Friday, December 09, 2016

Another 50-year Music Memory

For one week in December 1966 what may be one of the greatest all-time songs sat at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is an excellent reminder that what tickles our fancy at one point, may not last into future excellence. It was only #1 for that one week.

The week of December 10 found the beach Boys with their 3rd #1 hit. It would become their first million seller. The Beach Boys joined the Beatles as the only groups to chart a "psychedelic"  song up to that point.

According to Wikipedia:

Its success earned the Beach Boys a Grammy nomination for Best Vocal Group performance in 1966; the song was eventually inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1994. "Good Vibrations" was voted number one in the Mojo's "Top 100 Records of All Time" number six on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time", and was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll".

To show the insanity, though of awards like the Grammy awards- there were five songs nominated for Best Performance by a vocal group:
  • Beach Boys- Good Vibrations
  • Association- Cherish
  • Mamas and Papas- Monday, Monday
  • Sandpipers- Gunatanamera
  • Anita Kerr Singers- A Man and a Woman
The winner?
Anita Kerr Singers- for the second year in a row.

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