This Day in Music History: May 7

This Day in Music History: May 7May 7, 2017

We cover all sorts of news, facts and historical and interesting facts that happened on this day in music history.


Today: May 7.


1966: The Mamas and the Papas started a three week run at the top of the US singles chart with 'Monday Monday', which also reached the No.3 spot in the UK chart. It is reported that all the band members hated the song, except for the writer John Phillips. The band won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for this song.


1972: The Rolling Stones released Exile On Main Street, the second album on their own label. It features two hit singles, 'Happy' and 'Tumbling Dice'. In 2003, the album was ranked No. 7 on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 greatest albums of all time list.

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1977: The Eagles topped the US singles chart with 'Hotel California', the band's fourth US No.1 and also a No.8 hit in the UK. The Eagles also won the 1977 Grammy Award for Record of the Year for 'Hotel California' at the 20th Annual Grammy Awards in 1978. The guitar solo part of the song is ranked 8th on Guitar Magazine's Top 100 Guitar Solos and was also voted the best solo of all time by readers of Guitarist magazine.

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1983: Spandau Ballet topped the UK singles chart with 'True', the band's only No.1 hit. The song was at the top of the UK chart four weeks and was a hit in 20 different countries. Parts of the original version have been sampled and used in a several songs - most notably the 1991 song by PM Dawn 'Set Adrift on Memory Bliss', which contains a sample of the song's famous guitar hook.

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1988: Terence Trent D'arby topped the US singles chart with 'Wishing Well', which also reached the No.4 spot hit in the UK.


2000: Britney Spears topped the UK singles chart with 'Oops!... I Did It Again'. The song was written and produced by Max Martin and Rami Yacoub and are known hit-makers and had also previously collaborated with Britney Spears on '...Baby One More Time'.

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2006: Snow Patrol topped the UK album chart with 'Eyes Open', the fourth album of the band. It was also a chart topper in Ireland and Australia and reached the No. 27 spot on the US Chart. The first album of the band 'Songs For Polarbears', peaked at the No.143 spot when it was released in 1998.


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