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September 14th, 2003, 3:03am
the U.S. No.1 on the 9th August 1970 was... (They Long to Be) Close to You by
The Carpenters


September 14th, 2003, 3:08am
Cool site.

I'll have to find this song somewhere and play it next week on my b'day 9-24-61.

Take Good Care of my Baby by
Bobby Vee

September 14th, 2003, 3:14am
the U.S. No.1 on the 4th May 1974 was... Locomotion by
Grand Funk

I don't even think I know this song or the group that sang it...unless it's been redone within the last 15 years or so when I started paying attention to music.

September 14th, 2003, 3:26am
(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding

Cool....thanks for posting this!

September 14th, 2003, 3:36am
Sheila by
Tommy Roe

I hate that song. LOL

September 14th, 2003, 3:37am
June 18, 1976: Silly Love Songs by Wings

Huh. I've never heard of this song or this band!

September 14th, 2003, 3:37am
The U.S. No.1 on the 3rd August 1967 was... Light My Fire by The Doors.

(So every year I light some birthday candles on that day! :birthday2 LOL.)

September 14th, 2003, 3:54am
The U.S. #1 on Aug. 16 1964 was Everybody Loves Somebody by Dean Martin.

September 14th, 2003, 4:12am
The number one song on Jan 30, 1970 was Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head by B.J. Thomas.


September 14th, 2003, 4:16am
The #1 song on Aug. 28th 1980 was:
U.K. Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie
U.S. Magic by Olivia Newton John

Never heard of either of these songs :confused:

September 14th, 2003, 4:26am
Angmarie I've heard of those. :)

the U.S. No.1 on the 23rd May 1983 was... Let's Dance by
David Bowie

September 14th, 2003, 8:31am
Uh, hate to admit this, but this doesn't go back far enough so I could check my birthday! :o This only goes back to 1952, and I was born in 1951. Oops!


September 14th, 2003, 9:06am
the U.S. No.1 on the 17th January 1972 was... American Pie by
Don McLean

September 14th, 2003, 9:08am
Cool site! Mine was Me and Bobby McGhee by Janis Joplin - of course, I will be singing and humming that song all day now!:smile3:

September 14th, 2003, 9:09am
Cool !!.....

#1 song in the US on 5/26/65 was..... Ticket to Ride - by the Beatles.

thanks Tiny... I love this kind of trivia.

September 14th, 2003, 9:13am
the U.S. No.1 on the 17th September 1970 was... War by
Edwin Starr

September 14th, 2003, 9:16am
We Can Work It Out by
The Beatles



September 14th, 2003, 9:17am
How neat!
My birthday: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by
Roberta Flack

My "life song" (18th birthday):Nothing Compares 2 U by
Sinead O'Connor

My DH's birthday: The Yellow Rose of Texas by
Mitch Millar

His "life song: Let's Get it On by
Marvin Gaye


September 14th, 2003, 9:19am
The number one song for the 13th of December, 1978 was La Freak by Chic. I never heard of the song or the group. Ha ha.

September 14th, 2003, 9:20am
OK--I will admit it too--the songs were not ranked quite like they are now when I was born.

Since my folks raised me on Nat King Cole (I refuse to admit they also listened to Mitch Miller, Andrews Sisters and Dean Martin), I am going with Mona Lisa. September 2, 1950.


This is a link for anyone else who might also be a great vintage wine like me. :smile3:

September 14th, 2003, 9:22am
4/6/64 (backwards and forwards)

Can't Buy Me Love- The Beatles!

September 14th, 2003, 9:24am
On UK chart- These Boots are Made for Walking

September 14th, 2003, 9:25am
the U.S. No.1 on the 11th September 1964 was... House of the Rising Sun by
The Animals

September 14th, 2003, 9:25am
Doesn't go back far enough for me to see #1 on my date of birth, but my life theme is a tie Yellow Rose of Texas/Mitch Miller, and
Love is a Many Splendored Thing/Four Aces. Interesting link - thanks!

