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101 #1 Song of The Day

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day got it start in the bathroom – not because of the acoustics but because its writer and singer was making toilet seats at the time. (More on that next) He was a late bloomer who was working for Boeing manufacturing the fixtures for 747s when he got his first record contract at age 32… (more…)


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Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 by

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The 101 # 1 Song of the Day was a product of the “British Invasion” – not the one that began in 1964 – the other – much later one.  (more on that next)  This one was referred to as a “mini” invasion of the 80s.  With the new decade there came the new wave and bands from England were having a hard time gaining a foothold in the USA… (more…)


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Monday, July 6th, 2015 by

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The 101 #1 Song of the Day was the only number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the group who performed it – but it was the number one song of all of 1983. Hear the rest of the story and the song next (at 6:40) on 101 Gold. The song’s writer said the song is “very, very sinister and ugly and people have actually misinterpreted it as being a gentle little love song, when it’s quite the opposite.” It was anything but love in the studio while the group was recording it… (more…)


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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was the product of a Canadian who wrote his first song simply because he figured if other people could do it, so could he.  (And he did – one of his best is up next.) Although the thought didn’t even occur to him until he was about 17.  He showed some musical talent when he was quite a bit younger and at 11 he was asked by his school principal to sing over the PA system… (more…)


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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 by

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When today’s 101 number one song was sung on stage during a TV special in the 70’s the decade’s icon of coolness lost his cool and couldn’t perform.  (Find out what happened, next) Several celebrities were in the audience for the taping of a show that aired on NBC.  Today’s featured singer invited them to join him for the finale and they gladly obliged although one of them had to edited out… (more…)


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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day made the second largest leap to number one in the rock era.  It debuted on the Hot 100 at number 28 moved up to 15 the next week and wound up on top the following week on this day in 1966.  (It’s next)  One of the members of the group had written a book a couple of years earlier.  It was called “In His Own Write.”  … (more…)


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Monday, June 29th, 2015 by

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When the 101 number one song of the day got to the top, the group became the first artists of the rock era to have their first three chart releases reach number one.  (And it’s next)  The song listed its writing and production credits as “The Corporation” rather than give the actual people individual credit.  That was most likely due to the bitterness involved in the recent split with superstar writers and producers Holland Dozier Holland… (more…)


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Friday, June 26th, 2015 by

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Before today’s 101 number one song of the day there was rock music and there was folk music but after its release a whole new genre was created that influenced and spawned a generation of musicians and supergroups (more on that next) which included Crosby, Stills and Nash; the Eagles, the Flying Burrito Brothers and more.  The impetus for the change was electrifying a Bob Dylan song with a 12 string Rickenback guitar…

Jim McGuinn was inspired to get his first electric 12 string after he saw George Harrison play one in A Hard Day’s Night.  McGuinn formed a group with friends Gene Clark, David Crosby and others.  Oddly enough, the only member of the group you’re about to hear that actually recorded today’s featured song was McGuinn because of a lack of studio time.  Producer Terry Melcher – son of actress Doris Day – hired the best studio musicians of the day which included Glen Campbell and Leon Russell in order to hasten the process.  The result was the first folk rock song and a number one song for a new group which reached the top on June 26, 1965 for the Byrds “Mr Tambourine Man.”

 


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Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 Number one Song of the Day demoted a former band member of the artist’s from the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. It would be the only time any two members of that band would hold the #1 and #2 positions on the chart. The song and the album it was on were delayed because the artists was supposed to be produced by Phil Spector… (more…)


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Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day came along at just the right time for the artist who was facing lawsuits from former band members, he was going through a divorce and he almost went to jail for failure to pay child support. Still, he was reluctant to record the song because of its genre…he was on the Motown label and they wanted him to record a …DISCO song! Hear the rest of the story and the song at 6:40 on 101 Gold. He thought disco had no substance, but after his label mate, Diana Ross had a number one hit with a disco tune (Love Hangover) he finally caved and the song would become a big influence on Michael Jackson who used some of the lines from the song…

”let’s dance, let’s shout, get funky what it’s all about”…number one on this day in 1977 (Got To Give It Up – Marvin Gaye) …Blurred Lines clip Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke had to pay over 7 M to Gay’s children

 


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