Friday, August 22, 2008

A Musical Sort of Purgatory

I am absolutely horrified. My good friend Cookie just sent me a link where you can find out what song was Number One on the Billboard charts in America the day you were born, and I naturally was curious and looked it up. I should not have done so. I was born on December 8, 1977, and on that acursed day the number one song in America was "You Light Up My Life" by the incomparable Debby Boone. I think I might throw up. If there's a single song in the universe that is more frequently played as elevator music than that one, I'm sure I don't know it. Curse you, Kenny G! Oh, how I wish I weren't the punchline in a joke about Delilah After Dark. Do you think this is like a horoscope? Can you tell something about a person based on the lyrics or musical stylings of the hit song on the day they were born? I can just see me at dinner parties now: "Yeah, I'm like, totally a Saggitarius, which is, like, totally a fire sign? But thank God for my birth song, which is so totally sappy it just totally tones down my otherwise totally firey nature, you know? Yeah, it really mellows me out."

So are you curious? Click on the following link to discover what your special birthday song is, and be sure to let me know in the comments!

http://www.joshhosler.biz/NumberOneInHistory/SelectMonth.htm

UPDATE: I am somewhat appeased. I just looked up the Number One song on the (approximate) day I was conceived (March 8, 1976) and you know what it was? OH WHAT A NIGHT! LATE DECEMBER BACK IN SIXTY-THREE, WHAT A VERY SPECIAL TIME FOR ME, WHAT A LADY WHAT A NIGHT! yesssssssssss! A very big thank you to The Four Seasons for redeeming my faith in life, humanity, and the possibility of world peace.

13 comments:

Jen said...

Feb 25, 1982: w00t! My birth day song is "Centerfold" by the J. Geils Band!

"My blood runs cold!/My memories have just been sold!"

H-SPO said...

Dude,

Seriously. You were conceived on March 8, 1977. 1977.

Ready?

"Love Theme from 'A Star Is Born' (Evergreen)" by Barbra Streisand

Haha.

Cheasty said...

OH. MY. GOD. i am the dumbest human being alive. either that or my mother is an elephant. and my reputation as a barbra streisand diehard fan is cemented. how on earth has this happened to me?!

H-SPO said...

Not dumb. Not dumb at ALL. Just REALLY FUNNY.

H-SPO said...

And the only reason I figured that out was because I checked the day that I was conceived (because ROD STEWART is my birthday) and Oh what a night 1963 yadda yadda popped up. At that moment I was the dumbest human alive because my first thought was, HA! Our parents were doin' it on the same night (Oh what a night). Then I remembered I was a year older than you.

Sheesh. Good thing I have had some gin this evening...

Sam said...

LOL

September 30, 1975 - "Fame" by David Bowie. Hmmmmm... :D

PrincessPi said...

Oh yeah? My song: November 6, 1980. What a Woman by Barbra Streisand. It's like I was destined to be a fag hag.

Alison in Colorado said...

The day I was born (July 31, 1972): "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan. Really? A song about some guy planning to throw himself off of a tower? Crying about his parents' deaths (long after he chickened out from jumping)? That song represents what the world longed to hear when I entered the world? How depressing.

The day/night/afternoon delight (whatever) when I was conceived (November 17, 1971...I was born two weeks late): "Theme from 'Shaft'" by Isaac Hayes. Can you dig it?!

Renny said...

"Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie. Take that!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, so i just checked mine, and WOW... Im not even going to mention it cause it was so bad! And the sone on my approximate day of conception? Horrible too. WOW...



The Fairy King

Lindsey said...

Oh my.... July 26, 1978.... "Shadow Dancing" by Andy Gibb. Isn't he a Bee Gee? A lone Bee Gee. So sad. At least this year I had "I Kissed A Girl."

Judy said...

It looks like we are all destined to make love in elevators according to our birth hit songs... but I think mine is pretty good. "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John. haha! Seriously!?! Have you guys seen the video?

Cheasty said...

oh my god, that video is AMAZING!! but really, what's up with the part where she wrestles the fat guy on the treadmill?