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Number one the day you were born?

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Subject: Number one the day you were born?
From: freightdawg
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 07:34 PM

Found this on another site. Will reveal what was #1 on my day of arrival in a later post...


blicky


Freightdawg


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 07:43 PM

It says, "If you were born before these dates, try your life's theme song which is the No.1 on your 18th birthday."
Small consolation.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Peace
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 08:03 PM

Tell me about it . . . .


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: kendall
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 08:34 PM

The number one hit on the day after my birth was "Cocktails for two" Duke Ellington.

If you were born before 1950, google and type in headlines on (your birth date)


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 09:27 PM

I've always rather suffered because the song "Linda" (which came out in March, 1947) was so popular when I was born a year later - maybe not still #1, but right up there... Because every parent seemed to love this gooey sentimental song, half of my girl elementary school classmates were named Linda.

When I took my present job, 3/5ths of the women in my small (7-person) office were named "Linda" or "Lynda". I have to use an assumed name at work to keep things straight.

But--thanks to this thread - I've just found a website explaining the song... turns out the 5-year-old Linda it was written for grew up to become Linda McCartney--so, pretty neat after all! The Story Behind The Song

And I find that there's even an organization, L.I.N.D.A. Club (Linda Involved In Network Development Association), made up originally of Lindas who got named this as a direct result of the song. They are preparing for their 20th convention. Maybe I'll join!...

--Linda (but "Lirit" at work) Goodman


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: GutBucketeer
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 10:28 PM

I was Number 1 on the day I was born. At least in San Angelo Texas on 1/1/1955. My twin brother was Number 2. He tries harder.

JAB


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 10:34 PM

Hmmm - The Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr. Who would have guessed?

Dan Schatz


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 10:41 PM

Well, one thing says their charts don't start until 1955 and the other says 1952 on the same page, I am in between, so go figure. If I do the 18th b-day thing, it says Bobbie McGee by Janis Joplin. If I do my birthdate and click on the UK flag, it is "She wears red feathers" by Guy Mitchell!

The earliest pop song I remember is "Catch a falling star."

According to Billboard's top singles, the nearest one to my birthday is "how much is that doggie in the window" by Patti Page. I remember that one, too.:-)


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: freightdawg
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 11:25 PM

Okay, so mine is "Don't Break the Heart that Loves You" by Connie Francis (USA) and "Wonderland" by The Shadows (UK).

According to their life's theme song it is "Another Brick in the Wall" (part II) by Pink Floyd.

I am sadly clueless about all three songs.

(head hanging mournfully)

Freightdawg


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Cruiser
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 11:32 PM

Wikipedia has the best listing of Number-Ones I have found on the web. I have 11 of Joel Whitburn's books and Wikipedia may put him out of business for Top Hits lists.

Wikipedia List of Number-One Hits 1940 to 2006


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: number 6
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 11:36 PM

Thanks for that Cruiser ... interesting, one of my favourite songs (to listen to, and play) was number 1 when I was born ... that's the Tennessee Waltze.

biLL


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Cruiser
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 11:51 PM

Darn bill, I am a year or less older than you. Tennessee Waltz is also one of my favorites and I remember it as a litte kid at 5 or 6 years old.

My song was "Cruising Down the River" Must be where I got my handle Cruiser, Not!

I just listened to a clip of "Cruising" from 1949 and it is not a memorable song although 2 version charted at number 1 for 7 weeks each! Poor music tastes way back then. I certainly do not remember it. I'll have to ask my old lady...


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Metchosin
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 12:12 AM

Well Jeez, considering that my life's theme song for my 18th turns out to be the House of the Rising Sun, I think I will try kendall's suggestion. LOL


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 12:29 AM

On Wikipedia I get 'Till the end of time' and on my 18th birthday it was 'You'll never walk alone'
Interesting!
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Metchosin
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 12:42 AM

Cruiser, Cruising Down the River was one of the songs we always sang around family campfires. May not be a great song, but certainly, great memories. Mine from Wikipedia was To Each His Own by the Inkspots. Wow, I'd forgotten about that cut until I listened to at emusic. I loved those guys.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 03:03 AM

Oh yuk! Being born too early, I tried my 18th. It was "Sugar sugar" by the Archies!!

