If you are old, and want to feel older, check out this website that charts the #1 song when you were born… via Lemondrop
You know about the Andrews Sisters right?
Maxine, Laverne and Patty from Mound, Minnesota?
Their first big hit, was in friggin’ 1937 “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen,” then had another hit in 1939 “Hold Tight, Hold Tight.”
In 1940, they hit the Top Ten hit with “Ferryboat Serenade (La Piccinina).” “I’ll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time,” was Top Ten hit of 1941. Get this: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” only made the Top 20.
They went on to have a radio show Eight-to-the-Bar Ranch. In 1948, they were ranked as the top recording artists of the year, and continued to pump out hits.
Between 1938-1951 the Andrews Sisters racked up 113 singles on the U.S. charts, making them the most successful female trio of all time.
The #1 record when I was born, was Near You… but the version by Francis Craig? Whuck? Who is Francis Craig?
- #1 When I graduated from high school: Help Me Rhonda, Beach Boys
- #1 When I graduated from college: Get Back, Beatles
- #1 When Nancy was born: Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) – Tex Williams
- #1 When we got married: People Got to Be Free, The Rascals
It’s a natural situation for a man to be free
Oh, what a feelin’s just come over me
Enough to move a mountain, make a blind man see
Everybody’s dancin’, come on, let’s go see
Peace in the valley, now they want to be free
- #1 When kid one was born: Close To You – The Carpenters
- #1 When kid two was born: (You’re) Having My Baby – Paul Anka
- #1 After 25 years of marriage: Can’t Help Falling In Love, UB40
I can’t even figure out what the #1 song is today. If you are a recording artist and you can’t find a genre of music to make one of the Billboard charts, fire your agent.
How about the Hot 100 #1: Rude Boy, Rihanna. Feel free to sing along!