The Number One Song When You Were Born

 

As we know, in the study of Astrology the positions of the celestial bodies at the time of birth shape the rest of one’s life.

Pseudoscience? Perhaps. I’m not going to be judgmental here.

However, I will take the opportunity to offer my own, alternate, theory. Dare I say, an improvement on Astrology. That the number one song in the charts at the time of birth shapes the rest of one’s life. I mean, if planets 100’s of millions of miles away should have an influence, why not something much closer?

So, let’s give it a try. Post the song that was number one at the time your were born.

Wikipedia makes the process easy: List of Billboard number-one singles

Some of you might be hesitant, might not want to reveal your age. I understand. Feel free to substitute somebody else’s birthday, we won’t check.


I’ll go first. Elvis Presley, “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear”:

I never actually liked Elvis’ music. So, like with Astrology, there is some interpretation required.

(That beautiful guitar he never actually plays is a Gibson J-200.)

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  1. GFHandle Member

    Mine was “I’ve Heard That Song Before” Harry James and His Orchestra with Helen Forrest

    Does that mean I tend to repeat myself and trite opinions?

     

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    • June 15, 2019, at 11:19 AM PDT
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  2. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher

    Patti Page, The Tennessee Waltz.

    When my first child was born it was I Love Rock n Roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. I still love rock n roll.

     

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    • June 15, 2019, at 11:25 AM PDT
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  3. Arahant Member

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    • June 15, 2019, at 11:27 AM PDT
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  4. Jimmy Carter Member

    namlliT noD: I never actually liked Elvis’ music.

    commie.

    • #4
    • June 15, 2019, at 11:34 AM PDT
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  5. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    My songs would be:

    So Happy Together by the Turtles … Was #1 on the Billboard chart. But being Canadian, the #1 on the Canadian Charts was:

    Penny Lane by The Beatles.

    • #5
    • June 15, 2019, at 11:42 AM PDT
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  6. EDISONPARKS Member

    December 30, 1960 (Eisenhower was President with Kennedy President elect)

    I got an Elvis too …. “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”

    Which supplanted the previous #1 “Stay” by Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs …. which is a song I like better …

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    • June 15, 2019, at 11:51 AM PDT
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  7. The Great Adventure! Member

    Oh the shark, babe, has such teeth dear

     

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    • June 15, 2019, at 12:14 PM PDT
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  8. Hoyacon Member

    I’m beginning to envy people with decent music. Working up the courage to post mine.

    Maybe after somebody admits to “They’re Coming to Take Me Away (Ha, Ha).”

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    • June 15, 2019, at 12:17 PM PDT
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  9. The Great Adventure! Member

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    My songs would be:

    So Happy Together by the Turtles … Was #1 on the Billboard chart. But being Canadian, the #1 on the Canadian Charts was:

    Penny Lane by The Beatles.

    I lived in Canada from June of 66 to September of 77. Someone put up a post about earworms the other day, and like many I’m prone to singing a line or two when a song pops into my head. Only problem is that most people down here have never heard of Trooper, April Wine, or Chilliwack. 

    Shoot, I even drop a line from Brave Belt on occasion. Never heard of Brave Belt? They changed the name of their group in 1973 to Bachman Turner Overdrive.

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    • June 15, 2019, at 12:24 PM PDT
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  10. KentForrester Coolidge

    I was born in 1938, two years before the Billboard #1s began.

    But “Thanks for the Memory,” sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross, won the Academy award for Best Original Song in 1938. It’s been sung by many singers through the years (with varying lyrics), so most of you probably know it.

    It’s a beautiful song with an important place in the film. Hope and Ross’s characters, who were divorced years back, meet up unexpectedly on board a transatlantic ship. They sing “Thanks for the Memory” to one another. Those memories touch one another so deeply that they decide to get together again.

    I’d place the song right here but I don’t know how. Perhaps one of you can tell me how and I’ll come back and place it. (Never mind. The always helpful Arahant placed the song for me a few responses below.)

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    • June 15, 2019, at 12:36 PM PDT
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  11. Arahant Member

    The Great Adventure! (View Comment):
    Someone put up a post about earworms the other day…

    *Raises paw*

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    • June 15, 2019, at 12:39 PM PDT
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  12. The Great Adventure! Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    The Great Adventure! (View Comment):
    Someone put up a post about earworms the other day…

    *Raises paw*

    Apologies – I thought it was you but was too lazy to go look it up! ;-)

     

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    • June 15, 2019, at 12:41 PM PDT
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  13. Arahant Member

    KentForrester (View Comment):
    I’d place the song right here but I don’t know how. Perhaps one of you can tell me how and I’ll come back and place it.

