Z’s This Week In Pop Music History: Lil Nas X, Macarena, JT [WATCH]
Being the Bangor station that provides you with mostly today's hottest music but also provides you with a healthy dose of yester-year's tunes with Back In the Cafe, we are providing you with a little music history of the 1990's, 2000's and this decade.Get to know a little about the artists that have shaped your musical vocabulary by taking in what has led to the music landscape of today. Behold... Z107.3's This Week In Pop Music History!
July 26th - August 1st: See how Lil Nas X, UB40, Christina Aguilera, The Bayside Boys, Justin Timberlake, and Alicia Keys marked this week in history for pop music from the past 30 years.
1993 - UB40
'90's one hit wonders, UB40, are #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 with their song 'Can't Help Falling In Love With You'.
1996 - The Bayside Boys
Originally a song from Los Del Rio, The Bayside Boys remixes the original version into the "Macarena" we all know and love, which hits #4 on the Hot 100. Next week it would hit number one. The song stays on the Billboard Hot 100 for 33 weeks.
1999 - Christina Aguilera
Christina is joining her fellow Mickey Mouse Club members Justin and Britney on the charts with 'Genie In A Bottle' which is #1 this week in 1999 on Billboard's Hot 100.
2003 - Justin Timberlake
SARS hits Toronto and a huge open-air concert, Molson Canadian Rocks, is put on to bring business back to the city. It features big bands like The Rolling Stones, Rush, and, our man, Justin Timberlake who rocks a trucker hat and is killing it on the keys.
2010- Alicia Keys
The New York City R&B singer/songwriter travels to Corsica to marry the producer Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean). She is also pregnant with their first child, Egypt.
2016 - Justin Timberlake
JT is bringing history back on our list with two events this week in pop music history.
The first ever Decade Award is given out at the Teen Choice Awards. JT is the first receiver of the award and gives a speech to encourage teenagers everywhere regarding tolerance and embracing differences.
2019 - Lil Nas X
Lil Nas continues his reign with 'Old Town Road' as the song stays at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song features Billy Ray Cyrus and a whole lotta controversy after being booted off of the country charts.