April 4th 1990, Black Velvet by Alannah Myles

“Black Velvet” is a bluesy pop-rock song that was recorded by Canadian singer, Alannah Myles. The lyrics within evoke the spirit of Elvis Presley, as it describes the allure and impact of his music (particularly on young women).

It’s entrancing sound, along with Alannah Myles’ powerful vocals, helped it win the Grammy Award for “Best Female Rock Vocal Performance” (in 1991).

On this very day, April 4th 1990, it was the #1 song in America, topping Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. If you’d like to have a listen, please feel free to use the provided link. From her 1989 self-titled album, here’s ALANNAH MYLES, with “BLACK VELVET”…