On this day in 1970 “Whole Lotta Love” reaches #4 in the US, the highest Led Zeppelin will ever chart on the Hot 100. Most of their songs, including “Stairway To Heaven,” were never released as singles.

The Ohio Players’ “Love Rollercoaster” hits #1 on this day in 1976. If you remember, there was an audible scream heard in the song and for years, people thought someone had actually been murdered during the recording of the song. That was not the case, it’s just one of the band members, but they let the urban legend live and push sales of the song.

On this day in 1981, Blondie hits No.1 with “The Tide Is High,” the group’s third US No.1, also a No.1 in the UK.

Since we are getting close to Super Bowl Sunday, let’s do a couple of Super Bowl tidbits. On this day in 1993, it was Garth Brooks singing the National Anthem and Michael Jackson rocking the halftime show at Super Bowl XXVII. The Dallas Cowboys won that one and on this day in 1999 it was Cher with the National Anthem and Stevie Wonder with the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXIII.

On this day in 2010, Taylor Swift and Beyonce sweep the Grammy Awards with record-breaking wins. Earning Album of the Year for Fearless at age 19, Swift is the youngest artist to ever win the award. Beyoncé wins six out of ten nominations – including Song of the Year for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) ” – giving her the most wins in one night of any female artist.

This years halftime show performer, Justin Timberlake, is turning 37 today and K.C. from the Sunshine Band is 67. 

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