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Number Ones

Scott Miller's #1 (a #1 song with a story) airs weekday mornings at 8:25.  Fun feature I enjoy hosting.

This weekend is a #1 hits weekend.   Songs that hit #1 on the chart.  My kind of weekend.

Are you one of those that can remember where you were or what you were doing when songs came out?  Or what the year was?  Hats off if you even remember the season.

Songs that were at #1 this time of year, March 25th, 26th, and 27th!

1964 - She Loves You - The Beatles

1965 - Stop In The Name Of Love - The Supremes

1966 - The Ballad Of The Green Berets - Staff Sargent Barry Sadler

1967 - Happy Together - The Turtles

1968 - Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

1969 - Dizzy - Tommy Roe

1970 - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

1971 - Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

1972 - A Horse With No Name - America

1973 - Love Train - The O'Jays

1974 - Dark Lady - Cher

1975 - My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli

1976 - December 1963 - The Four Seasons

1977 - Rich Girl - Hall & Oates

1978 - Night Fever - The Bee Gees

1979 - Tragedy - The Bee Gees

1980 - Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd

1981 - Rapture - Blondie

1982 - I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

1983 - Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Just from that list, Isn't The Ballad Of The Green Berets one of the strangest #1 songs of the rock and roll era.  It was just so different.  Yet very, very moving.  And so was the artist Staff Sargent Barry Sadler different.  He wrote the song while recovering from an injury he received in Vietnam.  But his personal story took a strange turn years after he hit #1.

The Supremes had 12 #1's in their career.  No other female group came close.

The Beatles had 20 #1's.  No other group came close.

Janis Joplin was already dead when Me & Bobby McGee went to #1.  So was Otis Redding when he died in Madison.  Note to self:  I need to go and see the plaque that is on Lake Monona.

Blondie's Rapture was for many the first time they heard a rap song.

Frankie Vallie was at #1, exactly a year later, so was his group the Four Seasons.

Bee Gees were at #1 in consecutive years on this weekend too.

Many more stories all weekend long...and every morning at 8:25.  Say it with me now, "Scott Miller's Number One"

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03/23/2011 6:03AM
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