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The Sesame Street Song “Rubber Duckie” Peaked at Number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and Reached Number 10 in Australia.

The Rubber Duckie song is performed on Sesame Street by the Muppet character Ernie who Jim Henson himself voices. Ernie’s toy, a rubber duck, affectionately known as Rubber Duckie, inspired the song. But did you know the song was so popular that it made it to the Billboard Hot 100 Chart? On September 26th, 1970, …

The Sesame Street Song “Rubber Duckie” Peaked at Number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and Reached Number 10 in Australia. Read More »

Gotye on Youtube Royalties

Why Did Gotye Turn Down Millions in YouTube Royalties?

Wouter André Wally De Backer, most commonly known as Gotye, is a Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter. His song Somebody That I Used To Know reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the best-selling song of 2012. His one-hit-wonder of a song truly raked in views on YouTube, but Gotye refused to claim any of …

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Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” was not intended to be released as a single. They were later convinced to do so by Michael Jackson who had attended a Queen concert in Los Angeles and suggested it to Freddie Mercury backstage.

Another One Bites the Dust “Another One Bites the Dust” is a song by the British rock band Queen. Written by bassist John Deacon, the song featured on the group’s eighth studio album The Game (1980). The song was a worldwide hit, charting number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, from …

Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” was not intended to be released as a single. They were later convinced to do so by Michael Jackson who had attended a Queen concert in Los Angeles and suggested it to Freddie Mercury backstage. Read More »

The song ‘Rapture’ by Blondie (1981) was the first single featuring a rap to reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie, has said many rappers, including the Wu-Tang Clan and Mobb Deep, told her it was the first rap song they ever heard.

Rapture (Blondie song) “Rapture” is a song by the American pop/rock band Blondie from their fifth studio album, Autoamerican (1980). In January 1981, “Rapture” was released as the second and final single from the album. The song became their fourth and last single to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, where …

The song ‘Rapture’ by Blondie (1981) was the first single featuring a rap to reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie, has said many rappers, including the Wu-Tang Clan and Mobb Deep, told her it was the first rap song they ever heard. Read More »