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The 101 number one song of the day was written by a man named McKay and sung by a trio once known as the Heavenly Sunbeams. The title of the song was the same as a onetime number one by the Eagles. It was an entirely different song though.
Al McKay and the guiding force behind Earth, Wind and Fire – Maurice White had composed the rhythm and a rough outline of the tune and went into the studio to produce a trio of former Gospel singers who were anxious to transition into a secular group. The song reached number one on August 21, 1977 for three women whose voices, according to an observer, elicited an emotional response in the form of spinal chills. That observation provided inspiration for their new name: The Emotions – Best of My Love