101 # 1 Song of the Day – 11-21-13

Listen for the replay to win to tickets to the Mariachi Conference Spectacular plus two tickets to the student showcase.


The 101 Number One song of the Day has the distinction of being the shortest single in the rock era to reach the top. 

It was written and recorded by a group known as the Gladiolas who were signed by the Excello label in Nashville.  Unfortunately, their level of success was not so “Excello” so they parted company but the label kept the rights to their name so they needed a new one.  The group’s bass player had recently seen an old car in a repair shop and they thought the its name sounded right for them so they borrowed it.  The car was called Zodiac.  And so Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs reached number one on November 21st, 1960 with a song that clocked in at all of 1 minute and 37 seconds.  It’s Stay