September 14th, 2003, 9:29am
US #1 for December 13, 1970

The Tears of a Clown by
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

I've heard this song & I've heard of Smokey Robinson, but I've never heard of the Miracles. Just thought Smokey was on his own...

Cool link, thanks!!

September 14th, 2003, 9:33am
June 19th, 1971-It's Too Late by Carole King

September 14th, 2003, 9:33am
The U.S. No.1 on the 15th February 1966 was... My Love by
Petula Clark
......so has anybody ever heard this song?

September 14th, 2003, 9:35am
:cheer2: Cool!

September 14th, 2003, 9:49am
Oh Mein Papa by Eddie Calvert (in the UK). It doesn't go that far back for the US songs!! :laugh: :laugh: I KNEW I was old but this really confirms it!! :cry2: But it's good to see I'm not the only golden oldie here!!

Tawanda, I love that Petula Clark song! Course I like(d) a lot of them I see listed here!! :smile3:

September 14th, 2003, 9:49am
May 23, 1972... Roberta Flack "The First Time Ever I saw Your Face"

Tignor..your birthdate must be close to mine!!
allie...you and I have the same birthday!! I guess being a Gemini did bring you double duty!!!

September 14th, 2003, 9:53am
Come Together--The Beatles!!


September 14th, 2003, 9:53am
I need to hear that song!

September 14th, 2003, 10:07am
Marvin Gaye's "I heard it through the Grapevine."


September 14th, 2003, 10:08am
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
1 Why Do Fools Fall in Love? - The Diamonds
2 (You've Got) The Magic Touch - The Platters
3 Eddie, My Love - The Teen Queens
4 In the Still of the Night - The Five Satins
5 Please, Please, Please - James Brown
6 Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant
7 Allegheny Moon - Patti Page
8 Ooby Dooby - Roy Orbison
9 My Prayer - The Platters
10 Stranded in the Jungle - The Cadets
11 Up on a Mountain - The Magnificents
12 Oh, What a Night - The Dells
13 Ka-Ding-Dong - The Diamonds
14 Slow Walk - Sil Austin
15 Tra la La - Georgia Gibbs
16 Banana Boat Song (Day-O) - Harry Belafonte
17 Love Is Strange

stormy 2500 I was at that concert grand funk LOL

September 14th, 2003, 10:11am
Originally posted by TAWANDA
The U.S. No.1 on the 15th February 1966 was... My Love by
Petula Clark
......so has anybody ever heard this song?

Tawanda, I found the lyrics. I'm sure I'd remember it if I heard it.

Lyrics: http://www.lyricsdepot.com/petula-clark/my-love.html


September 14th, 2003, 10:11am
What a cool site!

July 17 1975- love will keep us together by Captain and Tennille


September 14th, 2003, 10:17am
The U.S. number 1 on the 25th October 1960 was 'I Want to be Wanted' by Brenda Lee.
The U.K. number 1 on the 25th October 1960 was 'Only The Lonely' by Roy Orbison.
"Life song" (18th birthday)The U.S. number 1 on the 25th October 1978 was 'Kiss You All Over' by Exile.

September 14th, 2003, 10:20am
I guess I should go hear my song.

The Best of My Love by
The Emotions

September 14th, 2003, 10:27am
Number 1 on March 9, 1982

Centrefold, by The J Geils Band for the US

The Lion Sleeps Tonight, by Tight Fit for the UK

I love these songs!!!!!!! Good day to be born! Good luck all

September 14th, 2003, 10:38am
Snoopy's Christmas 12/13/1967...LOL:grin5:

September 14th, 2003, 10:44am
The #1 song on my birthday was "Surrender" by Elvis

September 14th, 2003, 10:47am
the U.S. No.1 on the 9th June 1969 was... Get Back by
The Beatles

