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101 # 1 Song of the Day 12-13-12

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was never intended to be taken seriously, something slapped together in 10 minutes as a B side for a song no one will remember.  People loved the wrong song but love wasn’t the subject – instead, it was physical conflict.


The side that people were supposed to cater to was called, “I Want to Give You My Everything.”  Executives at the record company thought it was okay but they weren’t too excited by it so the asked the producer what was on the flip side.  He was almost embarrassed to tell them saying, “it’s just a fun thing, but it won’t really sell.”  The executives thought it had some potential because of the unusual subject matter which was gaining a lot of interest in the 70s because of Bruce Lee action movies.  They were right and on December 13, 1974 it was the number one song in America for Carl Douglas.

(Kung Fu Fighting)   

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