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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 14 September 2004 12:58 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/cont/choose.html

Mine
UK - I've Got a Brand New Combine Harvester - The Wurzels.
US - Silly Love Songs - Wings.

You don't need to give a real e-mail address, unless of course [email protected] is a real address, in which case, my apologies to chihuahua.


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Hinterland
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I didn't realise you were that young, SLB. I remember groovin' to Silly Loves Songs in that depressing, awkward-phase manner (no doubt in the purple corduroy flaired pants my sister had made me).

Me...

US: I Can't Stop Loving You by
Ray Charles

UK: Good Luck Charm by
Elvis Presley

There is simply no good news today.


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SLB, you are such a meanie. I am never going to forgive you. Those charts hadn't begun when I was born. You did this on purpose, didn't you, to humiliate us old guys?

Old guys are instructed to click on their eighteenth birthdays -- our "life's theme." Well, I suppose there is a certain sense to that.

Mine, USian: Sugar Shack, by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs.

British: Do You Love Me, by Brian Poole and the Tremeloes.

Um. Does anyone know whether this is the same Do You Love Me that the Dave Clark Five would later do? In that case, this would be quite a bit better.


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'lance
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posted 14 September 2004 01:12 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Does anyone know whether this is the same Do You Love Me that the Dave Clark Five would later do?

Yes, according to this page, both the Dave Clark Five and the Tremeloes were covering a song by the Contours, whoever they were.


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Based, on Skdadl's post, I re-did mine, using the date I actually started noticing modern music (which I seem to remember was around my 13th birthday).

So...

US: My Love by
Paul McCartney and Wings

UK: See My Baby Jive by
Wizzard

Huh? Wings was around that long? I thought it only seemed like an eternity at the time. The UK single is a complete unknown.


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UK: Young Love by Tab Hunter

US: Young Love / Too Much by Tab Hunter / Elvis Presley (shared No.1)


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posted 14 September 2004 01:17 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by skdadl:

Old guys are instructed to click on their eighteenth birthdays -- our "life's theme." Well, I suppose there is a certain sense to that.

British: Sugar, Sugar by The Archies

Oh dear.

American: Come Together by The Beatles

That's better.


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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 14 September 2004 01:22 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
UK: See My Baby Jive by
Wizzard

The UK single is a complete unknown.[/QB][/QUOTE]

Wizzard were pretty cool, featuring the former members of The Move who didn't become ELO. They were fronted by Roy Wood who, in the fashion of the times looked like a pixie bricklayer.


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'lance
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posted 14 September 2004 01:23 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Hinterland:
Huh? Wings was around that long? I thought it only seemed like an eternity at the time. The UK single is a complete unknown.

Sadly, yes. According to this discography, first album released 1971, last one 1979.

Time did drag in the 1970s, in many respects.


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Yup. I looked up the #1 US song on my 18th birthday, at the very tail end of the 70's:

Pop Musik, by M

I'm going to go and have a very large drink now.


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US: Kiss on my own List, by Hall & Oates
UK: Making Your Mind Up, by Bucks Fizz

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Screaming Lord Byron
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Ah, 'Making Your Mind Up' by Bucks Fizz, Britain's contributor to the Eurovision Song Contest of that year. Terrible bleached blonde people in garish colours, they had an over-rehearsed routine in which alpha-blonde guy ripped off one of the girl's skirts.
Remember only by me and Janet Jackson, it seems.

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posted 14 September 2004 01:32 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I seem to have fared better than most:

(UK) All I Have To Do Is Dream, by the Everley Brothers
(US) Purple People Eater - Sheb Woolley


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'lance
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quote:
Yup. I looked up the #1 US song on my 18th birthday, at the very tail end of the 70's:

Pop Musik, by M

I'm going to go and have a very large drink now.


Ah, Oliver?

Count your blessings.

US No. 1 on my eighteenth birthday, early '80s, was "Ebony and Ivory."

So however large a drink you pour yourself, double it for me, there's a good chap.


