Pet of the Week

101 #1 Song of The Day

Win a $25 Certificate to dine at Ghengis Grill!

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 by

Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day, Your Morning Show

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.

 

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 women who were discovered by the famed production and writing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. They came across a song that was written for the Ronettes by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector. Leiber and Stoller wanted to have their new trio record the song but Phil Spector objected to the idea. No matter – they went ahead with their plan anyway and it became a huge hit – sitting atop the American charts on June 4, 1964 for the – Dixie Cups (Chapel of Love)


Crusin In Cruces

Win a $25 Certificate for great food at the Ghengis Grill

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 by

Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day, Your Morning Show

June 3rd, 2014: The 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 rock and roll royalty.

 

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 rock and roll royalty.  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. A producer at Atlantic Records – Jerry Wexler – was sure she’d connect with the public if only she abandoned the Broadway stuff and return to her roots in gospel music. It was that kind of style and energy that would unleash her rather remarkable vocal powers and get her the respect she deserved. And as it just so happens, the late great Otis Redding had written just the right song that would complete the transformation from show tune singer to the person who would become the Queen of Soul. And so it is…the 101 number one song of the day rose to the top of the charts on June 3, 1967 for Aretha Franklin. (Respect)

 

 


Kids Kare PC

Win a $25 Gift Certificate to Ghengis Grill with the Replay

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 by

Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day, Your Morning Show

June 2, 2014: 101 number one song of the day was a surprise hit for everyone involved but mostly for the person who sang it. In fact, after it was recorded, she never expected to hear it again.

 

101 number one song of the day was a surprise hit for everyone involved but mostly for the person who sang it. In fact, after it was recorded, she never expected to hear it again. It was a demo she did for music legend Quincy Jones who, at the time, had yet to achieve that vaunted status. He was a staff producer for Mercury Records who happened to hear today’s featured artist during her band’s very first paying gig. He liked what he heard and asked her to come in and lay down a couple of tracks but expectations were not very high. In fact, she was told that record companies often let these things sit on the shelf indefinitely. But as it so happened, one of the songs she recorded that day was about to be released by a rival record company and so Mercury rushed her single out to radio stations in NYC. A mere six days after she sang the song for the first time, she heard it on one of those stations and she almost drove off the road. It was then offered for wide release and it quickly climbed the charts. It arrived at the top on June 1, 1963 and became Quincy Jones first number one song. And the seventeen year old who recorded it, found herself with many more paying gigs from that time on. Here’s your 101 number one song of the day for Leslie Gore. “It’s My Party”


Double Your Dollars

Win tickets to see Grammy Winner Melissa Manchester

Friday, May 30th, 2014 by

Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day, Your Morning Show

May 30, 2014: 101 number one song of the day was described by its creator as “happy and sad” at the same time. What he actually said was, “the song was a happy accident, because I was so damned sad.”

 

101 number one song of the day was described by its creator as “happy and sad” at the same time. What he actually said was, “the song was a happy accident, because I was so damned sad.”  He was singing in a small club in Alabama at the time but one night, after he had just been dumped by his girlfriend, he could not bring himself to sing his regular repertoire of Beatles and Smokey Robinson songs. So he asked his bassist Cameron Lewis and organist Arthur Wright to play something in any key. With that, he proceeded to pour his heart out in song right there on stage. The result would become a number one song and a huge payday for Lewis and Wright who were given complete writing credit by a very generous Percy Sledge. It was number one on May 30th, 1966 – “When a Man Loves a Woman”


2014 First American Bank - Personal Loans

Win tickets to see Melissa Manchester at Alto Theatre in Spencer, NM

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 by

Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day, Your Morning Show

May 29, 2014: 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.

 

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. She did not have a role in the second movie but was happy to help write and perform the title song which was number one on May 29th, the 1983 and went on to win the Academy Award for the year’s best song in a movie – Flashdance – it’s Irene Cara – and the second title “oh what a feeling.”


Hometown Headlines w/ Brad Barrett

Win tickets to see Melissa Manchester at Spencer Theatre in Alto, NM

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 by

Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day, Your Morning Show

May 28, 2014: The 101 number one song of the day was the first released by its band’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.

