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On this day in music history: October 17, 1987 - “Bad” by Michael Jackson hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 3 weeks, also topping the Hot 100 for 2 weeks on October 24, 1987. Written by Michael Jackson, it is the seventh R&B  and pop (eleventh overall) chart topper for “The King Of Pop. The title track from Michael Jackson’s seventh album is originally conceived as a duet between pop superstar and Prince. Portrayed as fierce rivals in the mainstream media, Jackson and producer Quincy Jones conceives the idea of the two megastars collaborating together. Jones contacts Prince about the idea, but declines the invitation, feeling the song will be a hit without him. The single features a number musicians that have played on previous Michael Jackson albums including Greg Phillinganes, Michael Boddicker (synthesizers), John Robinson (drums), David Williams (guitar), Jerry Hey, Gary Grant (trumpets), Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams (saxophones) and Paulinho Da Costa (percussion) Veteran jazz organist Jimmy Smith adds the crowning touch to the track, playing the Hammond B-3 organ solo on the track. The song is also backed by an elaborate eighteen minute long short film directed by Martin Scorsese, debuting in a half hour long special on CBS on the albums’ release date of August 31, 1987. The film also features one of the first appearances by a then unknown actor named Wesley Snipes. Released as the second single on September 7, 1987, it is another immediate smash. "Bad” is parodied by comedian “Weird Al” Yankovic in 1988 as “Fat”, even parodying Jackson’s short film which wins Yankovic a Grammy Award for Best Short Form Video in 1989. The video is parodied a second time for the anthology film “Moonwalker” in 1988. Titled “Badder”, the clip features child actors and dancers filling the roles originally played by Jackson and the other actors and dancers in the original. The song is also used to hilarious effect in the animated film “Despicable Me 3” in 2017, in a sequence with supervillain Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker) moonwalking on the water in swim fins. Michael Jackson’s original recording of “Bad” is also included on the soundtrack for the film.

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happy birthday to our sweet namjoon!
thank you for being our galaxy 

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On this day in music history: October 17, 1987 - “Lost In Emotion” by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week, also topping the R&B singles chart for 1 week on October 3, 1987. Written and produced by Full Force, it is the second chart topping single for the R&B/Freestyle group from New York, NY. Fresh off the success of their 1985 Platinum selling debut, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam return to the studio with Full Force to work on their sophomore release “Spanish Fly”. It quickly hits paydirt with the Motown influenced first single “Head To Toe”, topping the pop and R&B singles charts in June of 1987. While writing songs for the groups’ second album, Full Force takes inspiration from “The Motown Sound” again when the band are listening to Mary Wells’ greatest hits album. The song that becomes “Lost In Emotion” is inspired by Wells’ hits “Two Lovers” and “You Beat Me To The Punch”. The songs retro feel combined with Lisa Lisa’s sweet voice proves just as irresistible as its predecessor to fans and radio, when it is released as a single in July of 1987. Entering the Hot 100 at #76 on August 1, 1987, it climbs to the top of the chart eleven weeks later. “Lost In Emotion” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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On this day in music history: October 17, 1960 - “Save The Last Dance For Me” by The Drifters hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks (non-consecutive). Written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman, it is the biggest pop single for the legendary R&B vocal quartet. Produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, it is also the last single to feature lead singer Ben E. King, who leaves the group for a solo career. There is some speculation among fans that a young Phil Spector assisted Leiber and Stoller on the production of this song, but has never been confirmed. Though the legendary songwriter and producer collaborates with King, and the production team on the classic “Spanish Harlem”. Entering the Hot 100 at #78 on September 5, 1960, it streaks to the top of the chart six weeks later. “Save The Last Dance For Me” goes on to become a rock & roll standard and is covered numerous times over the years by various artists including Ike & Tina Turner, Jay & The Americans, Billy Joe Royal, and Emmylou Harris. The Drifters original version is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 2001. “Save The Last Dance For Me” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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It’s still April 1st where I live, so I decided to translate some of my favorite series from the April Fools Day Rejet Friends~ Please excuse my poor editing skills lmfao

Edited/Translated: noirliesl

**Please do not repost my translations anywhere**

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moodboard: brienne of tarth

“Fighting is better than this waiting. You don’t feel so helpless when you fight. You have a sword and a horse, sometimes an axe. When you’re armored it’s hard for anyone to hurt you.”