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posted 14 September 2004 01:35 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
BTW, Oliver - I like Robin Scott (aka 'M').

Excuse me, I have to go dig out my copy of 'The Devil Is An Englishman' now.


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posted 14 September 2004 01:40 PM      Profile for Hinterland        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Alright one more time. On my 18th? Let's see:

US: Funkytown by
Lipps, Inc.

UK: Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless) by
MASH

Yes, thank you. I'm done.


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UK: I Love To Love (But My Baby Loves To Dance) by
Tina Charles

US: Love Machine (Part 1) by The Miracles


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'lance
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This is rapidly becoming yet another "earworms" thread.
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Stephen Gordon
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Yeah, but at least we have the 'London Calling' thread next door as an antidote this time. I just start humming 'Death or Glory' to myself and the sky seems brighter all of a sudden.
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posted 14 September 2004 04:03 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My 18th birthday:

American -- Karma Chameleon

UK -- Relax


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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 14 September 2004 04:08 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ew! Earworms!
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No kidding! I've got both tunes duking it out in my head right now!
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So, this is where my fake e-mail lives.

http://www.deathsquad.com/


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Be of good cheer, you gyus. I emailed the link to the Divine Ms M. On the day she was born, the top US single was "Mrs. Robinson," but the top in the UK was "Jumpin' Jack Flash."

[ 14 September 2004: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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My 0th birthday:

Sugar Sugar by the Archies in the US.

Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus by Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg in the UK.

ugh. the Archies. I can honestly say that I've never heard Je T'Aime in my lifetime.


Incidentally, did anyone else use David Frum's email address?


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I didn't recognize either of the tunes that were #1 on my DOB.
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posted 14 September 2004 04:14 PM      Profile for vickyinottawa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Birthday: Hello Goodbye (Beatles) on both charts

18th: UK: Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens (WTF?????)
US: Say You, Say Me by Lionel Richie.... yikes.

'lance and Oliver, I'll be taking that drink now.

Let's try 16th birthday: Only You (Flying Pickets.... great band name, I gotta say) and Say Say Say (McCartney and Jackson)

sigh

13th.... Imagine by John Lennon and (Just Like) Starting Over. Three guesses what happened about a month before my birthday.

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I'll do it when I get home. (Actually I seem to recall somewhere that it was You Send Me by Sam Cooke). But seeing that some folks have Love Machine and Silly Love Songs makes me feel really old.

[ 14 September 2004: Message edited by: josh ]


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'lance
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I tried my 16th as well.

UK: "What's Another Year," Johnny Logan (?)

US: "Call Me." Meh. Coulda been worse.

quote:
Incidentally, did anyone else use David Frum's email address?

Not me, but inspired by that I used [email protected].


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posted 14 September 2004 04:17 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash.

Psst josh: "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis. Ha!

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quote:
Originally posted by Briguy:
[QB]My 0th birthday:

Sugar Sugar by the Archies in the US.

Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus by Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg in the UK.

ugh. the Archies. I can honestly say that I've never heard Je T'Aime in my lifetime.

QB]



Bow down to the mighty Serge!
I love Serge.


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'lance
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posted 14 September 2004 04:19 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Silly Love Songs

Ooog. Now there's a particularly irritating earworm. If I had a time machine...


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quote:

Psst josh: "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis. Ha!

Well, at least it was one of his better ones.


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posted 14 September 2004 04:26 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Silly Love Songs?
What's wrong with that?
I'd like to know.
Cuz here I go again...

Me:
Doo Wah Diddy - US

Always Something There To Remind Me - UK

Go easy on the Archies - they were really Andy Kim, a fine Canadian lad.


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My birthday minus nine months:

US - Crimson and Clover by Tommy James and the Shondells.

UK - Albatross by Fleetwood Mac.

(the UK #1 is immaterial for this inquiry, I'm sure)


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Albatross. Cool.
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posted 14 September 2004 04:33 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ronb:
Go easy on the Archies - they were really Andy Kim, a fine Canadian lad.

