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101 #1 Song of The Day

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Friday, April 17th, 2015 by

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The 101 #1 Song of the Day is a song that would be the third of SIX consecutive number one songs for the group that wrote it…and that would tie a record by the Beatles – it would also end up on a movie soundtrack in 1977. The movie’s producer wanted to tell the story of the New York disco club scene and he asked the group to write a song called Saturday Night…but they thought that was dumb – and they already had a song started which you’re about to hear. It would end up displacing their brother at the top of the Billboard chart and would later itself be toppled by one of their songs sung by someone else… (more…)


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Thursday, April 16th, 2015 by

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The 101 #1 Song of the Day is probably known more by its opening line than its actual title. And it was described by one of the singers of the group that performed it as “not even close to their best record – but maybe one of their most honest.” The song, which was written by Hoyt Axton, is coming up next on 101 Gold. Two of the band’s singers rejected the tune when Hoyt performed it for them but the third thought the silly song was just what the band needed to bring them back together as a working unit… (more…)



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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day wasn’t actually one song at all – it was more like two halves of two different songs and there was an internal struggle to bring those both halves together.  (How it happened and the result is coming up next)  The first part was an introduction piece to a musical and the group that took it to the top saw it performed on stage and immediately wanted to record it.  Their producer, Bones Howe, was not impressed saying, “it’s only a half a song.”  (more…)


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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by

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…it was the biggest adult contemporary hit for the queen of soul – pretty surprising considering her long list of hits…but for the song you’re about to hear, she wasn’t alone. It’s arguably one of the more odd pairings in pop – find out who she teamed up with in 1987 to get a number one single…next on 101 Gold. It had always been the male artist’s ambition to sing with Aretha Franklin and once he had a couple of number ones under his belt – (more…)



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Monday, April 13th, 2015 by

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The 101 Number one Song of the Day would be the second #1 hit for a pair that would go on to much more success from here. It was considered the song that confirmed the start of their sustained run as one of America’s top selling acts. And the writer says Eddie Van Halen copied it to use in the song “Jump”! You’ll be able to see if you can hear the similarity next on 101 Gold. … (more…)


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Friday, April 10th, 2015 by

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101 Number One Song of the Day almost never got written at all because the writers thought it was just a copy of something they already did.  (More about that in just moments)  The duo of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil were asked by producer Phil Spector to come up with a follow-up song for the pair of artists who had taken another one of their songs to the top.  They started writing the song you’re about to hear and then stopped.  Too much like the other song, they said.  So the project was abandoned.  (more…)



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Thursday, April 9th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day comes from the group that has been called “the largest selling quartet in the history of recorded music.”  If you think you know exactly who this fabulous foursome is – you’re probably wrong.  (They’re coming up next.)  But we’ll get back to that in just a moment.  Most international artists would be thrilled to have an American track record that included a number one song, three other top 10 hits and nine additional singles that made the top 30.  But the members of this group consider America to be their only failure.  (more…)


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Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 by

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It was the first of two singles to be released from a 1984 movie soundtrack – hear the rest of the story and the song next on 101 Gold… they both became #1…and the song you’re about to hear was ultimately ranked as the number 4 song of that year. It won a grammy for song of the year. It’s been covered by artists ranging from the cast of Glee to Weird Al Yankovic to Alvin and the Chipmunks. (more…)



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Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 by

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The song had been a top 5 hit once before in 1969 but British entertainer Jonathan King dramatically re-arranged it and released it in England with minor success in 1972.  The head of A & R of EMI in Sweden heard the song and decided to encourage one of his groups – the aforementioned Bjorn and the Blablus to record it for themselves.  They did and when it became a hit in their own country they decided to try the American market and it easily surpassed the original version by landing at number one on April 6, 1974.

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Monday, April 6th, 2015 by

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First of all – the record topped the greatest monopoly of Billboard Magazine’s top five: all five songs belonged to the same artist.  Secondly, it established the greatest monopoly of the Top 100 with a total of ten singles on the charts at the same time.  Third, the biggest leap to number one – from number 27.  Fourth, Most consecutive number ones which at the time was three in a row. And finally, the Largest Advance Sale with orders of 2.1 million records.  (more…)



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