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What song was #1 on the day you were born.


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Have you ever done this?

Some people believe our lives are profoundly influenced by whatever pop song was #1 on the day we were born.

My number #1's are:

'You're So Vain' by Carly Simon in the US

'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool' by Little Jimmy Osmond in the UK

'Ben' by Michael Jackson in Australia

See which songs you get

http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/birthdayno1

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Oy...

US - Boogie Oogie Oogie - Taste Of Honey

UK - Dreadlock Holiday - 10cc

Aus - You’re The One That I Want – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (behind the US much? a year?)

and the wife...

US - Truly - Lionel Richie

UK - I Don't Wanna Dance - Eddy Grant

Aus - Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight

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Well, what's your song, Red? :D

Mr. Blue by The Fleetwoods. Lame. Not Mr. Blue Sky by ELO, or anything by Fleetwood Mac, or anything else tolerable. Never even heard of it.

Seeing all these "birthday songs" that were playing during my college years makes me feel old. Come on, Pop Muzik and Eddy Grant? Reminds me of the playlist at Cooters.

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Seeing all these "birthday songs" that were playing during my college years makes me feel old. Come on, Pop Muzik and Eddy Grant? Reminds me of the playlist at Cooters.

Ugh. No kidding. I'm trying not to dwell on the age thing. Hey, one of these young HAIFers could be your bastard love child from..............oops! better not go there! :lol:;)

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Seeing all these "birthday songs" that were playing during my college years makes me feel old. Come on, Pop Muzik and Eddy Grant? Reminds me of the playlist at Cooters.

Surely they're naming songs using their highschool graduation date. :huh:

For me, hs would be Call Me - Blondie.

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Wow, did the baby's (last year), and validated that I haven't listened to anything pop for a very long time. At least a decade.

UK - Leon Jackson - When You Believe (???)

US - No One - Alicia Keys (hey, at least I've heard of her. Not the song though)

Aus - Apologize - Timbaland featuring OneRepublic (????)

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Mr. Blue by The Fleetwoods. Lame. Not Mr. Blue Sky by ELO, or anything by Fleetwood Mac, or anything else tolerable. Never even heard of it.

The Fleetwoods did Come Softly. I've never heard Mr. Blue either

EDIT: Now I've got Come Softly stuck in my head. (Dum-Dum. This Song is so Dumb-be-dooby-dumb)

Seeing all these "birthday songs" that were playing during my college years makes me feel old.

It's that milestone you're approaching, Red. :D

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Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

I can't even stand to LOOK at Garfunkel ! He gives me the Heebadee Jeebees!

Let It Be - The Beatles

At least a little better in Australia at the time for me.

My wife on the other hand, has one of my alltime FAVORITE songs, and really says alot about her.

Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In - 5th Dimension

Red, you have heard Mr.Blue. Garth Brooks did a cover of it, years back.

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"My Sharona" - The Knack

I've always associated that song with "Reality Bites" - I knew it was older, but guess I was a little too young to enjoy it the first time it was a hit :)

LOL...I just did my g'fs: "The Streak" - Ray Stevens

She was not impressed. Did that song actually hit #1??

May-December relationship spotted.

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Yes, I'm a child of the 80s :D

"Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes

Also on my b-day, but in 1993, Meatloaf's "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" was #1. That song makes me giggle for some reason when I hear it.

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US: Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston

I'm pretty certain I've never heard any of the songs.

I'm pretty certain that the Bushmen in the Kalahari have heard "Greatest Love of All". I think it was the theme to our prom...

Anyhow, I couldn't find a Whitney Houston version, but here's a take on it by Randy Watson (and his band, Sexual Chocolate)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoS8j9eNMZU

(song starts at 1:00)

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Mr. Blue by The Fleetwoods. Lame. Not Mr. Blue Sky by ELO, or anything by Fleetwood Mac, or anything else tolerable. Never even heard of it.

Seeing all these "birthday songs" that were playing during my college years makes me feel old. Come on, Pop Muzik and Eddy Grant? Reminds me of the playlist at Cooters.

I remember Mr. Blue. The last time I heard it was on National Lampoons Vacation right before Clark wakes up and realizes he's been sleep driving. Call me Mr. Blue.

My song is Young Love by Tab Hunter.

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Have you ever done this?

Some people believe our lives are profoundly influenced by whatever pop song was #1 on the day we were born.

My number #1's are:

'You're So Vain' by Carly Simon in the US

'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool' by Little Jimmy Osmond in the UK

'Ben' by Michael Jackson in Australia

See which songs you get

http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/birthdayno1

My Love by Petula Clark. WTF? and Who is she?

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