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A friend of mine just sent me this link: The #1 Song on this Date in History

From this page you can look up what the Billboard Charts document as the number one hit single on the day you were born. Actually, there’s one page for each date, listing the hit songs on that date over the years (going back to the 1890s). So you get a pop culture snapshot of the music that was hot on your special day over the years. Warning: everyone knows that pop culture has no standards. In other words, be prepared to wince at some of the truly awful songs that were popular on your birthday. But you’ll also see some really cool songs, too.

The number one hit song on the day I was born — December 6, 1960 — was (drumroll, please)… “Are You Lonesone Tonight?” by Elvis Presley. If I had been born a year earlier, I could claim Bobby Darin’s “Mack the Knife” as my birthday hit song. Some other number ones on 12/6 over the years: “Chattanooga Choo Choo” by Glenn Miller (1941), “You Send Me” by Sam Cooke (1957), “Dominique” by the Singing Nun (1963), “Turn! Turn! Turn!” by the Byrds (1965), “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys (1966) and even “Mickey” by Toni Basil (1982). So what are you waiting for? Click on the link and have fun already!

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  1. Wonderful! On 24th November, I get The Beatles’ “Come Together” and Donna Summer’s MacArthur Park. Curiously appropriate combination, somehow.

    While we’re on the subject of online silliness, I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve tagged you for one of those mad, confessional memes… see today’s post on The Mercy Blog. Totally optional, of course…

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