Mind you, I was in Australia then so perhaps it doesn't count. I wonder what the number 1 in Oz was then?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 03:04 AM

I just thought...that was a particularly inapt title given that I am now diabetic!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: GUEST, Topsie
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 05:07 AM

I am suspicious of anyone on the internet trying to find out my date of birth (as I am of mail order firms who offer me the chance of a £100 prize in a 'lucky birthday' prize draw, they are just trying to fill in details on their databases}.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Scrump
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 06:01 AM

Blimey, I can't remember what was number one the day I was born - it's too long ago. I'm not even sure if my folks had a radio back then.

:-)


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Scoville
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 10:11 AM

"Undercover Angel" by Alan O'Day.



Never heard of the song OR the artist. Go figure.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Cruiser
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 10:47 AM

Okay, I listened to the full version of Cruising... and it does have a nice upbeat old-fashioned waltz beat (3/4 meter) and it reminds me of songs I've heard on Lawrence Welk (yeah, I like LW)

Gee Metchosin, I didn't realize you were That old! (JK)


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: lesblank
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 11:07 AM

Number one on my birth date was something by either Georg Fredreich Handel or Johann Sebastian Bach !!!!


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Metchosin
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 11:08 AM

Oh, I'm That old all right. LOL Thanks for reminding me......


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Metchosin
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 11:10 AM

But I'll never be old enought to be a Lawrenece Welk fan.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Scrump
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 11:37 AM

Just think - there must be some folk around who were born on the day when Shaddup Your Face or Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep was number one.

There's always someone worse off than you - that makes me feel better for being so old ;-)


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Jeanie
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 01:50 PM

Cruiser: Some extra information for you about the song "Cruising Down the River (on a Sunday afternoon)": it was the prizewinning song in a BBC Radio "Write A Song" competition, written by two former music hall performers Elie Beadell and Ena Dayne. More about them here

Number 1 hit when I was born was "I Believe" by Frankie Laine. That's a good one.

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 02:00 PM

No idea what was "Top Of The Pops" in July 1947. buton the afternnon of the day I was born my mother went to the pictures to see White Cargo with Hedy Lamarr and Walter Pigeon. The week after she told me this (when I was in my 40s) the film was on tv.
It's my thread drift and I'll woffle if I want to.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Cruiser
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 02:22 PM

Jeanie:

Thank you for that link. I am always, often relentlessly, interested in the derivation of songs as I am with word etymologies.

After listening to the full song on Rhapsody, reading more about, and how others have remembered it, I am starting to like it!

Excerpt for the link:

"As Ena could not write music her name did not appear on the composer and as result she was not entitled to any royalties,. However for many years Elie passed a share of the royalties on to Ena believing that only fair. Nellie Tollerton (who had appeared at least once on the same music hall bill as Ena) apparently also knew Elie and could read music and wrote down the melody and it was her name that appeared as co writer."

Interesting…


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Joybell
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 04:33 PM

OK. "Walk Right In" for my eighteenth birthday. Now to try the other method.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: GUEST,pattyClink.
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 04:50 PM

The Wayward Wind, Gogi Grant

Always did love to travel & move....this is better than astrology.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 04:54 PM

According to Wikipedia, top of the charts on my birthday in 1948 was the "Woody Woodpecker Song". ??!!? What'd they do, dance to it? Six weeks! Artist, Kay Kayser.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Cruiser
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 05:10 PM

Uh Linda, it could have been "Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer" and you could have been predestined to become a drunk.

As it stands now, the worst someone could call you is a "peckerwood", at least in the Southern U.S.

I never quite got the WWS and would not be caught dead trying to sing it. I guess those simpler times required simpler songs.

I can't wait until someone shows up born under "The Witch Doctor" song. April to May 1958

"Oo ee, oo ah ah, ting tang, walla walla bing bang"


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Fliss
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 05:29 PM

Some Enchanted Evening Perry Como 4th Aug 1949. Mum liked Perry Como but I wasnt impressed when I first saw him on TV.

All You Need Is Love - The Beatles on my 18th Birthday in 1967. Beatles are my all time fav group.

Earliest songs I remember are 'Green Door' and 'Red Sails in the Sunset'.

My aunt always said I needed an 'Old fashioned millionaire' (JUST AN OLD FASHIONED GIRL- Eartha Kitt. Ive never found one!

Woody Woodpecker Song -- Uncle Mac used to play it on 'Childrens Favourites' on BBC radio.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Don Firth
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 05:38 PM

I kept getting "Information Not Available." Maybe later.