Just to challenge for SLB's music trivia title, I'll point out that Andy Kim had another pseudonym. In the early 80's he released an album and had a minor hit song ("Amour") under the name Baron Longfellow. Apparently, no one was paying him any respect as Andy Kim.


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quote:
My birthday minus nine months:

An inspired idea, though back then my parents -- aged 27/28 -- were already too old for the pop charts.

Still:

UK: "Bad to Me," by Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas;
US: "Fingertips Pt. 2," by Little Stevie Wonder.

quote:
In the early 80's he released an album and had a minor hit song ("Amour") under the name Baron Longfellow. Apparently, no one was paying him any respect as Andy Kim.

And he thought he could earn said respect under the name "Baron Longfellow"??!

Good Gawd. Popstars really are clueless.

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Question: When did Paul McCartney write silly love songs.

Answer: 1960 -2004

quote:
Originally posted by Screaming Lord Byron:
[QB US - Silly Love Songs - Wings.

[/QB]



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My **th bday

U.S. Venus by Frankie Avalon
UK Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by the Platters


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Date of first independant breath*

UK & US both: "A Hard Day's Night"

*seems appropriate, 'coz I was a C-section kid

~~~~~~

18th birthday:

UK: "Come on Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners

US: "The Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor


I like my Zero Day tune best.


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OK, I did the birthday minus 9 months thing:

Please Release Me by Engelbert Humberdinck

Happy Together by the Turtles


sigh encore. where's that drink????


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'lance
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Manhattan-with-miniature-boa, comin' right up vicky.
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quote:
Originally posted by Hephaestion:
UK: "Come on Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners

You probably know it by the "chorus", repeated strains of "Toora-Loora-Toora-Loora-Aye". It's one of those songs from that era (though not exclusive to that era) where no one knows the title (e.g. "Blue Monday" by New Order).

Zoot, Heph, Vicky... we're contemporaries, give or take a few years


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Yes! #1 at my conception, Sept 1975 was Fame by David Bowie.
This triumph is only slightly tempered by the fact that Sailing by Rod Stewart was #1 in the UK.

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Ok, I got frustrated, so I went looking:

quote:

1945

Top Hit Songs

1. On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe - Johnny Mercer
2. You Belong to My Heart - Bing Crosby / Zavier Cugat Orch
3. Rum and Coca-Cola - The Andrews Sisters
4. It Might as Well be Spring - Dick Haymes
5. My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time - Doris Day / Les Brown


Well. The orchestras were great.


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Holy Blatant Advertising, Skdadl!
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I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.


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On my birthday? Hello Goodbye - Beatles (UK) and Daydream Believer - Monkees (US)

Nine months beforehand? Please Release Me Engelbert and Penny Lane by The Beatles. Ugh. Who started this thinking about our parents having sex? Gross!


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My best friend's birthday gives "You Light Up My Life" by Debbie Boone?

Is this the sort of thing a true friend tells another?


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Your best friend was born around my 16th birthday.

What's puzzling is why more people of my generation didn't grow up to be homicidal sociopaths.


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It could be that punk came along at just the right time, Oliver, and gave them an outlet for their frustrated energies.

In my case, I credit the Beatles, even though I caught them years after they split up.


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Hey! Me too! That's how I got through the disco years: avoiding the radio and listening to the Beatles.
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Yeah, as time went on I leavened the mix with a little Stones, and then the Who -- and they provided not a half-bad foundation for punk, when I finally discovered that.

I think if I'd discovered, say, the Sex Pistols without some previous introduction to noise, I just wouldn't have been able to take it in. Too far removed from what I knew.


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Wow - me too, again. It was why I was ready for punk when I finally went to university in 1980.

I've always said that small Ontario towns are all the same. Nice to have more evidence for that theory!


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posted 14 September 2004 06:56 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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I've always said that small Ontario towns are all the same. Nice to have more evidence for that theory!

I suspect that small Ontario towns are still all the same -- but in a different way to what they used to be (if you follow).

I mean, I grew up before MuchMusic. A friend who moved away to another small town, but one within TV range of Toronto, used to tell me in the summers about something called The New Music, broadcast from a station called City-TV. It was like hearing reports from another planet. Back in the Ottawa Valley I was limited to crappy radio like Chez-106 FM, which ignored the punk thing in favour of powerful stuff like Foreigner, and the latest lame-ass solo projects from ex-members of the Byrds and the like. (University radio, CKCU and the like, was too low-power to carry out to the Flat Field where I kicked my bored heels, waiting for something to happen). Some decent stuff seemed to filter through anyway, once in a while, but seemingly on a five-year time lag. Meanwhile, thanks to the New Music, buddy was hearing about bands like the Ramones.

Anyway, cable TV and video channels must have done a lot since then to spread the latest pop-culture offerings into previously isolated places that used to get them only belatedly, and in attenuated form. Even before the Internet came along later, the cultural gulf couldn't possibly have been as great in the 1980s as it was before.


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posted 14 September 2004 07:04 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Nine months pre birthday --

UK -- Ticket to Ride
US -- Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter

My 16th birthday, the UK one I have never heard before. US -- Centrefold, J Geils Band.


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posted 14 September 2004 07:46 PM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
American: Broken Wings by Mr Mister
British: I'm Your Man by Wham!

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UK: I Can't Stop Loving You by
Michael Jackson And Siedah Garrett

US: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by
U2

1987: ugliest hair ever.


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posted 14 September 2004 08:16 PM      Profile for googlymoogly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
UK: Candy Girl, by New Edition
US: Flashdance... What a Feeling by
Irene Cara

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posted 14 September 2004 10:13 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
US, birth: Sly and the Family Stone, "Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin" (though by some other chart it's apparently "Bridge Over Troubled Water")
UK, birth: Edison Lighthouse, "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)"
US, 18th: Expose, "Seasons Change"
UK, 18th: Kylie Minogue, "I Should Be So Lucky"

Funny, this selection doesn't make me feel especially lucky.


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posted 14 September 2004 10:18 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yabbut Mike, that Sly Stone song is possibly the best that's been mentioned in this thread so far. An auspicious sign to be born under.
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posted 14 September 2004 10:20 PM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, hehe, forgot about my 18th birthday.

American: Hey Ya by Outkast

British: Leave Right Now by Will Young


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us: take on me by a-ha (i LOVE that song!!)

uk: the power of love by jennifer rush


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posted 14 September 2004 10:25 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by 'lance:
Yabbut Mike, that Sly Stone song is possibly the best that's been mentioned in this thread so far. An auspicious sign to be born under.

I figure it would be, but I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't know it. I'll have to try to find it.

I guess when you're looking at the pop music world, one out of four ain't bad.


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posted 14 September 2004 10:25 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
American: Hey Ya by Outkast

Ok, Gir?

I officially hate you, now.

(theseyoungwhippersnappers, whyinmyday, ruckusfruckussourbiscuitbatter...)

quote:
1987: ugliest hair ever.

Actually, Sarah, that was 1982, and A Flock of Seagulls:

[ 14 September 2004: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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posted 14 September 2004 10:31 PM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Birthday:
