Friday, November 27, 2015

Featured Unknown/Underrated Song*: Bryan Adams with "Cuts Like A Knife"

Canadian Bryan Adams scored a big hit with this one, but it fell short of the Top 10:

"Cuts Like A Knife"
Bryan Adams

Written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance

Drivin' home this evening
I coulda sworn we had it all worked out
You had this boy believin'
Way beyond the shadow of a doubt

Then I heard it on the street
I heard you mighta found somebody new
Well who is he baby - who is he
And tell me what he means to you

I took it all for granted
But how was I to know
That you'd be letting go

Now it cuts like a knife
But it feels so right
It cuts like a knife
But it feels so right

There's times I've 'bin mistaken
There's times I thought I'd 'bin misunderstood
So wait a minute darlin'
Can't you see we did the best we could

This wouldn't be the first time
Things have gone astray
Now you've thrown it all away

Now it cuts like a knife
But It feels so right
It cuts like a knife
But it feels so right  

Thursday, November 26, 2015

This Date in Rock Music History: November 27

1962:  The Beatles recorded for BBC Radio in the U.K. for the first time, performing, "Twist And Shout", "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You" at the BBC Paris Studio in London for BBC's Talent Spot program.
1963:  The Elvis Presley movie Fun In Acapulco opened in theaters.
1964:  The Beatles performed on the British television show Ready Steady Go!
1965:  Marvin Gaye moved to #1 on the R&B chart with "Ain't That Peculiar".
1965:  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass remained #1 on the Easy Listening chart for the fifth week with "A Taste Of Honey".

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

This Date in Rock Music History: November 26

1962:  The Beatles recorded "Please Please Me" in 18 takes and "Ask Me Why" for the flip side during a three-hour session at EMI Studios in London.

1966:  The self-titled debut album from the Monkees was #1 for the third straight week.  The former #1 Soundtrack to "Doctor Zhivago" remained second with The Supremes A Go-Go #3 and the self-titled Mamas & Papas album #4.  The remainder of the Top 10:  And Then...Along Comes the Association by the Association, What Now My Love from Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Revolver from the Beatles, Somewhere My Love by Ray Conniff & the Singers at #8, The Kinks Greatest Hits! and the Soundtrack from "The Sound of Music" re-entered the Top 10 after 88 weeks.