Weekly update: 28th April – 4th May 2025

This week:

1956, Col. Parker organised a matinée show for teenagers during Elvis Presley’s residency at the New Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, with tickets costing $1 and including a free drink.
All Shook Up: WorksheetLyric Video

International Dance Day
Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker
Come Dancing – The Kinks
Y.M.C.A. – Village People
Calico – Wheels Fargo and the Nightingale
Twist And Shout – The Beatles
The Ka Mate Haka
Speak Up videos:
Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker
Y.M.C.A. – Village People: version 1version 2
Blame It On The Boogie – The Jackson 5
The Great Song of Indifference – Bob Geldof
If I Catch You – Michael Telò
Waka Waka – Shakira

International Jazz Day
Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: WorksheetLyric Video

Labour Day/ International Workers’ Day
Sixteen Tons: Worksheet – – Lyric VideoSpeak Up video

The anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci (1519)
Mona Lisa – Nat King Cole: WorksheetLyric Video

1957, Elvis Presley spent the day at Radio Recorders studio, Hollywood, working on the soundtrack for Jailhouse Rock, his third film.
Jailhouse Rock: Lyric Video

International Firefighters’ Day
Into The Fire – Bruce Springsteen Lyric videoWorksheet

Number Ones, 28th April:
UK Tennessee Ernie Ford-Give Me Your Word
US Bill Hayes – The Ballad Of Davy Crockett

UK The Beatles-Ticket To Ride
US Wayne Fontana – The Game Of Love

UK Bay City Rollers – Bye Bye Baby
US B.J. Thomas – (Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song

UK U.S.A. for Africa-We Are The World
US U.S.A. for Africa-We Are The World
UK Take That-Back For Good
US Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It

UK Tony Christie-(Is This The Way To) Amarillo
US 50 Cent-Candy Shop

UK Wiz Khalifa-See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth)
US Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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