What was #1 on the day you were born?

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What was #1 on the day you were born?

Post by nicolas » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:51 pm

Go to this site and you will know. You can chose the best (or least worse) song between UK, USA, AUS, CAN and GER.

For me it was Edwin Starr's "War" in the States (25 Aug 1970)

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Post by HRS » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:05 pm

Okay, Feb. 13 1993:

No Limit - 2 Unlimited in the UK
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston everywhere else.

Now that should explain any tendency to bipolarity! :D

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Post by Listyguy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:23 pm

Spaceman - Babylon Zoo in the UK
One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men in the US and Canada
Jesus to a Child - George Michael in Australia
Earth Song - Michael Jackson in Germany

What a group...

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Post by Jirin » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:32 pm

Michael Jackson - Beat It
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
David Bowie - Let's Dance

BOOYEAH.

True - Spandau Ballet
Bruttosozialprodukt - Geier Sturzflug

Haven't heard either of these.

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Post by Moonbeam » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:34 pm

Jirin wrote:Michael Jackson - Beat It
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
David Bowie - Let's Dance

BOOYEAH.

True - Spandau Ballet
Bruttosozialprodukt - Geier Sturzflug

Haven't heard either of these.
Really? You don't know "True"?

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Post by Moonbeam » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:40 pm

April 29, 1980:

UK: Dexys Midnight Runners - "Geno": :)
US: Blondie - "Call Me": :music-rockon:
AUS: Split Enz - "I Got You": :music-rockon:
CAN: Pink Floyd - "Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)": :angry-banghead:
GER: Earth & Fire - "Weekend": :mrgreen:

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Re: What was #1 on the day you were born?

Post by Dan » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:44 pm

27 Feb 1980

Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love (US & Canada)
Blondie - Atomic (UK)
...will keep us together.

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Post by Moonbeam » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:47 pm

Dan wrote: Blondie - Atomic (UK)
:music-rockon: :music-rockon: :music-rockon: :music-rockon: :music-rockon: :music-rockon: :music-rockon:

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Post by Dan » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:48 pm

Moonbeam wrote:
Dan wrote: Blondie - Atomic (UK)
:music-rockon: :music-rockon: :music-rockon: :music-rockon: :music-rockon: :music-rockon: :music-rockon:
Hell yeah!
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Post by jamieW » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:54 pm

I already knew that "My Sweet Lord" (one of my all-time favorite songs) was #1 in the U.S. the day I was born (January 1, 1971). It always seemed very appropriate to me, since it definitely fits my "constantly searching for meaning in life" personality.

The other #1s were:

UK: I Hear You Knockin'-Dave Edmunds
Canada: Isn't it a Pity-George Harrison
Australia/Germany: Song of Joy-Miguel Rios

I'm beginning to understand why George Harrison was always my favorite Beatle...

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Post by Nick » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:58 pm

UK- "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"- Bryan Adams
US- "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"- Bryan Adams
AUS- "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"- Bryan Adams
CAN- "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"- Bryan Adams
GER- "Summer Dreaming (Bacardi Feeling)"- Kate Yanai

Well this sucked.

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Post by santacosta » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:46 am

Nick wrote:UK- "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"- Bryan Adams
US- "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"- Bryan Adams
AUS- "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"- Bryan Adams
CAN- "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"- Bryan Adams
GER- "Summer Dreaming (Bacardi Feeling)"- Kate Yanai

Well this sucked.
We were born the same sucky week. August 20th

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Post by DaveC » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:58 am

I was born on August 20th too!

Different year though

UK: Slim Whitman - Rose Marie
USA: Bill Hayley & The Comets - Rock Around the Clock

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Post by slick » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:00 am

March 27th, 1973

US - The O'Jays - Love Train
UK - Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize
AUS - Carly Simon - You're So Vain

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Post by Henry » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:18 am

August 10, 1956

US - The Platters - My Prayer
UK - Doris Day - Whatever Will Be Will Be
Germany - Heimweh - Tell a Friend
Canadian - not available until 1957
Australia - Les Baxter - Poor People of Paris

I don't believe any of these songs made my top 4000 or perhaps any of the lists in the latest song poll. Perhaps my enjoyment of the 1960's and 70's can be appreciated in view of these birthday songs. Please let me know which one of these you prefer over STH.

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Post by Craig » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:20 am

Ok, so what are the odds that within 12 posts the same birth date occurs twice.
I'm 10th August 1974!

Not a bad list but I was hoping for better.

UK - Rock Your Baby – George McCrea
US – Feel Like Makn’ Love – Roberta Flack
Aus – S-S-S Single Bed – Fox
Can – Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me – Elton John

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Post by Romain » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:51 pm

I'm really sorry! Really really sorry!

UK: Mississippi - Pussycat
US: Disco Duck (part 1) - Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots
AUS: Dancing Queen - Abba
CAN: If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
GER: Daddy Cool - Boney M.

