What was the #1 Song on the Day You Were Born???

The Ames Brothers - The Ames Brothers were popular in the late 1940s & early 1950s. Rag Mop was the #1 song on the day I was born. It was a dumb song with a catchy beat.
@LadyMarissa (12160)
United States
October 6, 2008 12:06pm CST
http://www.joshhosler.biz/NumberOneInHistory/SelectMonth.htm I do NOT want any personal info as that will get me deleted. However, I found this to be fun!!! My Song was "Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers. I doubt that anybody even remembers that song. I seem to vaguely remember. But what do you expect out of somebody my age??? Here it is just in case you're as old as me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRQSYYOu_Zc One friend of mine found the name of the #1 song on her day was actually her name!!! What was the song on the day you were born & did it mean anything to you??? Remember...do NOT give your birth date here!!!
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47 responses
• United States
6 Oct 08
The song that was #1 on my birthday was the song "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco. The funny thing is that even before I knew that song was the #1 song on the day I was born, it's been one of my favorite songs for several years now.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Rock Me Amadeaus by Falco - Was this the #1 song on your date of birth???
That is one of those cool things that comes out of this!!! Coincidence???? I doubt it!!! Your Mom was probably listening to that song just before you were born or had the radio on in the other room just after bringing you home. Since we don't remember from day one, guess we'll NEVER know!!!
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• United States
24 Oct 08
that would make you a little younger than me because I well remember when It was #1 and I believe it was high on the top 100 for the year that year as well. rockin tune. So many musicians admitting Mozart's influence made classical music cool again too.
@II2aTee (2559)
• United States
7 Oct 08
"Ebony and Ivory" duet with Paul McCartney and STevie Wonder. I have never heard this song in my life... but I -LOVE- Stevie and Paul!! It's neat that their duet was #1 the day I was born~
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
7 Oct 08
The PERFECT song for you Tee... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sssqBjaTzOU
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• United States
7 Oct 08
"I Swear" by All-4-One is what i got. hmm. I don't really have an impression of this song, but this is quite intersting :) thanks for sharing and happy myLotting!
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I love the song but had never heard this version. I believe I like the Boyz2Men version better http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDcpXlttqq4
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@pumpkinjam (6945)
• United Kingdom
7 Oct 08
Mine was Queen, Another One Bites The Dust in the US and the Police, Don't Stand So Close to Me in the UK. I'm happy with that. I like them!
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
7 Oct 08
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Another One Bites the Dust is a GREAT song!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMenB9Ywh2Q
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@dtp882 (111)
• United States
7 Oct 08
My song was Again by Janet Jackson, I find it funny, I've NEVER heard that song, oh well this was fun, Maybe I'll look into the song.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I had never heard it either so I just had to look it up. Here you go... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96hmKX3Hd7c ENJOY!!!
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• United States
7 Oct 08
"Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles is my song I suppose haha. This song does not seem too old to me, though I suppose I am not very old, it just seems like many years of someones life, time really flies, it's crazy. I wonder when this song will be redone by another artist, only time will tell hehe.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
7 Oct 08
That is one of my favorite songs!!! The words "black velvet" refer to either Elvis himself (as his likeness is usually painted on a black velvet canvas) or his voice. Black velvet is described as a "new religion that'll bring y'all to your knees". The chorus talks about "black velvet in that little boy's smile; black velvet with that slow, southern, style" and the end of the first verse claims that "The boy could sing, knew how to move, everything, " and that "he'd leave you longing for [black velvet]".
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@Ithink (10616)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Ohh this was cool to do! Mine was (I cant get no) Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones. I have always enjoyed that song!
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
7 Oct 08
OMG, I danced to that MORE than TEN TIMES!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_euKhE7rw0
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Mine was "Wheel of Fortune" by Kay Starr. I have no idea what that song sounds like, but I vaguely remember the name Kay Starr. Thanks for that really cool link! We can look up the song of the day for so many special events. I like looking back in history at things like this. When my kids were born, I took the newspapers from those days and clipped out some of the more meaningful things that happened that day and put them in a scrapbook. Of course, they're getting really brown with age now! I think a link to those kinds of things is so much better than a crumbling piece of paper but, then, that crumbling paper has some meaning, too. I wonder where I can find a copy of that song, "Wheel of Fortune" by Kay Starr?
@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
6 Oct 08
My Mom loved Kay Starr!!! Here is your song... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgELNz5YDUs&feature=related
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Oct 08
This is really cool LadyMarissa! I have seen sites where you can order a newspaper headline from the day of your birth but I have not seen this before. On my birth-day the number one song was "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers. Not a bad song actually, gotta be happy with that!
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Bill Withers Lean On Me - Bill Withers did an awesome job singing "Lean On Me"
OMG...the PERFECT song for you!!!
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@Wyldrose (1216)
• United States
7 Oct 08
What a cool site!!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing. I have bookmarked that site and will share it with my kids. The number one song on my birthdate was "The Chipmunk Song" by David Seville and the Chipmunks!!! That is so hilarious! I still listen to that song today!!
@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I LOVE THE CHIPMUNKS!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmZtDb3ClZo
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• United States
24 Oct 08
I have a couple of chipmunk albums in my collection. they have been around since I was little. i think dad got them to entertain us kids and I still have them under my record player.
