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emma42

No. 1 on the day you were born

This started in another thread and seemed quite fun!
So what was Number one the day you were born?
Mine is Heart of Glass by Blondie  

2 weeks later and it would have been Tragedy by the Bee Gees!  
freckle

The Rubettes - "Sugar Baby Love"
Border

This was my birthday No. 1

Marvin Rainmaker 3 weeks at the top spot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4iYaxcVNnY

9 months earlier it was Elvis with "All shook up"

A week before my birthday the No.1 was Perry Como "Magic Moments"

Two weeks afterwards it was Connie Francis "Who's sorry now"


Wonder if these songs were connected with my birth.  
Bazzer

Can't for the day   but these were the years best sellers.

1 I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover Art Mooney
2 Bumble Boogie Freddy Martin
3 Buttons and Bows, Dinah Shore
4 Twelfth Street Rag, Pee Wee Hunt
5 I've Got My Love To keep Me Warm, Les Brown
6 Love Somebody, Doris Day & Buddy Clark
7 It's Magic, Doris Day
8 Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me), Peggy Lee
9 Nature Boy, Nat King Cole
10 All I Want For Christmas is my Two Front Teeth, Spike Jones
11 Now Is The Hour, Bing Crosby  
12 You Can't Be True, Dear Ken Griffin
13 Woody Woodpecker, Kay Kyser
14 You Call Everybody, Darlin' Al Trace
15 A Tree In The Meadow, Margaret Whiting
mogs

cherry pink and apple blossom white...............


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDjAN8sKb1A
Bazzer

More like Greensleeves recorded by HenryVIII and the Tudor Minstrels.
 too late again
dan

Frank sinatra..........strangers in the night  
Alice

Telstar  

Bu**er! I'll be humming that all day now  
ros

You really got me - the Kinks  
Bazzer

Just to help you keep in tune Alice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOIIaGoGqHY&feature=related
Digindeep

Bazzer wrote:
Can't for the day   but these were the years best sellers.

1 I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover Art Mooney
2 Bumble Boogie Freddy Martin
3 Buttons and Bows, Dinah Shore
4 Twelfth Street Rag, Pee Wee Hunt
5 I've Got My Love To keep Me Warm, Les Brown
6 Love Somebody, Doris Day & Buddy Clark
7 It's Magic, Doris Day
8 Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me), Peggy Lee
9 Nature Boy, Nat King Cole
10 All I Want For Christmas is my Two Front Teeth, Spike Jones
11 Now Is The Hour, Bing Crosby  
12 You Can't Be True, Dear Ken Griffin
13 Woody Woodpecker, Kay Kyser
14 You Call Everybody, Darlin' Al Trace
15 A Tree In The Meadow, Margaret Whiting



1948.....  

I believe it was 1953..when NME first listed charts as we now know them  
Bazzer

Either that or '52 but then it was the M.E. never became N.M.E. 'till early 60's.
Had to upgrade because of pressure from the new colour publication, Record Mirror.
Border

Here you are Bazzer,

As there were no UK charts in the year you were born, I nipped over the pond and found the US chart No.1 for the day of your birth.

Vaughn Monroe - Ballerina

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxZJEC_6FiQ
Bazzer

Needn't have gone to all that trouble mate.  
I was too young to remember it.
Border

Looking at some of the info on this forum I bet there are a whole load of others that can remember it, whether they will admit it or not, is a different matter.  
Bazzer

Well there's Mogs for a start, she survived the Ducking Stool, Ordeal By Fire and beat Mathew Hopkins at Crib, Dominos and Shove 'apenny.
Eschra

Tubeway Army - Are 'Friends' Electric  

Never even heard of it   Why couldn't it have been Video killed the Radio Star (October) or Brick in the Wall (december) *sigh*
Alice

Eschra wrote:
Tubeway Army - Are 'Friends' Electric  

Never even heard of it   Why couldn't it have been Video killed the Radio Star (October) or Brick in the Wall (december) *sigh*


Lordy! You are all so young!!! Trouble is, I still feel young, so it's a bit of a shock to me that folks who were born in the 70's and 80's aren't still babes in arms  
emma42

Eschra wrote:
Tubeway Army - Are 'Friends' Electric  

Never even heard of it   Why couldn't it have been Video killed the Radio Star (October) or Brick in the Wall (december) *sigh*


It's not all that bad!  Tubeway Army were fronted by Gary Numan  
A few months later he released Cars  
MrsWW

Chris Farlowe - Out of Time

Never even heard of him  
Digindeep

Bazzer wrote:
Either that or '52 but then it was the M.E. never became N.M.E. 'till early 60's.
Had to upgrade because of pressure from the new colour publication, Record Mirror.


Checked it out Bazzer.....NME...first publised 7th March 1952....British charts first listed 14th March 1952......became best selling music  mag' from  72-76...then declined in sales.....until the Punk Rock era  
No Accounting for kids/taste......      
Info though Wilki....

About that time There was another mag....which published the lyrics and sometimes the musical score ( for budding gitarist )...I remember buying it....for the life of me can't think of its name....it was about a quarter or less of the size of say a tabloid today..(paper size eer! half an A4.)...
Does anyone remember the Magazine...?
Pilsbury

new seekers
You wont find another fool like me
apparently, never heard of it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dREE-DmDpIQ

and in the US
Show and tell by Al Wilson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv_xdsvIkIU
Alice

Digindeep wrote:


About that time There was another mag....which published the lyrics and sometimes the musical score ( for budding gitarist )...I remember buying it....for the life of me can't think of its name....it was about a quarter or less of the size of say a tabloid today..(paper size eer! half an A4.)...
Does anyone remember the Magazine...?


yes, my big sis used to have it....was it called 'words'? and the 'o' looked like a 'disc'? It was a different colour every month? I remember memorising the words from 'Build me up Buttercup' from it  
petyar

Dunno - they didn't have number ones when I was born. Probably something by Vera Lynn or Gracie Fields.
chicken feed

 the beatles can't buy me love
ClaireK

Cilla Black - Anyone who had a heart  

Claire
ClaireK

MrsWW wrote:
Chris Farlowe - Out of Time

Never even heard of him  


Love that song, bit of an odd looking guy though

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNyAzuB1-rE   (see what I mean)

Claire
Stanley

The charts proper hadn't started, but apparently the best seller on my birth date was The Squadronaires - "Kentucky"
Hawkeye

Good God Bazzers the same age as me      
NZPOME

Frank Ifield - Wayward wind!

Figures!  
Bazzer

Quote:
Good God Bazzers the same age as me


I've worn a lot better though!
mrs tiggywinkle

Through out July and August 1954  David Whitfield was top of the chatrs with Cara Mia.
Lootus

8 juli 1966

The Beatles - Paperback Writer

And the strange thing is... I have become a paperback writer  
Justme

Beatles 'Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out'
Juli

Ahem.  The #1 song on the day I was born was Moonlight Cocktail by Glenn Miller.  That was in the US though.

There was no UK charts back in my day
Bazzer

Quote:
There was no UK charts back in my day


Don't worry, you're not alone there.
Juli

Tut tut - such bad grammar.

Should have been "There were no UK charts back in my day", not "There was" - you'll 'ave me down as a rite hignoramous, you will.

Either that or

 

LadySlip

Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas                Bad To Me

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