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Rod Stewart

Controversial Rod Stewart song became so popular that BBC was forced to air it

Today's Morning Edition music is from Rod Stewart with "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" which was number one on the Billboard pop chart 40 years ago today. At first the BBC wouldn't play the song on the radio because of the suggestive nature of some of the lyrics, but it was so popular they eventually let it on the air. The song would end up at the top of the charts for eight weeks in the U.S.