@Wyldrose (1216)
• United States
24 Oct 08
I LOVE listening to those little chipmunks!!! All through the years that I've listened to that song, I never knew it was number one on the day I was born. How interesting.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I wasn't old enough to be singing when I was brought into the world, but even now, I don't remember "my" song either.. It was Ballerina" by Vaughn Monroe, now that is telling my age, not good, huh?? I wasn't sure that singing had been invented when I was born, I sometimes feel older than dirt anyway, but I guess that it was, lol.. Neat site..
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
7 Oct 08
You are only 2 years older than me. This site goes back to 1892 & that's 116 years. I'm NOT anywhere near that old!!! Go to this site & see... http://www.joshhosler.biz/NumberOneInHistory/SelectMonth.htm OK now get back to me!!!
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
7 Oct 08
02/09/1948?
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• Philippines
7 Oct 08
Everbody Wants to Rule the World. by Tears for Fears. i have no idea what this song is, but i will definitely search for it and download it. It seems to be interesting and i think i'm gonna like it! hey this site is cool! Ü
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Glad you enjoyed!!! That is one of my ALL time favorite songs!!! You have just gotta listen to it atleast once... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMjzxHzZnnI
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• United States
24 Oct 08
Fantastic Song. You'll love it
@Barbietre (1439)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Mine is "Buttons and Bows" by Dinah Shore. HMMM, quite interesting, my Mom said it was like a little doll and I do have a real preference for girly clothes. My sis can attest to that.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Dinah Shore Button & Bows!!! - Dinah Shore does a sassy version of Button & Bows!!!
Hmmmm, VERRRRY interesting!!! I do see you as a girlie girl Here's Dinah singing Buttons & Bows... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TywQe3A7dHs
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• United States
24 Oct 08
I still find it hard to think of her as anything but a talk show hostess. I never knew her as anything else until her music became a trivial pursuit answer in my teens.
@iamnes (325)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
hi! this is fun! i learned that the number 1 song during my birth date was "Maneater" by Daryl Halls and John Oates. i don't think it has any meaning for me (hehehe... ) but learning this was fun and interesting. thanks to you LadyMarissa!
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Maneater by Daryl Hall & John Oates - Maneater was a great song done by Daryl Hall & John Oates!!!
OMG I just love that song. Fun is why I started this. I'm finding it interesting thinking about the differents songs that have popped up so far!!!
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• United States
24 Oct 08
strangely enough I'm pretty sure I still have the LP that song came from. Stranger still is the number of people I know who look at me like I'm from mars when I mention the word "LP" It's downright annoying when they don';t know what it means even after you explain. In fact their reaction is normally "how old are you, I never herd of such a thing. I just ask them what they think dj's are "scratching" in those rap songs. they generally have no idea.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
6 Oct 08
The song for my date of birth I have never heard of but the artist I have. The song is "That Lucky Old Sun" by Frankie Laine
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
6 Oct 08
You may not have heard of him, but you would probably recognize some of his songs.. Rawhide High Noon Mule Train Ghost Riders in the Sky Just to name a few!!! He had a lovely voice!!! OMG I'm OLDER than everybody in myLot!!!!!!
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• United States
7 Oct 08
I have you beat by a couple of years LadyMarissa, and I have read all of the responses to this post and remember sooo many of the songs.. This has been one of the best discussions that I have ever had the pleasure to respond to in a long time.. I have enjoyed it tremendously..
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• Malaysia
15 Oct 08
Whoa man, this is surely interesting. I just found out that 'Mama Told Me (not to come)' by Three Dog Night was the song the day I was born. Now I know how I get rock n roll attitude from..lol
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
15 Oct 08
WHOA is right!!! Three Dog Night was an AWESOME group!!! I don't think they did anything BAD!!!!!! And I really liked Mama Told Me!!! CONGRATULATIONS
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Not fair the #1 song when I was born is not on iTunes ("The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart)" by Percy Faith) and I don't know it. But I know every song that was on the list starting from when I was 2 years old. We did not have a TV until I was 7 so I guess music was the alternative (AM radio no less). And I remember Rag Mop and Mom loved the Ames brothers.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Moulin Rouge (Where is Your Heart) - Moulin Rouge is an interesting movie & Where Is Your Heart is a beautiful song!!!
Go ahead, make me feel older than dirt...your MOM loved the Ames Brothers!!! Sorry you couldn't find your song on iTunes. Good thing I don't hold a grudge!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Acq8yG2Fy8&feature=related
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@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Mine is Hot Stuff by Donna Summer. That song that is yours rag mop the only reason I heard of it before was my cousin danced to it in a dance review about 15 years ago. It was a cute dance lol. Now that I looked up Hot Stuff on Youtube I heard it before. Looking for some hot stuff baby this evening, I need some hot stuff, baby tonight lol.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Donna Summer"Hot Stuff" - "Hot Stuff" was a hot song. Donna Summer was a HOT Summer!!!
I loved it when she spoke of being a teenager & said I thought I was such HOT STUFF (& she was RIGHT) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8ikt0NGlqc
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@candymarie (1368)
• Canada
8 Oct 08
LMAO!!!! "Ghostbusters"
@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Ghostbusters - It was a whacked out set of movies. Yet so much FUNNN to watch!!!
You laugh, it could be worse. I actually enjoy that song. It's a HAPPY song!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4uxIo4t7xM&feature=related
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
8 Oct 08
Thanks, LadyMarissa - that's a fascinating site and I spent ages checking on the family's personal songs! Mine is 'That'll Be The Day' - very appropriate, I thought!
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Umhmmm
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