This Week in Music History
International Women’s Day was March 8th so this week we’ll featuring the women who’ve made music history!
10 Mar 1996 – Alanis Morissette won Best Album for Jagged Little Pill, Best Female singer, Best Rock Album, Best songwriter and best single at the 25th Juno Awards held in Hamilton, Canada.
12 Mar 2001 – Judy Garland’s ‘Over The Rainbow’ was voted the Song Of The Century in a poll published in America. Musicians, critics and fans compiled the list by the RIA. The highest placed UK act was The Rolling Stones ’(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ in 16th place. The Beatles had ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ at No. 28.
13 Mar 1999 – Cher started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Believe’, making the singer the oldest woman to top the Hot 100 at the age of 53. The song reached No.1 in almost every country it charted, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, Spain, France, Germany and Italy. It also became the highest-selling single by a solo female artist in the United Kingdom. ‘Believe’ remains one of the best-selling singles of all time with sales of over 11 million copies worldwide.
14 Mar 1978 – Blondie were at No.2 on the UK chart with their version of the Randy & the Rainbows song ‘Denis’, kept off the No.1 position by Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’.
15 Mar 1997 – The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Mama’, making them the first act ever to have their first four singles reach No.1 on the UK chart.
15 Mar 1998 – Madonna scored her sixth UK No.1 album with her seventh studio album Ray Of Light. up until this point, no other female artist had achieved more than three UK No.1 albums.
11 Mar 2008 – Madonna was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a star-studded ceremony in New York City, she received her honour at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel from singer Justin Timberlake. The 49-year-old thanked her detractors in an acceptance speech, including those who ‘said I couldn’t sing, that I was a One Hit Wonder’.