Music News Digest: Week Of August 27, 2023

September 4, 2023 by Amy Gold

During the week of August 27, 2023, Dolly Parton's remake of The Beatles' "Let It Be" featuring Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as guest artists reached nos. 2, 15, and 22 on the Rock Digital Song Sales, Country Digital Song Sales, and the all-genre Digital Song Sales charts, respectively. Parton's version of this Fab Four classic is included on her upcoming album, "Rockstar," due out on November 17.

Other veteran artists to make a return to the charts include Aerosmith whose "Greatest Hits" album topped the Billboard Hard Rock tally. This hugely popular compilation also reached nos. 4, 7, and 36 on the Top Rock Albums, Top Rock & Alternative Albums, and Billboard 200 charts, respectively.

In addition, the late songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David returned to the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 for the first time in almost 20 years with Doja Cat's "Paint The Town Red," which reached no. 5. This song samples "Walk On By," which became a big hit for Dionne Warwick in 1964. The famed songwriting duo last made the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 in 2004 with Twista's "Slow Jamz," which samples Luther Vandross' cover of "A House Is Not A Home."

Also that week, it was announced that "Music, Money, Madness - Jimi Hendrix In Maui" will be getting a special screening on September 20, 2023 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles to raise money for the victims of recent the wildfires in Maui, HI. This documentary covers the late guitar legend's 1970 trip to Maui and his participation in the counterculture film, "Rainbow Bridge."

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