101 # 1 Song of the Day 10-31-12

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The 101 number one song of the day was the fourth single released by today’s featured group and each of those singles reached the top.  Nobody had ever done that before.  And it was also to be their last number one.

Although one member of the group would go on to reach the top a number of times as a solo act.  At the time it was considered a pretty big risk because each of the previous singles were uptempo dance songs.  This one, however, was a ballad and after some initial reluctance – and because of the encouragement of their label boss – the song was recorded and it went on to be the biggest hit of their illustrious career.  But after this one there would be no more singles to go to the top for them as a group but their lead singer – and little brother – would go on to record a bunch by himself.  It was number one on October 31st, 1970 and stay there for five weeks for the Jackson Five “I’ll Be There.”