Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Birthday Music

Ya ever wonder what songs were #1 on your birthday through the years?? Well, it's the kind of thing I wonder about. And the kind of thing I'll actually look up. SO, here you go. There's a couple of high-points, but some pretty deep lows:

1960: Cathy’s Clown – Everly Brothers
1961: Moody River – Pat Boone
1962: I Can’t Stop Loving You – Ray Charles
1963: Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto
1964: Chapel Of Love – Dixie Cups
1965: I Can’t Help Myself – Four Tops
1966: Paint It, Black – Rolling Stones
1967: Respect – Aretha Franklin
1968: This Guy’s In Love With You – Herb Alpert
1969: Get Back – The Beatles
1970: The Long And Winding Road – The Beatles
1971: It’s Too Late – Carole King
1972: The Candy Man – Sammy Davis Jr.
1973: My Love – Paul McCartney & Wings
1974: Billy Don’t Be A Hero – Paper Lace
1975: Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain & Tennile
1976: Love Hangover – Diana Ross
1977: Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
1978: Shadow Dancing – Andy Gibb
1979: Love You Inside Out – Bee Gees
1980: Funkytown – Lipps Inc
1981: Stars On 45 Medley – Stars on 45
1982: Don’t You Want Me – Human League


John Roberts said...

Where did you go to get this info? I'd like to do this if I can find the time.

LSqrd said...

Ah, well, you see.... I have a book.

"The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 1955 to Present". Of course, present was 1982, when I got it... A wonderful resource, dog-eared and coming apart.

It lists every song that ever hit the Top 40, sorted by singer, or by song. Dates, peak position, all that good stuff. Also with a chronilogical listing of every #1. That's only the last 10-12 pages.

A quick search of Amazon shows they're up to the 8th edition: