101 # 1 song of the Day 12-19-12

When Motown songwriting legend Lamont Dozier first heard today’s 101 number one song of the day he thought he was hearing a cover version of one of his hits from the 60s.  He was wrong but he would be hearing a cover of that same song within a month.



Dozier thought he was hearing “You Can’t Hurry Love” which, in fact, was released as a single a few short weeks later by Phil Collins.  But today’s featured record was written and produced by a duo who were about to score their fifth chart-topper.  It started out as a chorus written to a reggae beat that one half of the pair had been playing with a while and never finished so the other half sat down at the piano and changed the beat a little and before long the song was complete and on its way to number one.  It was there on December 19th, 1982 for Hall and Oates.  (Maneater)