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The day you were born what was the #1 song?

Old 02-28-15, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
Interestingly, “Good Night, Irene” here too. I did previously look up my family, and my wife’s song is also “Third Man Theme.” ...
Another fan of older women. (My wife is 85 days older than I am.)
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Old 02-28-15, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
... My son and I used to play "Name that Tune" in the car by punching the scan button on the radio, and naming the songs that came up. ...
My parents frequently had us play that game with classical music at dinnertime, with a "name the composer" contest. I did not fully appreciate the value of the contest until years later.
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Till I waltz with you again. Teresa Brewer. Never heard it or of it till I looked it up
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Your Breaking My Heart by Vic Damone. Now I know why my mom kept saying that to me while I was growing up. And all this time I thought I was a disappointment. You're Breaking My Heart by Vic Damone

You're Breaking My Heart by Vic Damone

You're Breaking My Heart by Vic Damone
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Originally Posted by John E View Post
My parents frequently had us play that game with classical music at dinnertime, with a "name the composer" contest. I did not fully appreciate the value of the contest until years later.
It certainly made you smarter particularly if you were listening Mozart's music written by an angel accompanied by celestial harmonies!--so they say!
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Old 02-28-15, 02:29 PM
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[h=1]It's All In The Game by Tommy Edwards. I didn't know this so I learned something new today.[/h]
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Old 02-28-15, 02:35 PM
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Perry Como singing "Some Enchanted Evening". Except that was here in the USA, and mom and I weren't.
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Mine was rather foreboding. " Rags to Riches" by Tony Bennett. It was on the radio lots in the 60's.
Been a gambler since I was 20, lottery and roulette. Finally won second prize Christmas Eve 2011, four days before my birthday. Amounted to 10 years my wages. I kept every last ticket I've boughten.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
mmm dooby doo
dom dom
domm-bu domby dooby doo dom dom... repeat
This seems to be a better song to be conceived by, which I was. By the time I got out, it was Running Bear, which seems apt.
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Doesn't go back far enough but I was told

Battle Hymn of the Republic. And you kids stay off the grass!
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Percy Faith, A summer place, 4/1960. cool thread...

elevator music...ugh..
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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by The Platters
01 / 27 / 1959

But from my point of view, I think it was really Bustin' Out...
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Old 03-01-15, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
Did you read the OP?
Did you read VNA's post? I think his point was that the referenced website doesn't give you the #1 songs in France.

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Seriously? First how would I know?
In Versailles? Yes France!
I don't think they had a number ONE song then--and no it was not during the reign of some Louis!
Would I be going faster on my bike if I knew?
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I've Heard That Song Before by Harry James and His Orchestra

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Originally Posted by CrankyFranky View Post


Ah - the Del Vikings.
No, that one was "dom dom dom dom domby dooby dom ... repeat.

Mine was "mmdooby doo dom dom..." Come Softly to Me, the Fleetwoods.
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
Perry Como singing "Some Enchanted Evening". Except that was here in the USA, and mom and I weren't.
As much as I like Perry Como, I like Giorgio Tozzi's version better.
Saw a live performance of South Pacific some years ago with a singer who closely approximated Giorgio. It was great.
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Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
As much as I like Perry Como, I like Giorgio Tozzi's version better.
Saw a live performance of South Pacific some years ago with a singer who closely approximated Giorgio. It was great.
This wasn't a music review thread. Como's version was at the top of the charts for about a month straddling my birth date, hence he gets the credit. As far as the original recording goes, it should be obvious by the title of the thread, that I wasn't around when South Pacific opened on Broadway. (though I did see a revival some decades later)
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Old 03-01-15, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
No, that one was "dom dom dom dom domby dooby dom ... repeat.

Mine was "mmdooby doo dom dom..." Come Softly to Me, the Fleetwoods.
Dang! I can't hear the intro of that one in my mind for some dooby reason or other.
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