Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 by Mike McKay
Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day
WIN 2 tickets to the Spactacular concert – it’s this Saturday at 7:30 at the Pan Am Center
The 101 number one song of the day did what most people considered impossible. It was the first record ever to enter the British singles chart at number one.
It was written by the great songwriting duo of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller who met today’s featured artist for the first time at the recording session for this song. They were very impressed with his talent and work ethic. He would do a great take and then insist on another and another. To unwind, he’d sit down at the piano and sing a hymn. He never looked at the clock. Today’s 101 number one song of the day was a title song to a movie and it was number one on November 13, 1957 for a workaholic Elvis Presley – “Jailhouse Rock.”