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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

Edited by 20thStDad

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' I'm Telling You Now' by Freddie and the Dreamers. I don't even know who that is.

Out of curiosity I also looked up the date my divorce was final: Get Busy by Sean Paul. That's more like it!

Oy...

Boogie Oogie Oogie - Taste Of Honey

That just sounds funny. You're a disco baby!

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US: You are the sunshine of my life - Stevie Wonder

AUS: Top of the World - The Carpenters

UK: See my baby Jive - Wizzard

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US: Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel

UK: Wonderland - The Shadows

AUS: The Wanderer - Dion

Never heard a-one of them.

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US: Another Brick In The Wall (part ll) - Pink Floyd

UK: Working My Way Back To You - The Detroit Spinners

AUS: Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

'In the Year 2525' by Zager and Evans :blink:

That song kind of creeps me out!

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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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"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 :)

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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.

Edited by rsb320

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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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US and UK: "Bridge over Troubled Water," Simon and Garfunkel

Aus: "Let It Be," the Beatles.

The world needed some soothing tunes to deal with my screamin' and hollerin'.

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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

Edited by Porchman

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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.

Edited by TJones

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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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Not embarrassed to date myself. :lol: I can proudly say it was:

It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley!

It's now or never,

come hold me tight

Kiss me my darling,

be mine tonight

Tomorrow will be too late,

it's now or never

My love won't wait.

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

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

I believe it did. Streaking was all the rage back then.

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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.

Edited by cosmic08

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Tom Waits

not the day, I was born...I love all his music - "Hold On" reminds me of me...

answer: Stairway to Heaven!

Edited by Cali~girl

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Mine:

US: Get Back - Beatles

UK: Ballad of John and Yoko - Beatles

Wife:

US: He don't love you like I love you - Tony Orlando and Dawn

UK: Stand by your Man - Tammy Wynette

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'In the Year 2525' by Zager and Evans :blink:

This is my birthday song, too. I know the song, but never really listened to it. I'll put it on my list of things to do. Maybe I'll get some insight into myself. Eh, I doubt it...

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US: Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston

UK: The Chicken Song - Spitting Image

AUS: Chain Reaction - Diana Ross

Two Ladies and some puppets, nice! I'm pretty certain I've never heard any of the songs.

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'In the Year 2525' by Zager and Evans :blink:

I saw a few comments above about this song... I like it, though I heard the Visage cover first and didn't realize it was a cover for a long time. The cover is no less creepy.

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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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OK, who the hell is the clown who started this stupid post? What does this have to do with architecture, anyway? This person should be exiled from here, or at the least, tarred a feathered and run out of town on a rail!

US

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UK - "Back To Life (How Ever Do You Want Me)" - Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler

US - "Good Thing" - The Fine Young Cannibals

AUS - "The Look" - Roxette

Only heard the Back to life.... back to reality... back to life... Never heard the others before today.

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UK - Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany

US - Need You Tonight - INXS

AUS - Faith - George Michael

No way! I would have thought you were older... maybe I'm just immature. (Thank god Dalparadise ignored my posts).

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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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Not embarrassed to date myself. :lol: I can proudly say it was:

It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley!

Not that it matters but this was a big hit in Italian before Elvis really popularized it world wide. :D

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No way! I would have thought you were older... maybe I'm just immature. (Thank god Dalparadise ignored my posts).

Lol, nope I just turned 21 in January.

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I'll fess up to my age, because these are too fabulous not to share:

"Lady" -- Kenny Rogers (USA)

"The Tide Is High" -- Blondie (UK)

"More Than I Can Say" -- Leo Sayer (AUS)

:lol:

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

She sang the song 'Downtown'.

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