful release Do You Believe In Magic?

1965: The Rolling Stones’ album Out Of Our Heads hits #1.

1961Patsy Cline records Crazy.

1938: Singer Kenny Rogers is born.  The Gambler is the biggest of his many hits, which include LadyLucilleYou Decorated My Life and Coward Of The County.

1938: Jazz pianist Fats Waller records his signature hit Ain’t Misbehavin’.

Songs of The Day:

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Taylor Swift); Jeremy (Pearl Jam); Eve Of Destruction (Barry MacGuire); Crazy (Patsy Cline); Wheel In The Sky (Journey); Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey); Do You Believe In Magic? (The Lovin’ Spoonful); Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Fats Waller); The Gambler (Kenny Rogers); We’ve Only Just Begun (Carpenters)