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101 # 1 Song of the Day 5-29-13

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 by

Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day, 101 Gold's Posts

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The 101 number one song of the day was sung by a guy who quit his band to be a dentist and getting him to rejoin the group was like pulling teeth.  

The group had a few hits but he was sure they’d hang it up after a few months of moderate success.  His future, he was sure, was rooted in root canal.  So he left the west coast to head east and pursue that career.  But then one of the songs they had recorded became a top three single so the band’s leader and creative force called him up and after some persuasion got him to quit school and rejoin the group.  When he did he got to sing lead on one of their biggest hits and on May 29, 1965 it reached number one in America.  The convincer was Brian Wilson; the convincee was Al Jardine and here’s the 101 number one song of the day – “Help Me Rhonda”

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