September 14th, 2003, 10:48am
I'm another one with a birth date tooooooo long ago to be listed :( (don't snicker.... it'll happen to you too!) BUT, my "Life Song" U.S is "Ruby Tuesday" by the Rolling Stones :smile3: "Life Song" U.K. is "Please Release Me" by Englebert Humperdink :grin2:

September 14th, 2003, 10:49am
Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka?? Funny.....I've never heard of that one!:laugh:

September 14th, 2003, 10:50am
Cool site!

the U.S. No.1 on the 21st September 1984 was...
What's Love Got to Do With It? by
Tina Turner

September 14th, 2003, 10:52am
He's got the whole world in his hands-by the champs

September 14th, 2003, 11:07am
I Want to Hold Your Hand by The Beatles

September 14th, 2003, 11:10am
Jan. 11, 1973 Your so vain, carly simon

September 14th, 2003, 11:20am
Sugar, Sugar by the Archies

September 14th, 2003, 11:20am
The U.S. (and U.K.) No.1 on the 7th February 1967 was...
I'm a Believer by The Monkees

18th birthday:
I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner

September 14th, 2003, 11:23am
Mine is "Mack The Knife" by Bobby Darrin.
I love that song.....now I'm gonna hum it all day! Plus, I loved Bobby Darrin and his wife, Sandra Dee in a movie they made where she was using a "How to train your new puppy" book on him. It was funny. I thought he was so cute!


September 14th, 2003, 11:26am
the U.S. No.1 on the 10th February 1979 was... Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by
Rod Stewart

i guess it was fate that i was born this

September 14th, 2003, 11:27am
Now I feel really old--it doesn't go back to my birth year

September 14th, 2003, 11:28am
Get back by The Beatles

June 3, 1969

September 14th, 2003, 11:32am
The number 1 song in the US on November 15, 1957 was "Jailhouse Rock", by Elvis Presley.

Thank goodness I was too young to remember it. I am NOT an Elvis fan.


September 14th, 2003, 11:35am

September 14th, 2003, 11:35am
People Got To Be Free

by The Rascals

cool site ~ Thanks!

September 14th, 2003, 11:35am
I Want TO Hold Your Hand by the Beatles. My birthday is also the day they came to the U.S. for the first time. I'm a Beatle Baby. tee hee

September 14th, 2003, 11:40am
The Lion Sleeps Tonight by the Tokens - 1/5/62

September 14th, 2003, 11:41am
Hey itsknotsew...we have the same song: Oh Mein Papa by
Eddie Calvert! I haven't a clue what that sounds like--nor do i ever want to know.

September 14th, 2003, 11:45am
My Sharona by the Knack... funny thing is I know this song and sing along when I hear it! I've always loved the oldies..hehe

September 14th, 2003, 12:02pm

That's an oldie? What would make me prehistoric! :smile3:

September 14th, 2003, 12:05pm
Originally posted by ktfusa2000
My Sharona by the Knack...

This was the 2nd LP I ever bought!
1st was Blondie - Parallel Lines.
1st 45 was "Pop Muzik" by M!
I still have them all!

I'm so glad I posted this - I'm having a blast reading what everyone's songs are!

September 14th, 2003, 12:08pm
Sukiyaki by
Kyu Sakamoto

Er.. say who?


September 14th, 2003, 12:17pm
Originally posted by candes
Sukiyaki by
Kyu Sakamoto

Er.. say who?

this is the 1st one I didn't know - I'm listening to an MP3 right now. It's uh... interesting... :grin2:
Go here to hear it:

September 14th, 2003, 12:22pm

That's an oldie? What would make me prehistoric!
and me pre-prehistoric:laugh2:

September 14th, 2003, 12:22pm
"Jack and Diane" by John Cougar

OMG such a goood song!!! I feel so blessed! hehe

September 14th, 2003, 12:24pm
Originally posted by tiny
this is the 1st one I didn't know - I'm listening to an MP3 right now. It's uh... interesting... :grin2:
Go here to hear it:

Thanx for the link! OMG I actually remember this song. LOL....


