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10th Aug '17 5:51:47 AM jamespolk
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* Music/ElvisPresley had some of the greatest rock and roll songs, but his crowning moment probably came from his movie "Jailhouse Rock." If you haven't seen the title song performed in the movie, you should know it's probably the first music video ever. There's a reason he's called the King.

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* Music/ElvisPresley had some of the greatest rock and roll songs, but his crowning moment probably came from his movie "Jailhouse Rock." ''Film/JailhouseRock''. If you haven't seen the title song performed in the movie, you should know it's probably the first music video ever. There's a reason he's called the King.
1st Aug '17 6:40:07 PM Briguy52748
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** February 4, 1964: "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by Music/TheBeatles. The fact that the artist they knocked out of No. 1 -- Bobby Vinton, whose vocal pop style was as different as the British rock style of the Fab Fout -- would remain popular is awesome in and of itself, but it also laid to rest for good the vocal music era that was in reality still popular. But that said, the song's rise to No. 1 -- nothing sounded as different on the radio than this song -- would fundamentally change the style of popular music, plus herald (or reinforce) a cultural and social change in America. The song also heralded a little event called the British Invasion, a cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s wherein rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom became massively popular in the United States. Apart from existing Motown acts, few pre-1964 popular music acts would see their careers survive. More than 50 years later, "... Hand" is still hailed as a landmark in popular music.

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** February 4, 1964: "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by Music/TheBeatles. The fact that the artist they knocked out of No. 1 -- Bobby Vinton, whose vocal pop style was as different as the British rock style of the Fab Fout Four -- would remain popular is awesome in and of itself, but it also laid to rest for good the vocal music era that was in reality still popular. But that said, the song's rise to No. 1 -- nothing sounded as different on the radio than this song -- would fundamentally change the style of popular music, plus herald (or reinforce) a cultural and social change in America. The song also heralded a little event called the British Invasion, a cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s wherein rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom became massively popular in the United States. Apart from existing Motown acts, few pre-1964 popular music acts would see their careers survive. More than 50 years later, "... Hand" is still hailed as a landmark in popular music.
1st Aug '17 6:39:10 PM Briguy52748
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** February 4, 1964: "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by Music/TheBeatles. The fact that the artist they knocked out of No. 1 -- Bobby Vinton -- would remain popular is awesome in and of itself, but it also laid to rest for good the vocal music era that was in reality still popular. But that said, the song's rise to No. 1 -- nothing sounded as different on the radio than this song -- would fundamentally change the style of popular music, plus herald (or reinforce) a cultural and social change in America. The song also heralded a little event called the British Invasion, a cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s wherein rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom became massively popular in the United States. Apart from existing Motown acts, few pre-1964 popular music acts would see their careers survive. More than 50 years later, "... Hand" is still hailed as a landmark in popular music.

