Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by Mike McKay
Listen for the 101 # 1 Song of the Day Replay to win $30 worth of pizza from NY Pizza Slicehouse at 2001 E. Lohman in the Arroyo Plaza – by the slice or a great big pie to feed the whole family!
The 101 # 1 Song of the Day was written as a response to a response to a song done by the Rolling Stones but had trouble getting on the radio because programmers thought the female singer was too punk. That didn’t sit all well with her.
She said “I ain’t no punk rocker – I play rock and roll. And that’s the subject of the song. The writers said when they first heard “It’s Only Rock and Roll, but I Like it” they thought that while the Stones were not trying to be derogatory to the genre, the song was at least minimalizing its importance. And that’s how today’s 101 # 1 song of the day came to be. It was number one on March 27, 1982 for a girl who – like the song’s writers – loved Rock and Roll – it is Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (I Love Rock and Roll)