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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was written by the most successful songwriter of all time. He was asked if any of the many different characters created for those songs were real. He said that the character featured in today’s chart topper was a real live relative of his.  While people such as “Michelle,” Eleanor Rigby, Lady Madonna and others were figments of his imagination, there was a man he knew who used to quote the bible to everyone when he got drunk. He used to read from the bible to make those quotes and it was the only time he read the bible…

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Crusin In Cruces

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day is the title track to our featured artist’s 13th studio album. Recording sessions for the album spanned over three years from 1970 to 1973 and the result was sex icon status for the singer. Interestingly enough, it was originally conceived by a man who just got out of rehab for alcohol abuse and it was written with a religious theme – (more…)


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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was written by Barry Gibb but recorded as a solo by the former lead singer of an American group and it became the second # 1 song from the soundtrack of a very successful movie. The film was based on a Broadway musical which celebrated the sound of the 50’s but this was the late 70s so the producers asked Barry Gibb to come up with something more contemporary for the title song. He and his brothers, Robin and Maurice, had just been enjoying their huge success with their Saturday Night Fever album which had become the best selling soundtrack of all time…

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Monday, August 31st, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day made Bob Dylan really mad! Because he had recorded a version and after the group you’re about to hear released their version, Bob’s was referred to as a cover…it’s not a song written by Dylan –

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Friday, August 28th, 2015 by

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his name. Who did he become? Barry White

Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day almost didn’t become a #1 because “Every Breath You Take” by The Police hogged up the top spot for eight straight weeks in 1983…today’s featured single was stuck at #2 but it hung on long enough to move up when the time came partly because of the singers’ androgynous look in the music video…

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Song of The Day

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Thursday, August 27th, 2015 by

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The 101 #1 Song of the Day was intended for the Temptations – but Motown execs thought it might be too controversial for some of their more conservative fans and so they gave it to one of their “second stringers”…an artist they picked up when they bought his label Ric-Tic in 1968…

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Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was a mixed blessing for the one time bar band that got its start at New Jersey’s Rutgers University. People who liked the song usually didn’t like the concert the group performed. It was written by group leader Elliott Lurie about a former high school friend of his whose name was Randy although that name never worked quite right in the actual song…

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Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was co-written and sung by a guy who once scored a perfect 800 score on his math SATs.  The son of a NYC MD, he intended to become an engineer and he enrolled at Cornell but soon he was spending more time on music than his studies and while hitchhiking across the country to San Francisco he taught himself to play the harmonica… (more…)


Crusin In Cruces

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Monday, August 24th, 2015 by

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Today’s 101 #1 Song of the Day dates back to at least the early 1900’s – it’s a folk song that was first recorded for sure in 1939 and it was released on Victor records at that time in Mexico. It became a top 50 hit in the 50’s and then shot to number one when it was covered for a movie soundtrack, it’s a Mexican folk song that originated in the state of Veracruz and included Spanish, indigenous and African musical elements…it became popular in Mexican nightclubs in the 40’s and when it became a #1 song in 1987… (more…)


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Friday, August 21st, 2015 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was the ninth try for a group of girls signed by Motown. Their 8 previous attempts all failed on the charts and the other artists on the label had started making fun of their inability to produce a hit. Today’s featured song was written for the Marvellettes but lead singer Gladys Horton said, “no way am I gonna sing any junk like!” The song was passed around down the line until it was offered to the group you’re about to hear and because they were low down on the totem pole… (more…)


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