US - "Harper Valley P.T.A." by Jeannie C. Riley
UK - "Those Were the Days" by Mary Hopkin

Fuck me. I missed "Hey Jude" b/w "Revolution" by a week. How depressing.

Since I know for a fact that I was conceived on New Year's Eve 1967/68, here's my conception-song:
US and UK: "Hello Goodbye" b/w "I Am the Walrus"

That's better.

18th:
US - "Stuck on You" by Huey Lewis and the News
UK - "Don't Leave Me This Way" by the Communards

Never heard the latter (was that a cover of the Thelma Houston disco tune?) I remember well how much I loathed that Huey Lewis ditty, though.


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posted 14 September 2004 10:34 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Since I know for a fact that I was conceived on New Year's Eve 1967/68...

I think if my parents had ever provided so much information about my origins, I would even now be holding my hands over my ears and saying loudly "blahblahblah I CAN'T HEAR YOU blahblahblah..."


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posted 14 September 2004 10:45 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Okaaaay... without thinkin' too hard about the icky details... nine months *before* I was born...

UK: "You'll Never Walk Alone"by Gerry and The Pacemakers

US: "Sugar Shack" by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs


PS— Gir... OMG!! I thought you were older for some reason!! "You are but an egg," as the saying goes!

**gloom** feeling old. Hug me, skdadl....


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posted 14 September 2004 10:55 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My dad informs me that he wins at this -
18th birthday - Eleanor Rigby (UK) / Summer in the City - Loving Spoonful (US)

21st birthday - Honky Tonk Women (UK and US)

Bloody baby boomers, hoovering up all the good tunage.


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posted 14 September 2004 10:56 PM      Profile for globetrotter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by 'lance:

Actually, Sarah, that was 1982, and A Flock of Seagulls:


Oh god. I'm sorry I even suspected '87 hair to be hideous. Really.

And I raaan, ran so far away-ay-ay.


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posted 14 September 2004 11:07 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh believe me, there was hideous hair in 1987. (I had some myself, though the main reason was I was growing it out).

But compared to 1982... damn!

quote:
And I raaan, ran so far away-ay-ay.

The Seagull with the best hair was the gyu who was losing it.

[ 14 September 2004: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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posted 14 September 2004 11:14 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by beluga2:
UK - "Don't Leave Me This Way" by the Communards

Never heard the latter (was that a cover of the Thelma Houston disco tune?)


Yeah, it was a cover. The Communards were basically Jimmy Somerville (from Bronski Beat) and a row of drum machines.


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You can't knock the left-wing gay disco, though. I have to applaud a band that can name themselves after the proto-communist revolt in 1871 Paris and get to #1 on the pop charts.
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posted 14 September 2004 11:49 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Birthday (US):
Fly, Robin, Fly - Silver Convention
(who? what?)
Birthday (UK):
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Conception (US):
Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band
Conception (UK):
Make Me Smile - Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel
(who???)

18th (US and UK):
I'd Do Anything for Love - Meatloaf


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Oh believe me, there was hideous hair in 1987. (I had some myself, though the main reason was I was growing it out).

I had fabulous hair in 1987. Amazing. Down to my waist in the back and curly, curly, curly. Much height in the front. A shocking amount of hair, but was in reality mostly volumizing hair product. People would see me and say "Wow! Look at that huge head of hair carrying that small woman down the street!"


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posted 15 September 2004 12:04 AM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Make Me Smile - Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel
(who???)

Dude. A great song. (SLB? No back-chat, y'heah?) I'd suggest renting The Full Monty.

quote:
I had fabulous hair in 1987. Amazing.

For me this had to wait until late 1988 or early 1989, when it got long enough that I no longer had this lame-ass white-guy Afro thing happening.

Then I dyed it red. The grils, well... but a gentleman is discreet. (Or so said the one gentleman I've met, leastways).

