Friday, November 16th, 2012 by Mike McKay
Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day
WIN 2 tickets to the Spectacular concert – it’s tomorrow night at the Pan Am Center. Stay tuned for free tickets to the student showcase tonight!
The 101 number one song of the day was written and performed by the first Beatle to record a solo single but he was the last to have a number one hit on his own.
Actually, he wasn’t completely on his own because Elton John played piano and organ and sang backing vocals on the record. Elton was sure it was going to be a number one song but the former Beatle was convinced otherwise, saying, “It would be nice but I’m out of favor here.” He was referring to the U.S. Elton bet him it would get to the top saying if it got to the top, he’d have to appear in concert with him. It arrived at number one on November 16, 1974 and within two weeks he walked on stage at New York’s Madison Square Garden to keep his end of the bargain. Here’s today’s 101 number one song of the day for – John Lennon – “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night”