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Let’s start in 1973, when Grand Funk score their first #1 song when “We’re An American Band” tops the Billboard Hot 100.
Speaking of No.1’s, “Kiss You All Over” by Exile was the #1 song on this day in 1978.
“Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince and the Revolution hits #1 on this day in 1984, giving him the #1 song, #1 Album and #1 movie in America at the same time. Only The Beatles had accomplished the feat before Prince.
On this day in 1991, MTV plays the video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” for the first time, giving most Americans their first look at Nirvana. A little over a month later, the song is #1 on the Hot 100.
The Pointer Sisters receive their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this day in 1994. They were the first African-American female music group to receive the honor.
The Verve’s critically acclaimed album Urban Hymns is released on this day in 1997, featuring the song “Bitter Sweet Symphony.” The album has sold over 11 million copies worldwide.
And finally, it was on this day in 2003 that the song “Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains of Wayne is released. The song’s infamous music video stars Rod Stewart’s ex Rachel Hunter, who plays Stacy’s mom and the obsession of her teenage daughter’s friend.
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