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What was #1 when you were born?
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BS.Dos.



Joined: 29 Mar 2007

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:44 am    Post subject: What was #1 when you were born? Reply with quote

UK
Single - Lee Marvin ~ Wandrin' Star
Album - Simon & Garfunkel ~ Bridge Over Troubled Water

US
Single - Simon and Garfunkel ~ Bridge Over Troubled Water
Album - Led Zeppelin ~ Led Zeppelin II

March 1970


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VanIslander



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*shrug*

I know the year I was born Miles Davis plugged in and began to go techno like Confused ... Lenny Breau came out with his first live album Very Happy ... and #1 on the Jazz Billboard for that year was the Best of Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 Smile

That was 1969.
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Ya-ta Boy



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to one site, Vaugn Monroe's '(Ghost) Riders in the Sky. 1949.
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BS.Dos.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^78rpm I suspect. Probably smash to pieces if you dropped it.

I'm intrigued. We probably wouldn't have a hope in hell of finding a copy online to listen to.
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BS.Dos.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't believe it:

Vaugn Monroe's '(Ghost) Riders in the Sky. 1949.

Sounds familiar. Wasn't it used for a TV show?
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Underwaterbob



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love Theme from "A Star is Born" - Barbara Streisand

That's unfortunate. Interestingly (or not) enough her son's name is the same as mine.
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okokok



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

February 24/73 "Killing Me Softly with His Song" Roberta Flack
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Ya-ta Boy



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BS.Dos. wrote:
I don't believe it:

Vaugn Monroe's '(Ghost) Riders in the Sky. 1949.

Sounds familiar. Wasn't it used for a TV show?


Here's the site I took it off:

1949's Greatest Hits
1. (Ghost) Riders In The Sky - Vaughn Monroe

2. I've Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts - Freddy Martin
3. "A" You're Adorable (the Alphabet Song) - Perry Como
4. I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts - Freddy Martin
5. Trouble Blues - Charles Brown Trio
6. Some Enchanted Evening - Perry Como
7. Ain't Nobody'd Business - Jimmy Witherspoon
8. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Les Brown
9. The Huckle-Buck - Paul Williams and His Hucklebuckers
10. That Lucky Old Sun - Frankie Laine
11. You're Breaking My Heart - Vic Damone
12. Mule Train - Frankie Laine
13. Forever and Ever - Russ Morgan
14. She Wore A Yellow Ribbon - Eddie "Piano" Miller
15. Someday - Vaughn Monroe
16. All She Wants To Do Is Rock - Wynonie Harris
17. Roomin' House Boogie - Amos Milburn
18. Saturday Night Fish Fry - Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five
19. My Darling, My Darling - Jo Stafford & Gordon Mcrae
20. Roomin' House Boogie - Amos Milburn

http://www.popculturemadness.com/Music/Pop-Old/1949.html

It was the first site I came across and didn't bother looking for one that did a month-by-month breakdown. Had "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" been #1, I'm sure I would have kept looking.

Here's a link to Vaughn Monroe's: http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsfw9CEQITA&feature=related

It's no way near as good as Johnny Cash's version: http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=lxn48wSiCzg&feature=related

But the version I'm most familiar with is Frankie Laine's: http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwAPa0qHmLo&feature=related

Robert Mitchum did a good cover, but I can't find it.
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BS.Dos.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya-ta Boy wrote:


But the version I'm most familiar with is Frankie Laine's: http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwAPa0qHmLo&feature=related

Robert Mitchum did a good cover, but I can't find it.


Yeah, that sounds like the version I'm more familiar with.

Know what you mean about 'coconuts'. Think I'd have moved my birthday forward/back a month myself.

This sounds interesting:

Saturday Night Fish Fry - Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

Any idea what a 'Tympany' is?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

July 25, 1961

July 10 - August 27:
Tossin' And Turnin' Bobby Lewis
http://www.popculturemadness.com/Music/Number-One-Songs-60s.html

http://kr.youtube.com/watch?v=mJiSKu29yPk
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BS.Dos.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^Excellent. Love the latest comment on that clip.
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JMO



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure 'karma chameleon' was number 1 when I was born.
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jajdude



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the US "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies.
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Canerican



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1984....


When Doves Cry, by Prince. Incidentally, I love that song.


Also, here's a website that lets you pick by month and day and then displays by year.


http://www.joshhosler.biz/NumberOneInHistory/SelectMonth.htm
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VanIslander



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canerican wrote:
When Doves Cry, by Prince. Incidentally, I love that song.

I actually wore out two tapes playing that over and over in the eighties (true story). It was an incredible sensation then and while it's hailed for having no bass line and all facets performed entirely by one artist, it's actually got killer lyrics:

Quote:
Dig if you will the picture
Of you and I engaged in a kiss
The sweat of your body covers me
Can you my darling
Can you picture this?

Dream if you can a courtyard
An ocean of violets in bloom
Animals strike curious poses
They feel the heat
The heat between me and you

How can you just leave me standing?
Alone in a world thats so cold? (so cold)
Maybe I'm just too demanding
Maybe I'm just like my father too bold
Maybe youre just like my mother
Shes never satisfied (shes never satisfied)
Why do we scream at each other
This is what it sounds like
When doves cry

Touch if you will my stomach
Feel how it trembles inside
Youve got the butterflies all tied up
Dont make me chase you
Even doves have pride

It'll be played a hundred years from now. Classic. By a true artist.

You know you wanna listen/move to it again:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8024149534370530630&hl=en
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