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101 # 1 Song of the Day 1-31-13

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 by

Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day

Listen for the 101 # 1 Song of the Day Replay to win a pair of tickets to see either Herman’s Hermits or the Little River Band at Inn of the Mountain Gods.

 

What do Jamaica, Frankie Valli and the University of Alabama have in common?  The answer is today’s 101 Number One Song of the Day.

It was written by John Holt and recorded originally the Jamaican Band, “the Paragons” in which he was the lead singer.  The group that took it to the top of the American Charts had been signed to Private Stock Records with the great enthusiasm of the label’s major stock holder, former lead singer of the Four Seasons, Frankie Valli.  As for the University of Alabama, their football team adopted it as their theme song and played the heck out of it every time the Crimson Tide played a game.  The song reached number one on January 31st, 1981 for Blondie – “The Tide is High.”

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