Weekly update: 9th – 15th November 2020

This week:

9th
Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (1999)
“Heroes” – David Bowie: Worksheet Lyric VideoSpeak Up video

10th
1955, during the Country Music DJ Convention in Nashville, songwriter Mae Axton played Elvis Presley her song ‘ ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ in his hotel room. He immediately declared it would be his next single.
Lyric Video

11th
Armistice/Remembrance Day
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda – The Pogues: Worksheet Lyric Video

12th
1993, the day after the last of five dates in Mexico City, Michael Jackson cancelled the rest the Dangerous tour, saying he was seeking treatment for a dependency on painkillers.
Earth Song: Worksheet Lyric Video

13th
1975, Queen played the 1st show of the 77-date ‘A Night At The Opera’ tour, at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, England.
Bohemian Rhapsody: Worksheet Lyric Video

14th
1996, Michael Jackson married Deborah Rowe, his second wife, after the HIStory concert at Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia.
Bruno Mars-Marry You: Lyric Video

15th
1981, ‘Under Pressure’, a collaboration with Queen and David’s only new material of the year, became Bowie’s third UK Number One single and Queen’s second.
Lyric Video

Number Ones, 9th November:

1960
UK Elvis Presley-It’s Now Or Never
US The Drifters-Save The Last Dance For Me

1970
UK Matthews Southern Comfort-Woodstock
US The Jackson 5-I’ll Be There

1980
UK Barbra Streisand-Woman In Love
US Barbra Streisand-Woman In Love

1990
UK The Righteous Brothers-Unchained Melody
US Vanilla Ice-Ice Ice Baby

2000
UK The Spice Girls-Holler
US Christina Aguilera-Come On Over (All I Want is You)

2010
UK Cheryl Cole-Promise This
US Far*East Movement-Like a G6 (feat. Cataracs & Dev)

2020
UK Official Singles Charts
US Billboard Hot 100

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