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101 #1 Song of The Day

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Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by a superstar who had 5 previous number ones in America but no chart topper in his own country. For that to happen he needed to bring in some outside help. That help came in the name of Pauline Matthews from Yorkshire England who was originally signed by Motown Records but after a few failed attempts at the charts she realized her destiny did not lie in Detroit, MI so she returned to Great Britain to resume her recording career closer to home. The superstar she teamed up with was getting fed up with fame (if not necessarily fortune) and was ready to retire from the music business to devote full time to soccer as president of the Watford Football Club. But his retirement was shortlived and a collaboration of the two signers was devised and the result was the superstar’s first number one in England – and during this week in August, 1976 it was number one in America also – Pauline Matthews had by this time changed her name to Kiki Dee and her collaborator was Elton John – Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart.

 

 

 


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Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was plagued in controversy. It wasn’t uncommon for this band to be controversial but this particular brand of controversy might surprise you – it was plagiarism! Things weren’t going too well for the group when they put today’s featured single together because of the frontman’s drinking problem; in fact, the drummer threatened to quit but the group wanted to put their album together so they started going through some of the singer’s older poems and found this one – which he wrote with a bandmate while watching a girl walk along Venice beach. It was when the music was added that the allegations came up that it was a rip off of the Kinks “All Day and All of the Night”. Interestingly enough, it was one of the composers who said “NO! That’s not the song we copied – it was Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love”! Well, the court thought Ray Davies of the Kinks needed to get paid royalties for The Doors’ “Hello, I Love You” – Number one on this day in 1968 and today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day. [Jose Feliciano’s cover of “Light My Fire” was in the top 5 at the same time]

 

 


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Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was the title cut to an album that started a feud between one of the band members and the daughter of a U.S. president.  She, at one time, was living with another member of the band, Bernie Leadon, and in an interview with the Las Vegas Sun newspaper about a song they had written together which was included on the album.   She was quoted as saying… (more…)


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Monday, August 3rd, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day came from an artist who’s pretty well-known for soundtrack songs and today’s featured single was one of them…it was the number three single of 1980 behind Blondie’s “Call Me” and Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” and stayed at number one for four weeks… (more…)


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Friday, July 31st, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was the final number one for a group that had 8 previous chart toppers in the U.S. and 15 top ten singles and it was quite a departure for the group because it was …dundundun – DISCO! It would be the first time the group would release a dance mix – and the writer called it a damn good disco record and said it was calculated to be one as it was heavily influenced by what was going on in the discos…the year was 1978 and Mick Jagger wrote the tune while jamming with Billy Preston. Here’s the Rolling Stones’ last U.S. number one song – “Miss You”

 


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Thursday, July 30th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by the very first artist signed by the Beatles’ Apple Records and he happened to be an American. He’d go on to have a huge career but this was his only number one hit. The song was written by Carole King who said that “It was one of those moments when I sat down at the piano and it wrote itself from some place other than me.” She was the opening act in the spring of 1971 for the artist you’re about to here who by this time had left England and Apple records but he was still working with the man who had signed him to Apple… (more…)


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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was written and recorded by a one time lounge singer who used the name Bill Martin to prove to the world he was more than a pop crooner. Up to this time he’d had several hits but this song came from an album that was specifically designed to “throw a rock at the image people had of (him.)” Not all the critics liked the result but the public sure did and it gave the man his first number one single. On July 29, 1980 he was using his given name – Billy Joel and this is the song “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me.”

 


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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was the title track to an album released on the Virgin records label – but BMI later added songwriting credit to Motown writers Holland-Dozier-Holland because it sounded a little too much like a 1966 Junior Walker song  – think you know from that what our featured single is?  (more…)


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Monday, July 27th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day was inspired when the artist was speaking to a stained glass class with his friend Garry and his girlfriend – he wanted to use Garry’s name in the song but decided he better change it – so he picked the name that he had on a football jersey he was wearing… (more…)


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Friday, July 24th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was the biggest hit recorded by a band that came to national prominence after they were signed to be regulars on Dick Clark’s daily afternoon music show. And no – it wasn’t American Bandstand. The series debuted in the summer of ‘65 (Where the Action IS) and the group went on to have nine top 20 hits before the decade was over…

Although they were primarily known as a sixties band, their biggest hit came in the seventies. It was also their last top 20 hit. It reached the top of the charts on July 24, 1971 for the group once known as Paul Revere and the Raiders but now shortened to “The Raiders” and the song: Indian Reservation.

 


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