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ande
June 15th, 2007, 06:25 AM
http://www.joshhosler.biz/NumberOneInHistory/SelectMonth.htm

3strokes
June 15th, 2007, 06:44 AM
http://www.joshhosler.biz/NumberOneInHistory/SelectMonth.htm

"Pistol Packin' Mama"
but it's so way back that the site doesn't have it.

Blackbeard's Peg
June 15th, 2007, 06:55 AM
"Sailing" (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=556651&s=143441&i=556571) by Christopher Cross

what the f song is this?!?! hehe.

great thread, ande!

FindingMyInnerFish
June 15th, 2007, 07:20 AM
"Good Night Irene," and you can just guess the date, but it wasn't too recent. :cool:

swimmieAvsFan
June 15th, 2007, 08:45 AM
"(just like) starting over" by john lennon...

tjburk
June 15th, 2007, 08:50 AM
"I Will Follow Him" by Little Peggy March

MegSmath
June 15th, 2007, 09:16 AM
"Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" by the one and only Elvis! Not bad!

waves101
June 15th, 2007, 09:36 AM
I don't know if it was just the day or because of me but...
"Kind of a Drag" by The Buckinghams.
Never heard of either so I'm blaming it on the day.

Seagurl51
June 15th, 2007, 10:37 AM
"Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston

lanehog
June 15th, 2007, 11:12 AM
"Ebony & Ivory" -- Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

poolraat
June 15th, 2007, 11:25 AM
Cry" by Johnnie Ray & the Four Lads

This goes back a year or so.

The Fortress
June 15th, 2007, 11:29 AM
Tossin' and Turnin' by Bobby Lewis.

Not sure I even know this song ...

knelson
June 15th, 2007, 11:41 AM
The Canadian members of the forum will like mine:

"American Woman/No Sugar Tonight" by the Guess Who.

Can't say I'm a big fan of American Woman. No Sugar Tonight isn't bad.

My wife's is "Get Back" by the Beatles. Now that's more like it! Although she wouldn't like it because she hates the Beatles. There's no accounting for taste, I guess.

SwimStud
June 15th, 2007, 11:53 AM
Well for me it's different:
I was born in the UK and there the #1 was the Rolling Stones, Honky Tonk Women

But in the US it was Zager & Evans, In The Year 2525--by which time I'll be 56.
:D

islandsox
June 15th, 2007, 12:15 PM
Good Lord, it actually goes back this far. Mine was Ballerina by Vaughn Monroe; don't remember it because I was a little bitty baby!!!

JimRude
June 15th, 2007, 12:18 PM
"Hello Dolly" by Louis Armstrong... :doh:

knelson
June 15th, 2007, 12:43 PM
But in the US it was Zager & Evans, In The Year 2525

Ugh. Looks like the UK wins that one.

MichiganHusker
June 15th, 2007, 12:44 PM
Well for me it's different:
I was born in the UK and there the #1 was the Rolling Stones, Honky Tonk Women

But in the US it was Zager & Evans, In The Year 2525--by which time I'll be 56.
:D

Zager is from Lincoln Nebraska. He teaches guitar lessons and still gets royalty checks for the one-hit wonder.

meldyck
June 15th, 2007, 02:31 PM
On my date of birth, the most popular number was the Rondo for violin in B flat by W. A. Mozart. If you haven't heard of him, rent the movie Amadeus...

Swimmy
June 15th, 2007, 02:34 PM
"I Feel Fine" by The Beatles

3strokes
June 15th, 2007, 02:51 PM
"Good Night Irene," and you can just guess the date, but it wasn't too recent. :cool:

Just let us know if the site can "play" it or not (no link).

I guess mine was a hit before they invented recording media (even wax cylinders).

3strokes
June 15th, 2007, 02:53 PM
The Canadian members of the forum will like mine:

"American Woman"



We like ALL women. We don't discriminate (as long as they're beautiful --- in our eyes or depending on how much beer we've imbibed.)

swimr4life
June 15th, 2007, 03:28 PM
"Peppermint Twist" by Joey Dee & the Starliters:banana:

knelson
June 15th, 2007, 03:33 PM
We like ALL women.

I realize that :)

My comment was more because the Guess Who are a Canadian band.

3strokes
June 15th, 2007, 03:41 PM
I realize that :)

My comment was more because the Guess Who are a Canadian band.

I realized that (although my time is more Alexander's Ragtime Band or, more recently, Bill Haley and the Comets and even the Beatles).
The Who or the Living Dead or the Atrolicious Zombies are out of my sphere of knowledge. But I do appreciate the neighbourly sentiment. :drink:

newmastersswimmer
June 15th, 2007, 04:50 PM
"The House of The Rising Sun" by the Animals.

