Friday, May 25, 2007

Number One Song

For what it's not worth, the number one song in the U.S. when I was born was "Where Did Our Love Go" by The Supremes, which is okay by me. Great song.

When my sisters Sara and Ruth were born, it was "Big Girls Don't Cry" by The Four Seasons. But they did cry, of course.

On my brother Jeff's birthday, it was "It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards. Who?

On my sister Ebeth's birthday (today, Happy Birthday Ebeth), it was "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley. Now that's cool.

On my sister Debbie's birthday, it was "The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)" by Percy Faith. Never heard of it.

My wife Andrea's? "Good Vibrations," by The Beach Boys. I'm pickin' 'em up, too.

Find out about your birthday here.


SarahJane said...

Since I was born in 1889, I was unable to find my song.

Andrew Shields said...

S.J., it's brave of you to admit your age.

Or rather, I guess there comes a time when one is again proud of one's age!

You turned 21 that year when Virginia Woolf said people changed. What was that like? :-)

SarahJane said...

it was an omg kind of moment.

DaveG said...


mine is "Come On'a My House" by Rosemary Clooney

but I never heard of that either.

If only there was a UK chart too...


Andrew Shields said...

S.J., OMG = Orchestral Maneuvers in the G-Spot? Great band!

DG: You poor deprived soul. Never heard of Rosemary Clooney? The UK is more provincial than I realized. :-)

Ms Baroque said...

Andrew, fun, but I can never reveal what was number 1 when I was born. It will make me sound even older than Sarahjane.

Yet another hideous concealment of the truth! This surely is what they mean by suffering for Beauty. I mean one's art. I mean artifice. Or artificial...

Andrew Shields said...

Ms. B., it's okay to tell us that "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" was number one when you were born. We won't hold it against you. :-)

Katy Loebrich said...

On my birthday, it was "Honey," by Bobby Goldsboro. A quick jaunt over to allowed me to hear a sample of the song, which contains the amusing lyrics: "She was always young at heart, kinda dumb and kinda smart...." Very mellow number, reminds me of Don MacLean in tone.
I'd never heard the song, although I've heard of Bobby Goldsboro.

Andrew Shields said...

I still can't get over "Big Girls Don't Cry" for my sisters.