    You just take the URL from youtube and put it on it’s own separate line.

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    • June 15, 2019, at 12:41 PM PDT
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  14. Stina Member

    Mine is 

    Never heard of it, lol.

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    • June 15, 2019, at 12:43 PM PDT
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  15. Arahant Member

    Stina (View Comment):
    Never heard of it, lol.

    🤦‍♂️

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    • June 15, 2019, at 12:44 PM PDT
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  16. Arahant Member

    That is a great version, @kentforrester:

     

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    • June 15, 2019, at 12:46 PM PDT
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  17. The Great Adventure! Member

    Stina (View Comment):

    Mine is

    Never heard of it, lol.

    Ummmm, the game is to name the song that was number 1 when you were born, not when you graduated from college.

    What? Oops… never mind.

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    • June 15, 2019, at 12:47 PM PDT
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  18. Arahant Member

    The Great Adventure! (View Comment):
    Ummmm, the game is to name the song that was number 1 when you were born, not when you graduated from college.

    Hmmn, what would that be for me…

    eh, never mind.

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    • June 15, 2019, at 12:51 PM PDT
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  19. tigerlily Member

    Here’s mine – St. George and the Dragonet by Stan Freberg 1953. Not bad I suppose.

     

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    • June 15, 2019, at 12:53 PM PDT
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  20. Richard Finlay Member

    Heartaches. That explains so much ….

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    • June 15, 2019, at 1:01 PM PDT
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  21. KentForrester Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    That is a great version, @kentforrester:

    Thanks, Ara, for posting the song for me. I still don’t know how to post a song.

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    • June 15, 2019, at 1:05 PM PDT
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  22. Amy Schley Moderator

    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    I’m beginning to envy people with decent music.

    Let me make you feel better:

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    • June 15, 2019, at 1:14 PM PDT
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  23. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher

    Amy Schley (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    I’m beginning to envy people with decent music.

    Let me make you feel better:

    Hey, that’s a good one!

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    • June 15, 2019, at 1:28 PM PDT
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  24. The Great Adventure! Member

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment):

    Amy Schley (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    I’m beginning to envy people with decent music.

    Let me make you feel better:

    Hey, that’s a good one!

    Yeah, I was scratching my head – I really like that song!

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    • June 15, 2019, at 1:31 PM PDT
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  25. KentForrester Coolidge

    Amy Schley (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    I’m beginning to envy people with decent music.

    Let me make you feel better:

    I really like “Sweet Dreams,” especially the electronic music in the background.

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    • June 15, 2019, at 1:31 PM PDT
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  26. Annefy Member

    Well, that’s weird. My dad sang this song all the time:

    Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)

    I’m positive my dad was 100% unaware it was #1 on the day I was born. Just as I’m positive he couldn’t have rattled off my birthday, let alone birth year, on a bet.

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    • June 15, 2019, at 1:32 PM PDT
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  27. Stina Member

    The Great Adventure! (View Comment):
    not when you graduated from college.

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    • June 15, 2019, at 1:37 PM PDT
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  28. Richard Finlay Member

    Annefy (View Comment):

    Well, that’s weird. My dad sang this song all the time:

    Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)

    I’m positive my dad was 100% unaware it was #1 on the day I was born. Just as I’m positive he couldn’t have rattled off my birthday, let alone birth year, on a bet.

    So it couldn’t be the result of human intervention; it must be that musical astrology thing. PROOF!

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    • June 15, 2019, at 1:38 PM PDT
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  29. CarolJoy, Above Top Secret Coolidge

    Patti Page doing “Tennessee Waltz” – Number One Hit from Dec 24 through til mid Feb 1952

    I had no idea that song was big then; I thought it was from the forties. My dad used to sing that song when he took over the basement bathroom to get ready for an evening out with my mom. He’d sing a verse, shave a bit, sing another verse…

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    • June 15, 2019, at 1:50 PM PDT
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  30. She Thatcher
    She

    In the US–Rosemary Clooney, Hey There

    In the UK, where I was born, an Academy Award winner–Frank Sinatra, Three Coins in the Fountain

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    • June 15, 2019, at 1:53 PM PDT
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