Friday, August 01, 2008

The Birth Day Song

Here's a fun Friday afternoon activity for you via my pal Lois in Cali: this Web site tells you what the No. 1 song in America was on the day you were born. My brother had gotten me a framed copy of the cover of the June 8, 1967, New York Times for Christmas, so I already knew what the top story was (ISRAELIS ROUT THE ARABS -- gee, sound familiar?). And I knew that "In the Heat of the Night" robbed "The Graduate" of the Oscar for Best Picture of '67. But I did not know until now that Aretha Franklin's "Respect," was the No. 1 song the day I was born. I'm happy with my "result" because it's a genuine classic. Imagine if you'd been born June 8, 1992 when "Jump" by Kris Kross ruled the airwaves!


Anonymous said...

Is it a coincidence that I turned out to be a homo and June 9, 1984's song was "Time After Time" By Cyndi Lauper? Either way, I'll take it.

Anonymous said...

Oh, to be born in the midst of disco fever. The #1 song on June
8, 1977:

"I'm Your Boogie Man" by K.C. & the Sunshine Band.

Anonymous said...

Very cool. Used to be very interested in the charts, and have a Joel Whitburn Top Hits book I bought about 20 years ago.

From looking at this list, I can see that I got disconnected rather quickly from the "current" music scene about 15 years ago. Before that, I recognize about every title on the list. After that, there are few that I know. I don't think it is all me - I think the business changed some also.

Or maybe it is just me.