Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 by Mike McKay
Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day
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The two people responsible for today’s 101 number one song of the day met in a service elevator in a rundown Philadelphia building where they had run to escape a gang fight. And the song was about something that will come as a surprise to most people.
It was written about an ex boyfriend of the girl who was dating one half of the duo who brought it to number one. He was the heir to a fast food chain. He was, according to the girl, very wealthy and very arrogant. But as the writer said, “You can’t write, ‘You’re a rich boy’ in a song, so I changed it to a girl. The writer was Darryl Hall. The song reached number one on March 26th, 1977 for Hall and Oates “Rich Girl.”
–the infamous serial killer “Son of Sam” claimed that song drove him to dastardly deeds.