This Day in Music

What was the #1 hit in music on the day you were born? Or maybe on the day you graduated school? Other special days in your life?

Find out at this website.  (Unfortunately, it only has records from 1946, so those who were born before that are out of luck.  There may be an alternative site…)

The day I was born, the #1 hit in the US was Elvis Presley’s single Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog.

In the UK, the #1 hit was Doris Day’s Qué Será Será / What Will Be, Will Be.

In Australia, the hit song was Portuguese Washerwoman, by Jo “Fingers” Carr.

Well, I’m still looking for a way to hear the Washerwoman song,  since I don’t know that one at all.  Otherwise, I’ve gotta say, I like the US choice best.  Your opinion may vary, of course…

(I have not yet finished the bind off on the vest.  Something seems to be brewing with my health, I don’t feel well, and I chose to nap on the way home instead of knit.    Also on the way to work this morning.  I’ll see how I feel later.   I want to finish this!)

In any case, enjoy the music!

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4 Responses to “This Day in Music”

  1. Courtney Says:

    I got: US: Southern Nights, by Glen Campbell. I’ve never heard it. UK: Knowing Me, Knowing You, by Abba. I know Abba, of course, but not that song. Australia: Don’t Give Up On Us, by David Soul. I’ve never heard of David Soul or the song.

    Fun, Chana!

    • eclecticitee Says:

      Glen Campbell had lots of country hits, I remember many of them, but he was never one of my favourites. I love David Soul as an actor, he was Hutch in the original Starsky and Hutch. I think his music was more prevalent outside the US. And Abba, of course, is Abba. 😀 Uh oh, now I’ve got that song running in my head. So many of the Abba songs are like that!!! Argh!

  2. Roberta Says:

    Hmmm – I got “Band of Gold – Freda Payne” on the UK chart. I have no idea what song it is. I will have to look it up.
    “Cracklin’ Rose – Neil Diamond” on the US chart – at least I know who Neil Diamond is 🙂 (I will probably know the song to when I listen to it..)
    And another one I don’t know from the Australian chart: “In the Summertime – The Mixtures”

    HAHHAHA – good that I haven’t posted yet – of course I know In the Summertime!!!!! (thank you Youtube!)

    • eclecticitee Says:

      Eek, I remember Band of Gold. And I had a roommate who played Neil Diamond for hours, including that song. In the Summertime was a fun song!

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