Slowswim
June 15th, 2007, 05:22 PM
My is "Breakin up is hard to do" by Neil Sedaka and my wife of 22 years is "I will follow him.":kiss1:

Makes you wonder...

swim4me
June 15th, 2007, 06:41 PM
"Good Luck Charm" by Elvis!:applaud:

MichiganHusker
June 15th, 2007, 07:01 PM
"Soldier Boy" by the Shirelles :mad:

I hate that song!

dorothyrde
June 16th, 2007, 06:22 AM
"Sailing" (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=556651&s=143441&i=556571) by Christopher Cross

what the f song is this?!?! hehe.

great thread, ande!

Oh my, I am old. You don't know this song, really?:(

Tossin and Turnin by Bobby Lewis

dorothyrde
June 16th, 2007, 06:23 AM
Tossin' and Turnin' by Bobby Lewis.

Not sure I even know this song ...


Wow, same song. August b-day- 61?

matysekj
June 16th, 2007, 11:17 AM
Wow, same song. August b-day- 61?

Youngsters. My song was "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin.

jim clemmons
June 16th, 2007, 11:52 AM
... "If I Knew You Were Comin' (I'd've Baked a Cake)" by Eileen Barton

:shakeshead: :confused:

ensignada
June 16th, 2007, 08:41 PM
"Hello Dolly" by Louis Armstrong


FYI I have the Zagar and Evans ALBUM...there's a great song on there called "Fred"

MichiganHusker
June 16th, 2007, 11:31 PM
"Hello Dolly" by Louis Armstrong


FYI I have the Zagar and Evans ALBUM...there's a great song on there called "Fred"

Me too!

ande
June 17th, 2007, 06:25 AM
i wrote a song called
I Love Women


We like ALL women. We don't discriminate (as long as they're beautiful --- in our eyes or depending on how much beer we've imbibed.)

3strokes
June 17th, 2007, 07:18 AM
i wrote a song called
I Love Women

Not fair. Ande.
You just quote the title without links...............
How can we hope to use it (at the pool, of course, trying to get
into women's ...........lanes) if we don't know the lyrics and can't
even hum it (in their swimcap-covered-ears)?

3strokes
June 17th, 2007, 07:21 AM
What that site should ALSO do (it would have to be approximate, of course) is also calculate the #1 Hit song nine months preceding a birthdate. We could get -at least- an idea of what song caused a gleam in "some" eyes and then try -desperatly- to erase that image from our heads.

klgentry
June 17th, 2007, 04:08 PM
"Young Love" (http://www.amazon.com/Young-Love-Best-Tab-Hunter/dp/B000A3DG0I/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-6285701-4432843?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1180499324&sr=1-1)by Tab Hunter. I think He was supposed to be hot in his day.

Ron Lockman
June 17th, 2007, 08:37 PM
"Because of You" Tony Bennet

michaelmoore
June 18th, 2007, 01:44 AM
Mona Lisa - by the great Nat "King" Cole. It was interesting to look to see what was number one nine months earlier. (Luck ole Sun by Frankie Laine).

What scares me is that I remember most of the songs as new songs that people have said was number on one the day they were born.


michael

3strokes
June 18th, 2007, 07:09 AM
Mona Lisa - by the great Nat "King" Cole. It was interesting to look to see what was number one nine months earlier. (Luck ole Sun by Frankie Laine).

What scares me is that I remember most of the songs as new songs that people have said was number on one the day they were born.


michael


Well, well, well. This is a Masters group after all (where the keyword
is not so much ability but age-ing) and in our days, "Oldies but goodies" really meant something. A Mona Lisa or a Lucky Ole' Sun are eternal.

imspoiled
June 18th, 2007, 03:51 PM
"It's Too Late (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=158588190&s=143441&i=158588228)/ I Feel the Earth Move (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=158588190&s=143441&i=158588221)" by Carole King

Sounds like this should have been the #1 song nine months earlier...

At least it's not a Lionel Ritchie song!

newmastersswimmer
June 18th, 2007, 05:16 PM
"It's Too Late (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=158588190&s=143441&i=158588228)/ I Feel the Earth Move (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=158588190&s=143441&i=158588221)" by Carole King

Sounds like this should have been the #1 song nine months earlier...

At least it's not a Lionel Ritchie song!


Carole King Rocks!

knelson
June 18th, 2007, 05:28 PM
Carole King Rocks!

I was going to say the same thing, Jim. Carole King and Lionel Richie should not be compared!

ALM
June 18th, 2007, 05:29 PM
"(Will You Love Me) Tomorrow" by The Shirelles :kiss1:

chlorine addict
June 18th, 2007, 05:36 PM
"To Sir With Love" by Lulu

scyfreestyler
June 18th, 2007, 05:44 PM
The Night Chicago Died by Papa Lace.

Who in the hell is that?

knelson
June 18th, 2007, 05:54 PM
Paper Lace, not Papa Lace! :)

ALM
June 18th, 2007, 06:01 PM
The Night Chicago Died...

OMG, I remember that song.