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Post by antonius » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:21 pm

UK: Get Off My Cloud - Rolling Stones
US: Get Off My Cloud - Rolling Stones
AUS: Que Sera Sera - Normie Rowe and the Playboys
CAN: I Knew You When - Billy Joe Royal
GER: Satisfaction - Rolling Stones

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Post by Nick » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:54 pm

santacosta wrote:
Nick wrote:UK- "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"- Bryan Adams
US- "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"- Bryan Adams
AUS- "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"- Bryan Adams
CAN- "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"- Bryan Adams
GER- "Summer Dreaming (Bacardi Feeling)"- Kate Yanai

Well this sucked.
We were born the same sucky week. August 20th
Before I plugged in my birthday I was thinking- "Oh great! 1991! Lots of great music came from then. "Loveless", "Achtung Baby", "Out of Time", "Screamadelica", "The Low End Theory", "Blue Lines", "Blood Sugar Sex Magik", and of course- "Nevermind"- to name a few. Now I know not all of these albums were all that commercially successful, but there's got to be at least some great music that hit number 1 on my birthday..."

Nope. Bryan Adams and a commercial jingle for Bacardi. That's all I got. Just goes to show how warped one's idea of what is popular during a time period can be. But maybe that's great. Maybe when kids in their 20's 20 years from now do this they'll be expecting Radiohead and Tame Impala to be their number 1 songs. Who knows?

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Post by dumbangel » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:38 pm

December 14th, 1976

UK : Under The Moon Of Love - Showaddywaddy
US : Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart
AUS : Money, Money, Money - Abba
CA : Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart
GER : Daddy Cool - Boney M.

It's all crap :(((

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Post by Honorio » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:18 pm

April 27th 1965

UK: The Beatles' "Ticket to Ride"
US, AUS & CAN: Herman's Hermits' "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter"
GER: Petula Clark's "Downtown"

Never heard before that tune by Herman's Hermits, on a first listen I found it insufferably bland. And, as everyone in that Youtube link mention, the singer resembles too dangerously to Justin Bieber (and I'm afraid not only it's a question of haircut, every era has this kind of watered-down products).

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Post by nicolas » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:48 pm

The complete 25 August 1970

UK : Elvis Presley - The Wonder Of You (deliciously kitsch)
USA : Edwin Starr - War (great)
Australia : Simon & Garfunkel - El Condor pasa (not the best SG song, far from that)
Canada : Mashmakan - As The Years Go By (I didn't know that, well that's very forgettable)
Germany : Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime (love that song)

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Post by Matski » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:02 pm

Thriller was no.1 pretty much everywhere on my birthdate. Apparently, Syncronicity was initially released on that same date too. Singleswise though, oh dear..:

AUS: Bonnie Tyler "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
UK: New Edition "Candy Girl"
USA: Irene Cara "Flashdance... What a Feeling"
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Post by Matski » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:22 pm

Jirin wrote: ...
True - Spandau Ballet
Bruttosozialprodukt - Geier Sturzflug

Haven't heard either of these.
It seems like we were only born around month or so apart. Have to agree with Moonbeam about 'True'. As for that Geier Sturzberg single, it's err... worth checking out.

:whistle:

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Post by Rodneyontheblock » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:23 am

Centerfold-the J. Geils Band (31 years ago today actually. I'm a groundhog:)

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Post by stavo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:14 am

Canada and US: On Bended Knee- Boyz II Men
UK: Cotton Eye Joe- Rednex
AUS: Zombie- The Cranberries
GER: Tear Don't Lie- Mark 'Oh

Other than Zombie, this list basically sums up all the music I actively despise.

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Post by Billy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:51 am

Okay.... Well me and Nick were born in the same week because the #1's were exactly the same. Kind of like the birthday problem I guess.

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:11 pm

UK: Viva Forever - Spice Girls
US: The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
AUS: The Cup Of Life/Maria - Ricky Martin
CA: Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
GER: Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) - Pras feat Ol' Dirty Bastard

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Post by Blanco » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:31 pm

UK: The Fly - U2
US: Romantic - Karyn White
AUS: Rush - Big Audio Dynamite
CA: Can't Stop This Thing We Started - Bryan Adams
GER: (Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams

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Post by PlasticRam » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:08 am

UB40 and Take That :angry-banghead:
I feel like that

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Post by Nassim » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:42 am

Craig wrote:Ok, so what are the odds that within 12 posts the same birth date occurs twice.
I'm 10th August 1974!
16.7% is my maths are right ;)

5th of September 1984 :

UK : Stevie Wonder - I Just Called to Say I Love You
US : Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do With It ?
(come on Tina, don't be so rough with Stevie)
Oz : Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Can : Ray Parker Jr - Ghostbusters
(I'd like a mash-up "Wake Me Up Before you GhoGhostbusters")
Ger : Giorgio Moroder - Reach Out

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Post by whuntva » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:08 am

July 9, 1995

US: "Waterfalls"-TLC
UK: "Boom Boom Boom"-Outhere Brothers
Canada: "Leave Virginia Alone"-Rod Stewart
Australia: "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me"-U2
Germany: "Wish you were Here"-Rednex

So kind of a mixed bag.
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Post by SavoyBG » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:46 am

Honeycomb - Jimmie Rodgers

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Post by jimmyj » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:55 pm

Nov. 29, 1974

US: I Can Help - by Billy Swan

UK: Gonna Make You A Star -by David Essex

Canada: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - by Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Australia: I Honestly Love You - by Olivia Newton-John

Germany: Kung Fu Fighting - by Carl Douglas

Interesting mix. The only ones I've heard previously are 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet' and 'Kung Fu Fighting'
I love a bunch of BTO songs, and Kung fu Fighting is a really fun song to me.

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