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** February 4, 1964: "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by Music/TheBeatles. The fact that the artist they knocked out of No. 1 -- Bobby Vinton Vinton, whose vocal pop style was as different as the British rock style of the Fab Fout -- would remain popular is awesome in and of itself, but it also laid to rest for good the vocal music era that was in reality still popular. But that said, the song's rise to No. 1 -- nothing sounded as different on the radio than this song -- would fundamentally change the style of popular music, plus herald (or reinforce) a cultural and social change in America. The song also heralded a little event called the British Invasion, a cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s wherein rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom became massively popular in the United States. Apart from existing Motown acts, few pre-1964 popular music acts would see their careers survive. More than 50 years later, "... Hand" is still hailed as a landmark in popular music.
1st Aug '17 7:42:08 AM Briguy52748
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* Since the start of the ''Billboard'' magazine pop music charts in 1940, more than 1,500 different songs have rotated in and out of the No. 1 spot. In the 75-plus year history of the chart, two of those chart-toppers songs changed the very direction of music as we know it:
** July 8, 1955: "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets. Writer Fred Bronson remarked in his book "The Billboard Book Of No. 1 Hits" that the average reader of the day might have shrugged upon reading the chart news in that week's issue, and then turned elsewhere in the magazine for what they might have considered more newsworthy. But the fact was, it was the first rock and roll song to top the ''Billboard'' charts, had an extended run (eight weeks) at No. 1, was considered by many to be an anthem for rebellious youth of the 1950s ... and was widely considered to be the song that, more than any other, brought rock and roll into mainstream culture around the world.
** February 4, 1964: "I Want to Hold Your Hand" by Music/TheBeatles. The fact that the artist they knocked out of No. 1 -- Bobby Vinton -- would remain popular is awesome in and of itself, but it also laid to rest for good the vocal music era that was in reality still popular. But that said, the song's rise to No. 1 -- nothing sounded as different on the radio than this song -- would fundamentally change the style of popular music, plus herald (or reinforce) a cultural and social change in America. The song also heralded a little event called the British Invasion, a cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s wherein rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom became massively popular in the United States. Apart from existing Motown acts, few pre-1964 popular music acts would see their careers survive. More than 50 years later, "... Hand" is still hailed as a landmark in popular music.
1st Aug '17 7:26:48 AM Briguy52748
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** After overtopping Buck Owens' standard of 16 weeks -- at this point, "Cruise" is still gaining in popularity -- the other standards fell, one by one: Leroy [=VanDyke=]'s "Walk On By" (19 weeks in late 1961 and early 1962), then 20 weeks by Ray Price's "Crazy Arms" in 1956, and finally, 21 weeks (three way tie, last held by Webb Pierce in 1955 with "In the Jailhouse Now"). The song's 24-week No. 1 run was capped off with "Cruise" remaining in the top 10 for 3 months after finally falling from #1.

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** After overtopping Buck Owens' standard of 16 weeks -- at this point, "Cruise" is still gaining in popularity -- the other standards fell, one by one: Leroy [=VanDyke=]'s "Walk On By" (19 weeks in late 1961 and early 1962), then 20 weeks by Ray Price's "Crazy Arms" in 1956, and finally, 21 weeks (three way tie, last held by Webb Pierce in 1955 with "In the Jailhouse Now"). The song's 24-week No. 1 run was capped off with "Cruise" remaining in the top 10 for 3 months after finally falling from #1.No. 1.
** Since "Cruise," several songs have come close to achieving parity with the cool cowabunga dudes from the southeastern United States, but it took just four years for a hip-hop/R&B-infused ditty called "Body Like a Back Road" by Cedartown, Georgia-native Music/SamHunt to achieve parity with a 24-week run atop the Hot Country Songs chart. (To put into the full perspective, there was 2-1/2 years between Arnold (spring 1948, when his "I'll Hold You In My Heart" spent its 21st and final week at No. 1) and Snow's "I'm Movin' On" (its 21st week at No. 1 in January 1951); and then 4 1/2 years between "I'm Movin' On" and Pierce's "In the Jailhouse Now" (its 21st week at No. 1 in July 1955).
1st Aug '17 7:16:29 AM Briguy52748
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** James' record seemed secure for many years, as the most any artist ever had in a row for the rest of the 1970s and into the early 1980s was 10 (by Ronnie Milsap). At about the same time Milsap missed with a potential 11th-straight No. 1, a band not far from James' hometown Fort Payne-based Music/{{Alabama}} had amassed an impressive string of about eight straight No. 1 hits without a miss. But Alabama wasn't stopping ... they, like James in the late 1960s and early 1970s were an act that couldn't miss, and in the spring of 1985, they finally achieved parity with James' string with a ballad "There's No Way." That was No. 16 ... and there would be a 17th, with their tribute to the working man, "40 Hour Week (For a Livin')." Alabama would go on to not only overtop James' 16-straight No. 1 standard, but smash it, eventually running their chart-topping streak to 21 straight (198087), ending with "You've Got the Touch" in the spring of 1987. (The song that broke the streak was the No. 7 hit "Tar Top", in November 1987.) Incidentally, one of Alabama's biggest congratulators was James himself, who graciously and without any reservations conceded his streak.