I agree with Michael - this thread is making me feel VERY old. :frustrated:

Anna Lea
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scyfreestyler
June 18th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Paper Lace, not Papa Lace! :)

Oops! Thanks for the correction.

aquaFeisty
June 19th, 2007, 08:09 AM
Oh, NOOOOOO!!!

My song is Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas.

And now it's stuck in my head. Aaaaaaaaaaaah!

SwimStud
June 19th, 2007, 09:02 AM
What's wrong with Lionel Richie? You're right though you can't compare Carole King and he. They're totally different genres, eras and sexes. Both are great in their own right.
With true art and artists the only thing you can really compare are recordings of the same song...but even then it is a matter of taste.

Ivor
June 19th, 2007, 10:52 AM
As I too was also born in the UK it's 'I Feel Love' by Donna Summer.

In the US it's 'I Just Want to Be Your Everything' by Andy Gibb which I've never heard but sounds truly awful.

However, it still sounds significantly better than the socially questionable 'Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)' by Tex Williams - number one exactly 30 years before my birth.

knelson
June 19th, 2007, 10:55 AM
What's wrong with Lionel Richie?

If you have to ask... :) As you said, it's a matter of taste.

aquaFiesty: I'm sort of shocked "Kung Fu Fighting" was actually a number one hit.

Those cats were fast as lightning...

michaelmoore
June 19th, 2007, 11:30 AM
If you have to ask... :)
aquaFiesty: I'm sort of shocked "Kung Fu Fighting" was actually a number one hit.



Then you should also be shocked that "They're comming to take me away, ha ha" made it to #3.

michael

born2fly
June 19th, 2007, 11:53 AM
Sunshine Superman by Donovan. Gonna have to look this up and listen to it now.

greg

knelson
June 19th, 2007, 12:42 PM
Then you should also be shocked that "They're comming to take me away, ha ha" made it to #3.

Not really because I can appreciate novelty songs. I think "Kung Fu Fighting" was actually supposed to be serious.

Bill Volckening
June 19th, 2007, 01:41 PM
"These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra.

Jeff Commings
June 19th, 2007, 01:49 PM
"The Way We Were" was No. 1 when I was born.

That explains a lot.

imspoiled
June 19th, 2007, 02:48 PM
What's wrong with Lionel Richie?

Memories of the "Hello (Is it Me You're Looking for?)" video still give me the creeps.

Slowswim
June 19th, 2007, 03:09 PM
What's wrong with Lionel Richie?

SS: I'm with you. I lump Chicago, Lionel Richie (Commodores), Bay City Rollers, KC and the Sunshine Band, and Miami Sound Machine as Instrumental bands that made "fun" song.:drink:

To quote my parents, "they're toe tappers".:violin:

Don't get me wrong, my preference is Zeplin, Skynyrd, AC\DC...:groovy:
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Got Boost
June 19th, 2007, 03:19 PM
Some song by the Supremes. I was so dissapointed it wasn't a Beatles tune I did not even bother to see what it was.
Got Boost

ande
June 19th, 2007, 03:24 PM
here's mine
05/21
1963 "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul

SwimStud
June 19th, 2007, 03:43 PM
Memories of the "Hello (Is it Me You're Looking for?)" video still give me the creeps.

Well videos are not always indicative of a good song or songwriter.
I'm just saying ones personal tastes do not automatically designate what is "good" and "bad"...well maybe some folks would like it this way but that's not how it is right now.
If you don't like it...fair enough, but many others may do. I can't stand certain Rap or Metal..but it's just my taste, doesn't make it bad.

Oh and SlowSwim. "get down tonight!" is a classic.

chlorine addict
June 19th, 2007, 09:35 PM
As I too was also born in the UK it's 'I Feel Love' by Donna Summer.

In the US it's 'I Just Want to Be Your Everything' by Andy Gibb which I've never heard but sounds truly awful.

However, it still sounds significantly better than the socially questionable 'Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)' by Tex Williams - number one exactly 30 years before my birth.



Wow! Does that bring back memories. I recall Andy looking pretty decent in those tight, black leather pants though. Today, that song would make you pull out hair. "Shadow Dancin'" (which, my younger sister used to think was "Shut-up and Dance") was better.

MikeGarr
July 13th, 2007, 11:32 PM
Patti Page "That doggie in the window"

James
July 16th, 2007, 11:04 AM
i know this one without looking. Its "Band On the Run" by Paul McCartney and Wings.

Noodles Romanoff
July 16th, 2007, 11:35 AM
"They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" by Napoleon XIV

m2tall2
July 16th, 2007, 11:53 AM
"It's Still Rock & Roll to Me" Billy Joel.

I'm glad my song is an awesome classic.

A.K.
July 23rd, 2007, 10:16 PM
[QUOTE=Blackbeard's Peg;97961]"Sailing" (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=556651&s=143441&i=556571) by Christopher Cross

what the f song is this?!?! hehe.

Sorry, tough draw on that one!

I had
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles
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