I don't know the name of the No. 1 hit song on the day I was born, but I think it consisted of several big, hairy guys grunting a lot and banging rocks together.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Cruiser
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 05:44 PM

Don, the Wikipedia will work:

Wikipedia List of Number-One Hits 1940 to 2006


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: M.Ted
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 06:12 PM

As a birthday gift for my wife, I created a mix CD of all forty of the top forty hits on her birthday. Just to make it more special, I got the playlist from the Top Forty station in her home town(it was a bit different from the Billboard Chart)--

It was a lot of work gathering all that stuff up, but I was excited at her response to this "blast from the past"--and, of course, I was delighted to be listening to many songs that I had not heard since I was a child--

Number One, her birthweek, was Sheb Wooley"s "The Purple People Eater". "Witch Doctor" fell in at Number Six. A droll and little remembered instrumental, "Cha Cha Hua Hua", fell in at two or three, fighting it out with the teen death ballad, "Endless Sleep". Renato Corazone's "Torrero", which, if you don't remember, you can probably imagine, was in there, along with The Champs follow up to "Tequila", "El Rancho Rock". The Four Preps "Big Man", and "Yackity YaK" were in there as well.

My wife, who was expecting something romantic, was totally appalled.

She did not remember, and may never have even heard most of this stuff, because it was popular only during the first waking moments of her life. I am older, and, now at least, a bit wiser.

In retrospect, I should have gone with my first impulse, which was to collect the top forty from the week she graduated high school--at least she would have recognized the songs.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 06:14 PM

Cool!! I get 'You really got me babe' by the Kinks... sort of pattern for life really!

LTS


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 06:47 PM

"Help Me, Rhonda" by the Beach Boys.

Dani


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: kendall
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 07:14 PM

You all make me feel old!


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Cool Beans
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 07:50 PM

"Sentimental Journey" by Les Brown (and His Band of Renown). I do know that Borah Minnevich and His Harmonica Rascals were playing somewehre in NYC that day 'cuz I looked up the New York Times for the day I was born. I konw "Sentimental Journey" but I've never heard Borah.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 08:12 PM

# 1 on my birthday was Life Is A Song by Ruth Etting. Prophetic?
I was born in 1935.

Thank God it wasn't How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Lox
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 08:12 PM

"Mouldy old dough" - lieutenant pigeon (uk)

"I can see clearly now" - johnny nash (usa)

And sadly "Mouldy old dough" - lieutenant pigeon (ireland)

(for the Irish charts click here )


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Tinker
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 08:33 PM

Don't have a clue about the first one...

Singing The Blues - Guy Mitchell


Angie Baby - Helen Reddy


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: SharonA
Date: 22 Nov 06 - 08:36 PM

On my birthdate, an apparent tie: "Moonglow" and the theme from "Picnic"
(both pretty classy IMO)

My supposed "life song" (on my 18th b'day): "Billy, Don't Be a Hero"
(auggghhh... one of the most horrible songs ever written IMO)
... not MY life's "life song", thanks!


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: freightdawg
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 12:10 AM

OK, Guest Dani has got to be the youngest one of this bunch!

Freightdawg


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: alison
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 12:21 AM

Long Live Love - Sandy Shaw in the UK
Help me Rhonda - Beach Boyds in USA

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 02:47 AM

When I took my present job, 3/5ths of the women in my small (7-person) office were named ...

Try goin' around named "John."

I tried the Google, and Variety says "There are no events archived for this date." I guess that means I'm the only thing important that happened then ....(?).

The return for my 18th bdy at the first site was somethin' by some guy named "Elvis" but I don't recall hearing about him until years later.

John


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 02:53 AM

How is everyone getting No 1s from before 1952? I thought the charts didn't start until then?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Cruiser
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 09:24 AM

MBSLynne et al.

While the site freightdawg linked to is neat, Wikipedia's information is more extensive, all the way back to 1940.


Wikipedia List of Number-One Hits 1940 to 2006


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: kendall
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 10:13 AM

Lynn, read my first post


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: GUEST, ...
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 11:59 AM

Which one, Kendall?


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Nick
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 12:39 PM

Doris Day - Secret Love


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Slag
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 12:49 PM

Hmm late April '49. "Just a-walking down the Suez" no, that was later, "Pass the Biscuits, Mirandy" "Oh Babe" "Alice Blue Gown" Man, I don't know. Did they even have numbers back in those days??? I remember listening to the Hit Parade and some program called The Caravan of Hits.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 02:10 PM

Yes, but, certainly in England there weren't any charts ,as far as I know before 1952, so what charts are they talking aobut?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: shepherdlass
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 02:14 PM

Oh dear, Cilla Black's "You're my World". I really thought that I stood a fair chance of a bit of Beatles class, not their squawking protege.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Cruiser
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 02:36 PM

MBSLynne,

You are correct about the year 1952. Remember that songs making the charts in the U.S.pre-1952 were also being aired/played in the UK. So pick your year from the US chart...the best you can do.

