1. Blue Swede's 'Hooked On a Feeling' Sales Soar Thanks To 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer

    February 20, 2014 7:58 PM EST 0 0 0 "Oogachaka!"   Sales of Blue Swede's "Hooked On a Feeling" have gone through the roof following its use in the new trailer for the film "Guardians of the Galaxy."   According to industry sources, the song sold more ...

  2. 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trailer Sends ‘Hooked On a Feeling’ Sales Through the Roof

    February 20, 2014 7:14 PM EST 0 2.637 k 271 1 Oogachaka!   Sales of Blue Swede's "Hooked On a Feeling" have gone through the roof following its use in the new trailer for the film "Guardians of the Galaxy."   The song sold more than 2,000 downloads on Wednesda ...

  3. Paul Cantor, Former William Morris & Scepter Records Exec, Dies at 86

    January 30, 2014 4:17 AM EST Paul Cantor, an agent at William Morris in the 1950s who went on to manage pop stars such as Dionne Warwick and B.J. Thomas, has died. He was 86. Cantor died Jan. 17 of natural causes at his home in Dana Point, Calif., his son Marc told The Hollyw ...

  4. Phil Ramone's Top 50 Billboard Hot 100 Hits: From Billy Joel to Paul Simon, BJ Thomas to Barbra Streisand, Many More

    March 31, 2013 12:32 AM EDT Legendary producer Phil Ramone scored 39 top 10s on the Billboard Hot 100, with the '60s-'80s marking his greatest run of success Phil Ramone, who passed away today (March 30) at 79, leaves a striking legacy on the Billboard Hot 100 ...

  5. B.J. Thomas

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  6. Hal David 1921 - 2012

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Hal David, who died Sept. 1 at the age of 91, was a lyricist with a unique understanding of how to partner a singer and a song. For all the adventure longtime partner Burt Bacharach infused in the melodies of the tunes they wrote together, David w ...

  7. Hal David's Chart Legacy: From 'Raindrops' to 'Close to You;' Dionne Warwick to Notorious B.I.G.

    September 02, 2012 7:43 PM EDT Hal David's sensitive and romantic lyrics provided the perfect counterpoint to Burt Bacharach's hip and cool melodies and together, the celebrated pair of composers charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for decades. Hal David, Legendary Songw ...

  8. Oscar Winners On The Hot 100

    March 09, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 "Crazy Heart" emerged victorious at Sunday's (March 7) 82nd Annual Academy Awards. While lead character Jeff Bridges was anointed Best Actor, the film's theme likewise produced a coveted Oscar statue, as Ryan Bingham 's &quo ...

  9. Chart Beat Thursday: Ke$ha, Janet, Reba

    December 24, 2009 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK: A new decade brings a new No. 1 to the Billboard Hot 100, as rookie Ke$ha rises 2-1 with "TiK Tok." The 22-year-old, born Kesha Rose Sebert, is the first solo female to ascend to the summit with a maiden chart entry ...

  10. April 21, 2009

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Soul singer Al Wilson dies of kidney failure in Fontana, Calif., at the age of 68. 2007 – Australian pub rocker Lobby Loyde dies of cancer in a Melbourne hospital. He is 66. 2004 – Future Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson gets voted off Season 3 o ...

  11. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY), which was co-founded in 1975 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Spring ...

  12. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle with cancer and kidney disease. He is 48. 2004 - Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his s ...

  13. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2005 - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2004 - Married ...

  14. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY), which was co-founded in 1975 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Spring ...

  15. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle with cancer and kidney disease. He is 48. 2004 - Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his s ...

  16. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2005 - Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of the Doors, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. He is 50. 2004 - Married ...

  17. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>British pop group S Club ends months of speculation with the announcement that it will officially call it a day at the end of the following month. The six remaining members of the band-R 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., ...

  18. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Jolie Gabor, mother of Eva and Zsa Zsa dies at the age of 97.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sle ...

  19. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 ...

  20. 'Neighborhood' Singers Salute Mr. Rogers

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Donna Summer, Roberta Flack, Ricky Skaggs, Amy Grant and CeCe Winans are among the artists featured on an upcoming tribute album to public television legend Fred Rogers. Donna Summer, Roberta Flack, Ricky Skaggs, Amy Grant and CeCe Winans are among ...

  21. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney each score two wins at the CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Keith's clip for "American Soldier" earns h 2004 - Toby Keit ...

  22. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zombies, dies in his sleep after a long battle with cancer and kidney disease. He is 48. 2004 - Paul Atkinson, veteran record executive and guitarist for the Zom ...

  23. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century." 2000 - The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superst ...

  24. U.S. Cities Host Big New Year's Eve Shows

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square consists of little more than confetti and a sparkling ball, live music is playing a part in many cel Although what is arguably the most wel ...

  25. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mario, Green Day, Gavin DeGraw and Destiny's Child. RING IN THE NEW : Mario has a lot of reasons to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. Not only does he have his first No. 1 song on the Billb ...

  26. Tunes On TV

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 18-24, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 18 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Donnas (also scheduled: guest co-host Rebecca Powers, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Nancy Grace ...

  27. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Darryl Worley and Burt Bacharach. SEVENTH FRAME: Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten?" (DreamWorks) continues its run atop Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks, making it the lon ...

  28. McCartney Meets 'The In-Laws'

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney will have a previously unreleased song on the upcoming soundtrack to "The In-Laws," due May 20 on Rhino Records. Paul McCartney will have a previously unreleased song on the upcoming soundtrack to "The In-Laws," du ...

  29. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Modern rock act Remy Zero appears on the season finale of the WB series "Smallville." The show, centered around the adventures of the teenaged Clark Kent/Superman, features the band's "S 2002 - Modern ro ...

  30. This Day in Music

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Rock 'n' roll pioneer and Rhythm & Blues Hall of Famer Jesse Stone dies in Altamonte Springs, Fla. He is 97. Stone, one of the founders of Atlantic Records, helped define the rock so 1999 - Rock 'n' ...

  31. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century." 2000 - The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superst ...