Category Archives: Today in K-Hits

Today in K-HITS Music: George Michael at #1

Today in K-HITS Music: George Michael at #1

Today in 1984, George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his first solo single ‘Careless Whisper.’ It made George the first person to reach No.1 as a solo artist and a member of a band in the same year. It gave Epic records UK their first UK million seller and the song was No.1…Continue Reading

Today in K-HITS Music: Madonna at #1

Today in K-HITS Music: Madonna at #1

Today in 1986, Madonna started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Papa Don’t Preach.’ The singers fourth US No.1, & No.1 in the UK. Also on this day Madonna went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘True Blue’.            Continue Reading

Today in K-HITS Music: Sonny and Cher at #1

Today in K-HITS Music: Sonny and Cher at #1

Today in 1965, Sonny & Cher started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’. Sonny Bono is said to have been inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term “babe,” as heard in Bob Dylan’s ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’.Continue Reading

Today in K-HITS Music: Manfred Mann at #1

Today in K-HITS Music: Manfred Mann at #1

Today in 1964, Manfred Mann were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, the bands first of three UK No.1’s. The song which was written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich was originally recorded in 1963 by the American vocal group The Exciters.Continue Reading

Today in K-HITS Music: Alice Cooper at #1

Today in K-HITS Music: Alice Cooper at #1

Today in 1972, Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘School’s Out’. The bands only UK No.1, which was also a No.7 hit on the US chart. Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, “What’s the greatest three minutes of your life?”. Cooper said: “There’s…Continue Reading

Today in K-HITS Music: New Release by Elvis

Today in K-HITS Music: New Release by Elvis

Today in 1956, Elvis Presley’s double sided hit ‘Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog was released. The single went to No.1 on the US chart, where it stayed for 11 weeks – a record that would not be broken until 1992’s Boyz II Men hit ‘End of the Road’. See Elvis’ music videos and listen to music…Continue Reading

Today in K-HITS Music: Money For Nothing in the top 5

Today in K-HITS Music: Money For Nothing in the top 5

Today in 1985, ‘Money for Nothing’ by Dire Straits peaked at No.4 on the UK singles chart. Notable for its groundbreaking music video and a cameo appearance by Sting singing the song’s falsetto introduction and backing chorus, “I want my MTV” who also co-wrote the song with Mark Knopfler. The video was also the first to be…Continue Reading

Today in K-HITS Music: Queen’s Last Live Performance

Today in K-HITS Music: Queen’s Last Live Performance

Today in 1986, Queen ended their Magic European tour at Knebworth Park, Stevenage, England, with over 120,000 fans witnessing what would be Queen’s last ever live performance. On this, their final tour, Queen played to legions of established fans, plus many new ones gained as a result of their show-stealing performance at Live Aid the previous year.  …Continue Reading