Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was steeped in controversy…over a claim by the artist’s former writing partners that they wrote the song years before its release in 1984…the jury sided with the performer of the smash hit that would become his only UK #1. It was his eighth #1 in the U.S.  It was featured in the comedy “The Woman In Red” and would win a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for best original song and as of today, it is Motown Records’ best selling single in the UK for a man who had his first number one at the tender age of 12…Stevie Wonder was 34 when “I Just Called to Say I Love You” hit number one. It would reign for 3 weeks in October of 1984 and it’s today’s 101 #1 Song of The Day.

 

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