[ 15 September 2004: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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posted 15 September 2004 12:04 AM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Hephaestion:
PS— Gir... OMG!! I thought you were older for some reason!! "You are but an egg," as the saying goes!

I get this reaction every time I say something on babble that puts a date on me.

And what is with all this conception stuff? I don't mean to steer the discourse in a bad direction here, but I thought that only pro-lifers put huge amounts of emphasis conception (being the beginning of life and all)


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quote:
Originally posted by Gir Draxon:
American: Broken Wings by Mr Mister
British: I'm Your Man by Wham!

It's amazing there wasn't a baby boom nine months after you were born.

I mean, I'd sleep with pretty much anyone rather than listen to that.


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And what is with all this conception stuff? I don't mean to steer the discourse in a bad direction here, but I thought that only pro-lifers put huge amounts of emphasis conception (being the beginning of life and all)

Actually, I like the conception date because it removes all the gushy false-romaticism from the supposed "blessed day" and puts it squarely in the context it deserves; some furtive, animalistic, doubtless unsatisfying 4-minute act occurring 42 years ago in some cheap hotel in Rouyn, Québec between two people drunk on Baby Duck...

Oops! But I love you mummy and daddy!


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posted 15 September 2004 12:58 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
US, birth: Sly and the Family Stone, "Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin" (though by some other chart it's apparently "Bridge Over Troubled Water")
UK, birth: Edison Lighthouse, "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)"

Neat. I used to listen to these two tunes "late" at night in bed on my transistor radio when I was nine.

quote:
US - "Harper Valley P.T.A." by Jeannie C. Riley
UK - "Those Were the Days" by Mary Hopkin

These two were on the air a few months earlier, but I heard them during the day.

Birthday:

It's Now or Never by The King. (US)
Apache by The Shadows (UK) Never heard of it.

My 18th was a drag:

(UK)Three Times A Lady by The Commodores. I really hated that one.

(US)Boogie Oogie Oogie by Taste of Honey. The horror.

[ed.] I can't believe how young everyone is here. I can think of stuff I was doing when most of these tunes came out. F'rinstance:

quote:
My best friend's birthday gives "You Light Up My Life" by Debbie Boone?

Is this the sort of thing a true friend tells another?


My girlfriend actually sang this one in public...for an audience...all the while trying to make heavy eye contact with me. I simply drank more rye and tried to hide under the table.

Do we have stories of where we were when we first heard the Sex Pistols?

She were the summer of '77, and the Wednesday night CBC am Rock show (yes, they did that in those days - Folk on Tuesdays, Country on Thursdays...) played Anarchy in the UK.

Wellsir, we had read about the Pistols in Macleans (I have the clipping still) and Creem; but readin' 'em and hearin' 'em are two differ'nt things.

Upon hearing the first note I knew this was the sound I had been waiting for throughout the 1970s.

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posted 15 September 2004 01:06 AM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Hinterland:

Actually, I like the conception date because it removes all the gushy false-romaticism from the supposed "blessed day" and puts it squarely in the context it deserves; some furtive, animalistic, doubtless unsatisfying 4-minute act occurring 42 years ago in some cheap hotel in Rouyn, Québec between two people drunk on Baby Duck...

Oops! But I love you mummy and daddy!


How jaded! How cynical! How... undoubtedly accurate, at least a large chunk of the time...


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Ha! "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon. How eerily appropriate.

Um, 'cause I used to love that song, I mean.


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posted 15 September 2004 05:18 AM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by 'lance:
I think if my parents had ever provided so much information about my origins, I would even now be holding my hands over my ears and saying loudly "blahblahblah I CAN'T HEAR YOU blahblahblah..."

Don't worry, 'lance, that's all I know. My mother let slip once that that was the only possible night the blessed event could've occurred. She never got a chance to tell me exactly how she knew that, as my reaction was pretty much as you've described.

PS: to my knowledge, the first time I ever heard the Sex Pistols was in the mid-80s. In '77, I was busy playing with my Star Wars action figures.


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This site shows what happened throughout music history on your birthday.