This is a list of the number one hits in the UK Singles Chart, from its inception in 1952 to the present.

Wikipedia Charts List of Number-One Singles_(UK)1952 Onward


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Helen
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 05:01 PM

UK charts: Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado
US charts: Dance With Me Henry - Georgia Gibbs (never heard of it!)

The Cherry Pink song is one of the player piano/pianola rolls my Ma-in-Law gave us with the piano. I don't know that I had ever heard the song before but I really liked the piano roll as soon as I heard it.   It's now one of my favourites.

Like MBSLynne, I don't know what the hit songs in Australia were when I was born.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 08:25 PM

I get Ebony and Ivory in the UK, and I love rock and roll in the US...

Right, back to the sensible music, and verse 39 of that of that ballard..


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: MBSLynne
Date: 24 Nov 06 - 09:16 AM

So can anyone come up with somewhere that tells you what the no 1 in Oz was?

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: GUEST,lox
Date: 24 Nov 06 - 09:21 AM

yes - I had it but I've forgotten where I put it

ah ... here it is ...


There are navigation buttons to help you go back and forth through the years


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: GUEST,lox
Date: 24 Nov 06 - 09:23 AM

Funny ... you can see how the aussies got everything a couple of weeks after the limeys and yanks


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Nov 06 - 09:45 AM

According to Wiki list, my birth date had "Riders in the Sky" by Vaughn Monroe on my birth date. The first site suggesting the 18th birthday #1 was Aretha's "Respect."

Well that was thrilling......................

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland
Date: 24 Nov 06 - 09:49 AM

the number one when I was born was TEARS by KEN DODD.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Tom Hamilton frae Saltcoats Scotland
Date: 25 Nov 06 - 09:27 AM

and so it has, my life is shit


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Eye Lander
Date: 25 Nov 06 - 11:30 AM

Mmmm 'If I knew you were coming I'd have baked a cake' 1950 in case you were trying to remember!


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 01:54 AM

One of the versions of "To Each His Own" in the USA. No Hit Parade in the UK yet!!


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Tootler
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 06:50 PM

I'm too old for all this.

I was born before the earliest date on the site linked.

That definitely makes me an old fart :-)


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 07:16 PM

You Call Everybody Darlin'. Don't know that I've ever heard of the song or of the artist, Al Trace. Wikipedia says the song was Number One for two weeks. Before that, it was the "Woody Woodpecker Song," by Kay Kyser - I certainly remember that.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 07:19 PM

I got Everything I Do by Bryan Adams. I...erm...don't know what to make of that.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Ebbie
Date: 29 Jul 11 - 10:53 PM

Red Sails in the Sunset- Guy Lombardo


I didn't Google or Wiki- went straight to Ask.com.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: LadyJean
Date: 30 Jul 11 - 12:26 AM

That is one of the most entertaining time wasters I've encountered. #1 on the day I was born was "Sincerely" by the MacGuire Sisters. #1 on my 18th birthday was "Killing Me Softly". I never heard "Sincerely", and probably don't want to. I'm not a fan of "Killing Me Softly". But it's still interesting. Incidentally they don't have Australian charts before 1956.


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 30 Jul 11 - 02:35 AM

I was a little surprised the link still worked, but I had the same problem Joe O reported. Off the chart.

Ageism is rampant. I'd sue, but age discrimination is the only illegal discrimination in the US for which you are not allowed to sue for "punitive damages" so there's no way to pay the lawyer. You're only allowed to claim "actual monetary loss," so you can't even claim extreme emotional damage or that the insult rendered you homicidal and looney as a big ugly bird.

MySpace does the same thing. Ya can't even search for hot chicks over 68. If I'm gonna drool over somebody I want a grown up dammit.

John


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Ebbie
Date: 30 Jul 11 - 11:43 PM

"Sincerely" by the MacGuire Sisters.

Sincerely, dah dee dah dah dah dee
dah dah dah dee dah dah
Oh, yes, sincerely
Please say you'll be mine.

See?


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Subject: RE: Number one the day you were born?
From: Joe_F
Date: 31 Jul 11 - 09:08 PM

I know the song my mother sang me on the day I was born. Who the **** cares what was on the ******* radio?


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