The 101 number one song of the day was the first released by its band’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.  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 as well as referring to Mexican heroin. The vocals were somewhat scrambled following the advice of Fats Domino who once said, “You should never sing the words out very clearly.” In any event it was clearly destined to be a hit and on May 30, 1971 it was the number one song in America – for the Rolling Stones “Brown Sugar.”


2014 First American Bank - Checking

Win tickets to see Melissa Manchester at Spencer Theatre in Alto, NM

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 by

Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day, Your Morning Show

May 27, 2014: It 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 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. But then one of the songs they had recorded became a top three single so the band’s leader and creative force called him up and after some persuasion got him to quit school and rejoin the group. When he did he got to sing lead on one of their biggest hits and on May 27, 1965 it was number one in America. The convincer was Brian Wilson; the convincee was Al Jardine and here’s the 101 number one song of the day – “Help Me Rhonda”


Loyal Listeners Club

101 # 1 Song of the Day, May 23. 2014

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 by

Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day, Your Morning Show

The 101 number one song of the day, recorded by one Ernest Kador, Jr was certainly enjoyed by a lot of people but decidedly unpopular with one segment of American society.  Which Segment? The answer is in the title.

 

Listen for the Replay to win your FREE pair of tickets to see “The Jersey Boys” at the Plaza Theatre in El Paso.

 

The 101 number one song of the day, recorded by one Ernest Kador, Jr was certainly enjoyed by a lot of people but decidedly unpopular with one segment of American society.  As far as which segment…the answer is in the title.  The song earned a place in rock history by the spreading the gospel piano of the New Orleans sound as championed by Allen Toussaint the song’s writer and producer. The singer was having marital problems and he felt that one person was mostly to blame and that’s why he was anxious to record the song that was number one on May 23, 1961 for the now renamed Ernie K. Doe – and the person he felt was the root of his domestic troubles:   Mother in Law


2014 First American Bank - Our Business

101 # 1 Song of the Day – May 22, 2014

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 by

Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day, Your Morning Show

Only two human beings on the planet have ever shared label billing with the Beatles. The first was Tony Sheridan, The other is involved in today’s 101 number one song of the Day.

Listen for the Replay to win your pair of tickets to see “The Jersey Boys” at the Plaza Theatre in El Paso.

 

Only two human beings on the planet have ever shared label billing with the Beatles. The first was Tony Sheridan, and only by virtue of the fact that long before they were popular, the Beatles had backed him up on several tracks.  The other is involved in today’s 101 number one song of the Day.   He was an American keyboard player. It was totally unexpected. “It was something,” he said, “that I could have never asked for or no manager could negotiate, just something they felt for me.” Many people have been called the fifth Beatle, but if anyone truly deserves the title, it’s Billy Preston – and that brings us to the number one song on May 22, 1969 and today’s 101 number one song of the day – the Beatles and Billy Preston “Get Back.”


Song of The Day

101 # 1 Song of the Day – May 21, 2014

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 by

Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day, Your Morning Show

The 101 number one song of the day was the big payoff for a group that struggled for years after they lost their record deal and their name right around the same time.

 

Listen for the Replay to win your pair of tickets to see “The Jersey Boys” at the Plaza Theatre in El Paso.

 

101 number one song of the day was the big payoff for a group that struggled for years after they lost their record deal and their name right around the same time.

The quintet was formed in Chicago in 1960 and were signed by Mercury. Their first single, “Pots and Pans” 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. They added a “C” in front of their old name in a nod to their hometown. And they continued to perform – and struggle. Finally, in the seventies they began to click and on May 21, 1972, their perseverance paid off with the number one song in America. Their old name, by the way, was the “Hi-Lites” but with the addition of the “C” they became the Chi-lites and this is the 101 number one song of the day (Oh Girl)


Home Instead Senior Care

Who’s On the Air?

KVLC-TV

KVLC-TV

Events

Live Broadcasts

P.O.T.W.

Pet of the Week

Events

Public Service Announcements

Now Playing

Request a song

Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Artist

Song

Message

 I am at least 18 years old (required)

Captcha

captcha
Enter the characters above here:

Facebook


Metal Depot