Thursday, February 7th, 2013 by Mike McKay
Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day
Listen for the 101 # 1 Song of the Day Replay between 10 am and 7 pm to win a pair of tickets to see Herman’s Hermits at the Inn of the Mountain Gods.
The 101 number one song of the day was written and performed by one half of one of the 60s most influential duos. It was a humorous side of love and loss.
Even though the artist in question was so identified with his former partner, he was no stranger to working alone. In fact early in his career, he had released records under such aliases as Paul Kane, Jerry Landis, and True Taylor. At the time of the release you’re about to hear his longtime marriage had just broken up and Rolling Stone Magazine wrote that it was his most mature and musically sophisticated work which often used marriage as a metaphor. The song that reached number one on February 7, 1976 was somewhat tongue in cheek however proving that he was able to laugh through the pain – Paul Simon with “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”