September 14th, 2003, 12:24pm
You Can't Hurry Love by
The Supremes

Thanks for the post. Cool site!

September 14th, 2003, 12:26pm
Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin by Sly and the Family Stone

Mice Elf???
Have no idea what this song is or the artist/band that sang it.

September 14th, 2003, 12:33pm
Dont Go Breaking My heart by Elton John and Kiki Dee
august 15,1976

September 14th, 2003, 12:38pm
February 1st 1978

Stayin Alive

I like that song :)


September 14th, 2003, 12:40pm
Mine- Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers.
My DH's is All Shook Up by Elvis
DD's Holding Back the Years by Simply Red
other DD's End of the Road by Boyz II Men
That was fun.

September 14th, 2003, 12:46pm
The number one song on July 12 1970 was mama told me (not to come) by Three Dog Night

September 14th, 2003, 12:53pm
the U.S. No.1 on the 8th May 1980 was... Call Me by Blondie

September 14th, 2003, 1:13pm
I've already shared my date of birth song (Light My Fire), but here are some more...

My "life theme" (18th birthday) song: Shout by Tears for Fears.

My wedding day song (12 years ago TODAY!): Promise of a New Day by Paula Abdul. Sounds appropriate, though I can't say I've ever heard it! (I was listening to alternative/rock, not pop.)

First son's date of birth (8/16/98): The Boy is Mine by Brandy & Monica. Also sounds appropriate! Second son's date of birth (1/14/01): Independent Woman Part 1 by Destiny's Child... Hmm, maybe the name "Destiny's Child" is the more appropriate part of that one! Those are 2 more I've never heard, BTW! I'd like to see the rock charts from those weeks...

The #1 song when DH was born was Love is Blue by Paul Mauriat (?)

September 14th, 2003, 1:17pm
the U.S. No.1 on the 6th March 1956 was... Rock and Roll Waltz / Listen Antigua by
Kay Starr / Nelson Riddle (shared No.1)

Never heard of these either..lol

September 14th, 2003, 6:03pm
"Amanda" by Boston


September 14th, 2003, 6:13pm
it was "Someday we'll be together" By Diana Ross and the Supremes!

September 14th, 2003, 6:23pm
my birthday was yesterday how cool the song on the day I was born was house of the rising sun by the animals

September 14th, 2003, 6:30pm
Originally posted by nickyle
Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin by Sly and the Family Stone

Mice Elf???
Have no idea what this song is or the artist/band that sang it.

Nickyle, this song title is a play on words: Thank you for letting me be myself again-is what is sung its by Sly and the Family Stone.


September 14th, 2003, 6:40pm
May 1970 "American Woman" by the Guess Who :D

September 14th, 2003, 6:41pm
U.S. No.1 on the 2nd September 1978 was... Grease by
Frankie Valli

Too bad I hate this song!

Nice site btw, thanks!

September 14th, 2003, 6:42pm
the U.S. No.1 on the 11th November 1969 was... Wedding Bell Blues by
5th Dimension

September 14th, 2003, 6:44pm
Kiss and Say Goodbye by
The Manhattans



Somebody help me with this one.


September 14th, 2003, 6:47pm
Jan 6, 1977
was ...kinda ironic...from my mom's point of view anyway!! LOL

'Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)' by Rod

September 14th, 2003, 7:00pm
Dream Lover by Mariah Carey:grin5:

September 14th, 2003, 7:07pm
the U.S. No.1 on the 14th March 1984 was... Jump by
Van Halen

September 14th, 2003, 7:30pm
the U.S. No.1 on the 2nd August 1987 was... Shakedown by
Bob Seger

September 14th, 2003, 8:56pm
guess i am too old...

