Enter George McCrae. The single sold 11 million copies and Rolling Stone named it the top song of the year. Cher sold 11 million copies of this dance-pop single worldwide and became the oldest female artist to ever enjoy that kind of chart-topping success. Her use of autotune was inspired by another artist, Andrew Roachford, and the similar effects he was able to achieve using a vocoder.
It was like some stupid Rocky film. Band Aid was a supergroup of English and Irish musicians who joined their talents in The single went on to sell Over the years, Band Aid has reformed with different lineups to release music to benefit other humanitarian causes. Most recently, they got together in as Band Aid What do a cop, a leather-loving biker, a construction worker, and a Native American have in common? Luckily for Village People, they were able to resolve the issue out of court and keep on dancing.
Then light-heavyweight champion Henry Maske was set to fight his final match in , and Bocelli and Brightman sang their duet live at the beginning of the event. Talk about an amazing send-off! They also would later push the boundaries of pop and rock and roll, creating conceptual albums and inspiring artists from The Beach Boys and Bob Dylan to the stars of today. Any music industry insider will tell you that Christmas albums practically sell themselves, and singles are no different.
Singing cowboy Gene Autry learned from experience that a Christmas single is a great way to line your pockets. This single embodies the weird minimalism of German New Wave, and it was a hit in Europe long before reaching the States. Relying on simple sounds and stripped down instrumentation, Trio carved out a space for their quirky aesthetic in music history. Often, their songs were so simple that drummer Peter Behrens was able to play his part with just one hand while eating an apple with the other.
To make it a real success, Gaynor even campaigned herself, flagging down DJs who worked at Studio 54 and begging them to play the song. Advocating for herself paid off for Gaynor, and the single sold 14 million copies. It has been covered by artists from Diana Ross to Cake, and drunkenly karaoked by yours truly. It sold 15 million copies worldwide. Interestingly, this track was the one that Grease director Randal Kleiser initially did not want.
Songwriter John Farrar put his foot down, it stayed in the picture, and the rest is history. Adams says he and his writing partner producer Mutt Lange wrote the song in about 45 minutes. How did we even have Christmas before Mariah Carey blessed us with this megahit? With Luckily the movie studio pushed the song through production and into the credits.
Relying on disco beats and breathy vocals, Baccara had a sound that drove European club kids wild back in Eventually, each wanted to reform the group without the other, so there were two concurrent Baccara lineups, one called Baccara and one called New Baccara. In , The Ink Spots were the first black performers ever on television. Besides raking in accolades, the single was also able to do a lot to send aid to Africa and raise awareness of the famine.
All told, the single sold 20 million copies. NEXT: This single proved to the world that rock and roll was here to stay. The single sold around the clock, too. The song got a bump in popularity again when Haley recorded a shortened version that served as the theme song to the first couple seasons of Happy Days.
Singer Ray Dorset reportedly wrote the song in less than ten minutes. Following the tragic death of his friend Princess Diana, Elton John recorded a new version dedicated to the Princess of Wales. John himself was knighted by the royal family shortly after the single was released.
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