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Let’s go over the #1 music(s) from the Billboard Option chart.  I’ll align these (virtual day-clever) to Tom’s Scorching 100 #1 column as most effective I can.  

Tune:  Hanging By A Instant

Artist(s):  Lifehouse

Time at #1:  Three months

Today’s entry (#125!) is dedicated to @Brigit – our buddy and TNOCS cornerstone, as I know she has a soft place for this one.

Lifehouse was fashioned in 1996, as “Blyss”, by Jason Wade, Sergio Andrade, and Jon “Diff” Palmer.  Collin Hayden and Aaron Lord were being added to the band, and they altered their title to Lifehouse prior to their important label release (because… Blyss?  Really?).  An EP identified as “Diff’s Lucky Day” was marketed at dwell demonstrates and dispersed among the good friends and market contacts.  Very good term-of-mouth reached producer Ron Aniello, who released Wade to Jude Cole, who in change introduced him to DreamWorks Records’ Michael Ostin.  

“Hanging By A Moment” is the guide one from the band’s debut album, “No Identify Face”.  Apart from the Modern-day Rock #1, this got to #1 in Australia, #2 on the Incredibly hot 100, #6 in New Zealand, #16 in Scotland, #25 in the British isles, and #31 in the Netherlands. 

This was the third tune to be named the “No. 1 Song of the Year” on the Warm 100 inspite of not obtaining arrived at No. 1 on any weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart (just after Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs’ “Wooly Bully” in 1965 and Faith Hill’s “Breathe” in 2000).  Jason Wade claims he wrote the music in five minutes, and he had zero anticipations that it would conclude up a hit.  It was generated by Ron Aniello and combined by Brendan O’Brien.

If I may perhaps inject myself into the story… I was doing the job at DreamWorks when this album arrived out (still do), and acts from the new music side of the residence ended up persuaded to give live shows for other parts of the enterprise, so I acquired to see one particular of the 1st reside performances of this music with maybe 300 other persons on the DreamWorks Animation campus.  This song Absolutely Dominated then, and I still appreciate it to this day.  

Yes, one particular could be reductive and lump this into the total “post-grunge” / “minivan-rock” movement, but this one particular is definitely fantastic.  It’s structured like a Swiss clock, has wonderful move and is executed with precision and passion.  I listened to this one A Whole lot again in the working day and it generally tends to make me delighted to hear right now (my young children even like it, and they’re jaded tweens / teenagers who care for very little).  10/10, without the need of hesitation.  I count on some trash slinging, but will die on this hill.

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