Weekly update: 31st January – 6th February 2022

This week:

31st
1976, After 9 weeks Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was replaced at No.1 in the UK charts by ABBA’s ‘Mamma Mia’.
Bohemian Rhapsody: WorksheetLyric Video Speak Up Video
Mamma Mia: WorksheetLyric VideoSpeak Up Video


1st
1964, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ became The Beatles’ first Number One in America. The band received the news by telegram at the Hotel George V after their Paris show and celebrated until 5am.
Lyric VideoThe Beatles – An integrated technical-cultural-linguistic experience in Modern Music History

2nd
Global School Play Day
Games/Activities

3rd
1984, Queen performed at the San Remo Music Festival, Italy’s most watched TV programme.
Radio Ga GaWorksheetLyric Video

4th
1997, Michael Jackson appeared in court in Rome to testify that ‘Will You Be There’ was not copied from Italian singer Albano Carrisi’s ‘I Cigni di Balaka’ . The eventual ruling in November was that both songs were inspired by The Ink Spots’ 1939 song ‘Bless You For Being An Angel’.
Michael Jackson – Heal The World: WorksheetLyric Video

5th
1975, with Elvis Presley still in Memphis Baptist Hospital, his father Vernon suffered a heart attack at home and was given a room beside his son’s .
All Shook Up: WorksheetLyric Video

6th
Waitangi Day (New Zealand)
Worksheet: The Ka Mate Haka

Number Ones, 31st January:

1962
UK Cliff Richard-The Young Ones
US Joey Dee & The Starliters-Peppermint Twist

1972
UK The New Seekers-I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing

US Don McLean-American PieWorksheet

1982
UK Shakin’ Stevens – Oh Julie
US Hall & Oates-I Can’t Go For That

1992
UK Wet Wet Wet-Goodnight Girl
US Color Me Badd-All 4 Love

2002
UK George Harrison-My Sweet LordWorksheet
US Usher-U Got It Bad

2012
UK Jessie J-Domino
US Rihanna-We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)

2022
UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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