Cannot change to the No.1 Directory
The UK charts began on 14/11/52, the US charts on 1/1/55
Please try again using a vaild date.

my birthday....04/14/52

September 14th, 2003, 9:11pm
Don't Go Breaking My Heart by
Elton John and Kiki Dee:cheer2: :cheer2:

September 14th, 2003, 9:31pm
The U.S. No.1 on the 3rd April 1964 was... She Loves You by
The Beatles

September 14th, 2003, 9:44pm
the U.S. No.1 on the 13th February 1968 was... Love is Blue by
Paul Mauriat

September 14th, 2003, 9:46pm
Papa was a rolling stone!!!!!

September 14th, 2003, 10:12pm
:smile3: I am old February 9th, 1960 Teen Angel by Mark Dinning

Scary Snarky toaD
September 15th, 2003, 12:06am
Neither the British nor the American music charts EXISTED when I was born!

I was 5 months old when the British chart began in November, 1952, so going to my FIRST B.D. by the British chart the song was I'm Walking Behind You by Eddie Fisher.

And the US charts didn't start till right before my 3rd birthday in 1955. So the top song on my THIRD B.D. in the U.S. was Here Is My Heart by Al Martino.

Talk about being so old you're OLDER than a major historical record! Sheesh!!

:( :grin2: :smile5: :grin3: :smile4:

September 15th, 2003, 12:11am
Light My Fire by The Doors

September 15th, 2003, 12:14am
Let Your Love Flow by the Bellamy Brothers :cheer2:

September 15th, 2003, 12:22am
the U.S. No.1 on the 6th November 1961 was... Big Bad John by
Jimmy Dean

September 15th, 2003, 12:46am
"I Write the Songs"

by Barry Manilow

September 15th, 2003, 12:57am
Yet another reminder I am getting old... 1949 . There was music and radios back in the old days lol.
P~~~~~~ on them!

September 16th, 2003, 9:56am
the U.S. No.1 on the 6th June 1971 was... Brown Sugar by
The Rolling Stones

Can't say as I have ever heard it! LOL

September 16th, 2003, 10:01am
The Happening by The Supremes....... what is this song? never heard it!!! I must be getting old.......arggggg.

September 16th, 2003, 10:14am
Please Mr Postman, by The Carpenters.

Jan 27, 1975

Never heard of this song.......

September 16th, 2003, 10:25am
I'm too old :(
Cannot open the No.1 File
The UK charts began on 14/11/52, the US charts on ""1/1/55""
Please try again using a vaild date

I was born in 1953 :sob:

at least they have me for the UK...
the U.K. No.1 on the 12th August 1953 was... Moulin Rouge by
Mantovani and His Orchestra

September 16th, 2003, 10:29am
November 19, 1967 - To Sir with Love by LuLu.

You guys are making me feel soooo old saying you never heard of your songs! The Carpenters? Neil Sedaka?? Those are classics.

And if you watched "American Idol", you have heard them all!

September 16th, 2003, 12:46pm
I have never heard of my song either:
Will it Go Round in Circles? by
Billy Preston. Oh well.:rolleyes: My british one was Skweeze Me Pleeze Me by
Slade. I definatly have never heard of that!

September 16th, 2003, 12:55pm
Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley

This should give you a hint how old I am!

September 16th, 2003, 12:55pm
I am starting to feel more like Methusalah with each new post. I can sing and have heard of the songs none of you remember.

Ahhhhhhhhhhh. I can see the gray!!!

September 16th, 2003, 1:06pm
Disco Duck by Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots....

Was that really a song? LOL

September 16th, 2003, 1:10pm
Disco Duck is a great song! But not as great as my top song when I was born...

My song was Heard it Through the Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. Go figure, that was the song our senior class used for our end of year skit.

September 16th, 2003, 11:08pm

Mine is "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye!!

My family and friends would get a kick out of that.

:laugh: :laugh:

September 16th, 2003, 11:10pm
I just check for my son't birthday and his is

"Your My Angel" bye R. Kelly!!

Isn't that too cool. I call him my little angel all the time!!!!!!

September 17th, 2003, 4:12am
Telstar by the Tornadoes

LOL:laugh: I never of them.