http://datadragon.com/day/select.shtml

So, now I know I share a birthday with Cyndi Lauper. Hmmmm.


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Oh god no...

UK: Knowing Me Knowing You by Abba
US: Dancing Quenn by Abba


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Franz Liszt was born on my birthday. I knew that, but that's a good thing.

Phil Collins was topping the charts with "A Groovy Kind of Love" on my birthday in 1988. I did not know that, and intend to wipe it from my mind right away.


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Phil Collins continues to taunt us with his horrors. Why, Phil, why?
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The U.K. No.1 was Dancing Queen by
Abba.

Play That Funk Music by Wild Cherry topped the U.S. charts.

I don't know how I feel about this.


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UK Stones - Its all over now
US 4 Seasons - Rag doll

My mum tells the story that because I was late she went for a ride on the back of my Dad's BSA motorbike to "move things along" Can just imagine the stones tune going through her head as we roared through the English Country side


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US - "Respect" by Aretha Franklin
UK - "A Whiter Shade of Pale" Procul Harem

Thats sorta ok.


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Perhaps we could institute the practise of "birthday shopping" for those of us stuck with ABBA or something equally bad.
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quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:
Perhaps we could institute the practise of "birthday shopping" for those of us stuck with ABBA or something equally bad.

A "birthday mulligan"?!


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quote:
Apache by The Shadows (UK) Never heard of it

Apache was and still is a great guitar instrumental (a classic like Wipeout). The lead guitarist is Hank Marvin. The Shadows were the backup band for Cliff Richard at the time and also had a couple of very good albums. If you want to hear it, I think it is still on memarocks.com.


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quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:

In the early 80's he released an album and had a minor hit song ("Amour") under the name Baron Longfellow. Apparently, no one was paying him any respect as Andy Kim.

quote:

Originally posted by 'lance:
And he thought he could earn said respect under the name "Baron Longfellow"??!

Good Gawd. Popstars really are clueless.


Andrew Youakim is back as Andy Kim. Apparently "I Forgot to Mention" -- a new song that he co-wrote with Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies -- received some airplay this year. Perhaps he could re-invent himself as Baron Longfellow in another ten years.

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Birthday: US -- I Heard It Through The Grapevine, by Marvin Gaye (Yay!)
Birthday: UK -- Ob-la-di Ob-la-da, by Marmalade?

What, were the Beatles being covered already in 1969, or is that a mistake?

Conception day: US -- Love is Blue, by Paul Mauriat (who?)
Conception day: UK -- Cinderella Rockefella, by Esther And Abi Ofarim (WTF?)

Apparently on the day of my conception, there was a severe drought of good taste. This explains a lot.

18th Birthday: US -- Walk Like An Egyptian, by The Bangles
18th Birthday: UK -- Reet Petite, by Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson? Who the hell? I sure remember The Bangles and Walk Like an Egyptian, though. It doesn't seem like that long ago. At all. I guess I'm old now. Weird.

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At the bottom of the email sent when I tried this, there was a note informing me that before becoming Elvis Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker ran a troupe of dancing chickens... so the exercise was even more rewarding than I'd bargained for.

And bad 1987 hair? Try this...

It's the ubermullet.


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March 3rd, 1987:

Livin' on a Prayer-Bon Jovi

No. Please, God, no. I loathe Bon Jovi.


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quote:
Originally posted by al-Qa'bong:
My girlfriend actually sang this one in public...for an audience...all the while trying to make heavy eye contact with me. I simply drank more rye and tried to hide under the table.

I laughed through your whole post, (Boogie-Oogie-Oogie - the horror! ) but this particular one slayed me. Hee hee. Would this be the same one who liked the Pina Colada song? I seem to remember that from another thread. Or maybe that was someone else.

My 18th birthday: "Love Takes Time" by Mariah Carey. Gag me with a fork.

9 months before my date of birth: "Without You" by Nilsson. Who the hell is Nilsson? Oh well, I liked Heart's live version of the song, anyhow.

Hey, here's what happened on my birthdays in music history:

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Today the song "Rags to Riches" by Tony Bennett topped the charts and stayed there for 8 weeks. (1953)

Today the song "Stay" by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1960)

Today the song "I Think I Love You" by the Partridge Family topped the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks. (1970)

Today the song "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John topped the charts and stayed there for 10 weeks. (1981)

Today the song "Mony Mony" by Billy Idol topped the charts and stayed there for a week. (1987)

Today the song "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston topped the charts and stayed there for 14 weeks. (1992)


God. The Partridge Family, Olivia Newton-John, and Whitney Houston. Surely that has to be THE axis of musical evil.

[ 02 January 2005: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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posted 02 January 2005 09:44 PM      Profile for Embarassed American     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Interesting -- I've always been fascinated with the "songs of your life" theory.

Birthday - 9
US -- Duke of Earl -- Gene Chandler
(Yeah, I can see that but ewwwwww!)
UK -- Rock-A-Hula Baby / Can’t Help Falling In Love -- Elvis Presley

Actual birthday
US -- Big Girls Don't Cry -- 4 Seasons
UK -- Lovesick Blues -- Frank Ifield (who?)

Boy did I get a wrong number!

18th birthday:
US -- Lady -- Kenny Rogers
UK -- The Tide Is High -- Blondie

Kill me now.


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EA, so you're about my age then. I started running around the sun in 64. Mama said Tootsie Rolls were big then.

UK#1: baby love, the Supremes
USA#1: leader of the pack(vroom vroom), the Shangri-Las


Senior year in HS:
UK#1: Uptown Girl, Billy Joel
USA#1: All night long, Lionel Richie

I remember dancing like a mad fool at high school gymn dances to "Stayin Alive." Then disco wasn't cool. But now I'd rather listen to Hot Chocolate than the kaka on the radio now. Oh god ...

just shoot moi

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quote:
I laughed through your whole post, (Boogie-Oogie-Oogie - the horror! ) but this particular one slayed me. Hee hee. Would this be the same one who liked the Pina Colada song? I seem to remember that from another thread. Or maybe that was someone else.

Same one. Good grief, how do you remember this stuff? I've been trying to forget it all for 25 years.

Who was Nillson? Harry Nillson was killer diller! "Put the Lime in the Coconut" and "Everybody's Talkin'" are Shmillson tunes. Have you seen "Goodfellas"? Jump into the Fire, which was playing as the helicopter was shadowing Ray Liotta, is a Nillson number.

So The Shadows was Cliff Richards' band was it? If that's the case then I've heard them on the Bongettes' "Thunderbirds are Go!" video. They sing something that goes "The Man in the Moon will jump on you..."

FAB Google

quote:
What, were the Beatles being covered already in 1969, or is that a mistake?

The Beatles were being covered right away. I heard Robert Goulet (or a reasonable facsimile) singing Yesterday in the mid-60s, and Peggy Lee singing Something (in the way she moves...) before I heard the Beatles' version.

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Scary stuff...

B'day -9:
US: "The Three Bells" by The Browns
UK: "Living Doll" by Cliff Richard and The Drifters

B'day:
Both charts: "Cathy's Clown" by The Everly Brothers

18th b'day:
US: "With A Little Luck" by Wings
UK: "Rivers of Babylon" by Boney M

al-Qa'bong: The tune from Thunderbirds Are GO! (sung by Cliff Richard Jr. and The Shadows...well it was supposed to be in the future, right?) was called "Shooting Star" (and it's actually a pretty decent tune).

(the larger image is here

(slightly edited - should've checked the FAB Google link first!)

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I think I had a toy version of that car when I was a kid! It was a pink 6-wheeled T-bird, anyhow.
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quote:
Originally posted by Fidel:
EA, so you're about my age then. I started running around the sun in 64. Mama said Tootsie Rolls were big then.

UK#1: baby love, the Supremes
USA#1: leader of the pack(vroom vroom), the Shangri-Las


Senior year in HS:
UK#1: Uptown Girl, Billy Joel
USA#1: All night long, Lionel Richie

I remember dancing like a mad fool at high school gymn dances to "Stayin Alive." Then disco wasn't cool. But now I'd rather listen to Hot Chocolate than the kaka on the radio now. Oh god ...

just shoot moi

[ 02 January 2005: Message edited by: Fidel ]


I know what you mean. Songs I wouldn't have been caught dead listening to or liking in high school I crank up now when I listen to the 70s channel. And to think some of us would get nostalgic about disco. Sheesh!


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