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** James' record seemed secure for many years, as the most any artist ever had in a row for the rest of the 1970s and into the early 1980s was 10 (by Ronnie Milsap). At about the same time Milsap missed with a potential 11th-straight No. 1, 1 [[note]](1983's "Stranger In My House," which stopped at No. 5, some say in part due to its rock music sound)[[/note]], a band not far from James' hometown Fort Payne-based Music/{{Alabama}} had amassed an impressive string of about eight straight No. 1 hits without a miss. But Alabama wasn't stopping ... they, like James in the late 1960s and early 1970s were an act that couldn't miss, and in the spring of 1985, they finally achieved parity with James' string with a ballad "There's No Way." That was No. 16 ... and there would be a 17th, with their tribute to the working man, "40 Hour Week (For a Livin')." Alabama would go on to not only overtop James' 16-straight No. 1 standard, but smash it, eventually running their chart-topping streak to 21 straight (198087), ending with "You've Got the Touch" in the spring of 1987. (The song that broke the streak was the No. 7 hit "Tar Top", in November 1987.) Incidentally, one of Alabama's biggest congratulators was James himself, who graciously and without any reservations conceded his streak.



*** Finally, in 2016, Music/BlakeShelton achieved parity with James and, upon scoring his 17th consecutive No. 1 song (taking into account the Hot Country Airplay chart, which began in 2012) with "Came Here To Forget," pushed James to third place all-time. Shelton missed with "She's Got a Way With Words" ... as well as a number of non-charting holiday singles as well.

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*** Finally, in 2016, Ada, Oklahoma native Music/BlakeShelton achieved parity with James and, upon scoring his 17th consecutive No. 1 song (taking into account the Hot Country Airplay chart, which began in 2012) with "Came Here To Forget," pushed James to third place all-time. Shelton missed with "She's Got a Way With Words" ... as well as a number of non-charting holiday singles as well.
1st Aug '17 7:13:50 AM Briguy52748
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1st Aug '17 7:09:29 AM Briguy52748
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*** The only other artist who came close to matching either Sonny James or Alabama on the country chart was Earl Thomas Conley, a Portsmouth, Ohio, native who in the 1980s had 15 straight No. 1 hits without a miss. His streak began in the summer of 1983 with "Your Love's on the Line" and ended with "Love Out Loud" in June 1989. As ''Billboard'' magazine's rules typically do not regard any non-No. 1 duet or holiday releases as streak-breakers, Conley's 1986 duet single with Anita Pointer (of the Pointer Sisters) "Too Many Times," which peaked at No. 2, is not counted toward his 15-song No. 1 streak; additionally, Conley also released a holiday single (in 1984) that failed to chart.

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*** The For many years, the only other artist who came close to matching either Sonny James or Alabama on the country chart was Earl Thomas Conley, a Portsmouth, Ohio, native who in the 1980s had 15 straight No. 1 hits without a miss. His streak began in the summer of 1983 with "Your Love's on the Line" and ended with "Love Out Loud" in June 1989. As ''Billboard'' magazine's rules typically do not regard any non-No. 1 duet or holiday releases as streak-breakers, Conley's 1986 duet single with Anita Pointer (of the Pointer Sisters) "Too Many Times," which peaked at No. 2, is not counted toward his 15-song No. 1 streak; additionally, Conley also released a holiday single (in 1984) that failed to chart.chart.
*** Finally, in 2016, Music/BlakeShelton achieved parity with James and, upon scoring his 17th consecutive No. 1 song (taking into account the Hot Country Airplay chart, which began in 2012) with "Came Here To Forget," pushed James to third place all-time. Shelton missed with "She's Got a Way With Words" ... as well as a number of non-charting holiday singles as well.
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