Best Sellers in Stores…In 1940

27 Jul

In July of 1940, the first music popularity chart was calculated by Billboard magazine. Today, 70 years later, the leader of the current Hot 100 chart is Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie.” In “Love the Way You Lie,” Eminem writes, “Just gonna stand there, And hear me cry.”

Flashback to July 27, 1940. Frank Sinatra’s, supported by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, sings Ruth Lowe’s “I’ll Never Smile Again.” Sinatra croons, “For tears would fill my eyes.” BREAKING NEWS: Crying still exists in music.

Seriously though, Billboard charts have been around for a while and on July 27, 1940, “I’ll Never Smile Again” became the first ever #1 hit on the Billboard weekly Best Selling Singles chart.

Happy Anniversary Billboard charts.

Now, to some other news. For 10 days, fellow Music Court blogger, Amanda Grannis, will take over posting. I will be away from the blogosphere. But, I leave the Music Court in fantastic hands. Enjoy her great posts and have a fantastic number of days!

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