101 # 1 Song of the Day 11-12-12

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The 101 number one song of the day almost didn’t get to be a hit at all because program directors at radio stations across the country were too nervous to play it until the felt they felt they no longer had a choice.

—the public demanded it.   Even though this was during the seventies, the content still seemed to racy for airplay.  But stations were inundated by listener requests and eventually, the song found its way onto the air in more and more places.  As a result, it quickly rose to the top of Billboard’s Top 100.  It would become today’s featured artist’s second number one hit when it landed on top this week in 1976 where it stayed for 8 full weeks.  Here’s Rod Stewart with “Tonight’s the Night”