Today In Music History 07/27/18

Music Knowledge from Domino

July 27, 2018
RICK ASTLEY

Ron Elkman/USA TODAY NETWORK

On this day in 1968, The Rascals release "People Got To Be Free." The song would spend 5 weeks at number one and sell over 4 million copies.

We roll to this day in 1974. Lynyrd Skynyrd releases "Sweet Home Alabama." The song would peak at #8 on the charts. Here's a funny side bar. None of the song's writers are from Alabama.

The number one song on this day in 1985 belonged to Paul Young. He hits #1 with "Everytime You Go Away," a cover of a Hall & Oates song released in 1980. It's the only Hall & Oates cover to ever make the Top 40.

It was on this day in 1987, that Rick Astley releases his first single "Never Gonna Give You Up."  It would finally hit the #1 spot in March of 1988. 

And it was on this day in 1991, that Jesus Jones hit #2 on the US chart with "Right Here, Right Now." The song would sell over a million copies and win a BMI award, but couldn't unseat "(Everything I Do), I Do It for You," by Brian Adams from the #1 spot.