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!
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.