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101 #1 Song of The Day

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Thursday, June 4th, 2015 by

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The 101 #1 Song of the day is next – In the first six months of 1964 only one American group had a number one song in the U.S. (as to which group that was – the answer might surprise you – the 101 number one song of the day is next)  They were three black women who were discovered by the famed production and writing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller… (more…)


Nugget of Knowldege

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 by

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101 number one song of the day was instrumental in transforming a woman who had spent six years going nowhere while recording show tunes into soul royalty.  (It’s Next)  She had been under contract to Columbia Records where lush orchestral arrangements did nothing to take her considerable talents and turn her into a star… (more…)



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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day invites you to heaven and it started out with a Jamaican reggae instrumental call “The Liquidator”…and it’s performed by a family act that dropped the last letter of their last name – hear the rest of the story and the song next on 101 Gold. The family act impressed the likes of Bob Dylan who said he would think about them while he sat in his desk at school – he called them deep and mysterious…the group was formed by the family’s patriarch who worked in steel mills and meat packing plants in Chicago – their first public performance was at the church where their uncle Chester was the pastor… (more…)


Pet of the Week

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Monday, June 1st, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was written by a member of the singer’s back up band on the last day of 1973 – which happened to be the singer’s 30th birthday. The story is he wrote it WHILE he was driving from his home in Aspen to L.A. John Martin Sommers said he was just feeling pretty good about things in his life at the time…hear the rest of the story next on 101 Gold. it was included on an album in 1974 but it wasn’t until it was released as a live version the following year that it shot to number one… (more…)



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Friday, May 29th, 2015 by

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The 101 Number One Song of the Day was an Oscar winning song with a title that doesn’t appear anywhere in the lyrics so they gave it a second title.  (That’s next) It was written and performed by a woman whose two biggest hits were title songs to movie.  In the first she had a prominent role in the movie which went on to be a TV show although she did not play that part when it went to the small screen.  But the movie role made her an international star… (more…)


Crusin In Cruces

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Thursday, May 28th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was the first release from the artist’s self titled album and it was controversial – but no one was really sure what it was about – so the question remained just who should be offended.  (more on that next)  It was recorded in December 1969 at the famous studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama by a band once reviled as too scruffy and dirty for decent folk, but by the turn of the decade they became the ruling rock elite, gentlemen of leisure and members of the Jet Set.  The first record released on their own label was simultaneously interpreted as a racist, sexist slur …or was it referring to Mexican heroin?!!? … (more…)



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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by

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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… (more…)


Double Your Dollars

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by

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We get some Mouth to Mouth with the 101 #1 Song of the Day today…that was the name of the album it came from! And the song held a record for being #1 in more countries than any other song from 1980 to 2005! It had hit number one in 28 different nations. It wasn’t until Madonna’s “Hung Up” hit #1 in 41 different countries in 2005 that the record fell. When the song was written, the one hit wonder group lived in Minneapolis but they had dreams of moving to the Big Apple, where they could “keep moving”… (more…)



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Friday, May 22nd, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day comes from an artist whose name is reflected in his appearance and it was because of his appearance that he was forced to take special education classes in Beaumont, Texas, where he was born. The song got its name because it was chopped up and pieced back together …and ended up a lot different than its original incarnation and it was actually never even intended to be on the album – it was added at the last minute on a whim…hear the rest of the story and the song next on 101 Gold. The performer in question said the song, originally titled “The Double Drum Song”, had a monster-like, lumberingbeat… (more…)


Hometown Headlines w/ Brad Barrett

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Thursday, May 21st, 2015 by

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The 101 #1 song of the day was a big payoff for a group that struggled for years after they lost their record deal and their name right around the same time.  (It’s next)  The quintet was formed in Chicago in 1960 and were signed by Mercury.  Their first single, “Pots and Pots” failed to clean up.  They were dropped from the label and had to relinquish the name they were using because another group had first claim to it… (more…)



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