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The #1 song on the day you were born

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Dave Siff, Apr 19, 2001.

  1. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    I think someone may have posted something about this site before, but at the time, it wasn't working. It's back up now, so let's all check it out and post what the #1 song was on the day you were born.
    Mine was "Respect" by Aretha Franklin in the USA, and "Whiter Shade Of Pale" by Procol Harum in the UK.
  2. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Geez, guess what! The charts start in the mid 1950s. I was born during World War II. I imagine a Glenn Miller song or a Andrews Sisters song might have topped the charts then...IF there WERE charts then.

  3. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    #1 on Dec. 27th 1955
    Sixteen Tons
    Tennessee Ernie Ford
  4. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell in USA.
    Sailing by Rod Stewart in UK.

    I feel sick.
  5. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    In the tradition of Jennifer Lopez, can we call you J-Old? Okay, that was mean. J/K. :D :D :D

    Take heart, I'll take String of Pearls over Rhinestone Cowboy, any day of the week.
  6. 'Rock With You' by Michael Jackson!?! I don't even know how that song goes, nor do I want to.
  7. "Lean on Me" in the US and "Puppy Love" by Donny Osmond in the UK. You feel sick, Jazzbo? Me too. I think I'm going to shoot myself....:D
  8. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    the U.S. No.1 on the 12th July 1983 was... Every Breath You Take by The Police
    the U.K. No.1 on the 12th July 1983 was... Baby Jane by Rod Stewart
  9. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Now I don't like Brandy, but she did a great cover of that song no Quincy Jone's "Q's Jook Joint." Rock with You is a great R&B song, from Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall" album. It's definitely not the "Black or White" stuff you might be thinking of. And whenever Q's involved, it's gonna be good. :D
  10. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    On the 16th of November 1982...

    UK Number 1: I Don't Wanna Dance (Eddy Grant - never even heard it!)

    US Number 1: Up Where We Belong (Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes)

    I've also been told my father was listening to Car Wash by Rose Royce at the moment I was born, fact fans.
  11. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    <marquee>[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]LOVE LIFT US UP WHERE WE BELONG!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG][​IMG]</marquee>
  12. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    "Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis.
    Featured on the Aminal House soundtrack.

    Gawd I'm old :rolleyes:.

    `Spose I should be happy it weren't "Shama Lama Ding Dong".
  13. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    :eek: ... I Think I Love You by
    The Partridge Family

    LOL! :D
  14. :D That's almost worse than Donny Osmond. I feel your pain. :p
  15. i belive Revolver by the Beatles came out on the day i was born.

    April 20th 1966
  16. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Hey!! How come you get the good stuff???

  17. lump


    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    29 Sep 63

    "Blue Velvet" by Bobby Vinton.

    Blooooo VELLLLvet....

  18. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    Man, I pride myself in my musical history, but I've never heard of either of mine:

    US - "Sheila" by Tommy Roe
    UK - "I Remember You" by Frank Ifield

    How obscure! Now I know what set the tone for the rest of my life...
  19. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    My wife has 2 good ones: "Last Train To Clarksville" by the Monkees and "Reach Out I'll Be There" by the Four Tops.

  20. Cool site.

    I seem to have gotten off fairly well -

    In the UK = 'In The Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus) by Zager and Evans

    In the US = 'Honky Tonk Woman' by the Stones

    and that folks was number one on September 1st 1969!!



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