Sunday, March 26, 2006

1 Year to Live?

Or is it one year until I live? 'They' say life begins at 30twenty-ten. 365 and counting.

As this puts me in a fairly reflective mood, let's cast back into the archives and discover the #1 songs in America on each of my birthdays (With apologies to Bill).
THE 2000s

2005 ... "Candy Shop" by 50 Cent featuring Olivia
2004 ... "Yeah!" by Usher featuring Ludacris & Lil Jon
2003 ... "In Da Club" by 50 Cent
2002 ... "Ain't It Funny" by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule
2001 ... "Angel" by Shaggy featuring Rayvon
2000 ... "Say My Name" by Destiny's Child
I'm forced to admit that "Yeah!" is one of my favorite crap songs of all time. "Say My Name" should have been on one of the American Pie soundtracks.
THE 1990s

1999 ... "Believe" by Cher
1998 ... "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" by Will Smith
1997 ... "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" by Puff Daddy featuring Ma$e
1996 ... "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion
1995 ... "Take a Bow" by Madonna
1994 ... "The Sign" by Ace of Base
1993 ... "Informer" by Snow
1992 ... "Save the Best for Last" by Vanessa Williams
1991 ... "Coming Out of the Dark" by Gloria Estefan
1990 ... "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles
Wow. Just wow, some incredible crap there. Snow? Because when I think hard, I think Canadian, whiteboy-raggaman. Don't you?
But the 90's also brought us such genius lyricisms as
Got green never seen so you suck my jewels
Clutch my uz’, anything I touch I bruise
Puff make his own laws, ***** fuck your rules (that’s right)
Goodfellas, you know you can’t touch us dudes
Takethat takethat takethat...
THE 1980s

1989 ... "Eternal Flame" by The Bangles
1988 ... "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson
1987 ... "Lean on Me" by Club Nouveau
1986 ... "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco
1985 ... "One More Night" by Phil Collins
1984 ... "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins
1983 ... "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
1982 ... "I Love Rock 'n Roll" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
1981 ... "Rapture" by Blondie
1980 ... "Another Brick in the Wall" by Pink Floyd
So up til about 1988 I was kicking ass. "Eternal Flame" was a number 1? Well, I guess I can't say this country is going to hell in a handbasket, it's been there for years. And don't hate on Phil Collins.
THE 1970s

1979 ... "Tragedy" by The Bee Gees
1978 ... "Night Fever" by The Bee Gees
1977 ... "Rich Girl" by Daryl Hall & John Oates

My heros.

Happy 29th, me...


Icepick said...

Damn, Pooh, I was wondering why you stopped at 1977 until I did the math. When the hell did _I_ get so old that guys born in the late 70s are almost 30!?

But happy birthday, and here's hoping the song that's #1 when you turn 30 doesn't suck.

(BTW, being 30 doesn't suck. TURNING 30, OTOH, sucks a lot.)

XWL said...

You get the smooth stylings of Hall & Oates on your birthdate, me I get a bunch of long hair hippies for the number one song on my birthdate.

Either that's ironic, or appropriate, I'm not sure which.

But with that said, Happy 29!

Good job on not joining all those dead at 27 folks.

When complaining about advancing years, it's always wise to consider the alternative.

Pooh said...

I knew instantly about Cobain, Hendrix, Joplin and Morrison as it was the tie-breaker at bar trivia a few weeks ago. I lose then, would not now...

reader_iam said...

Hey, you: Happy Birthday.


Thank you, Pooh's mom and dad (yeah, I know that life ensued, but still--credit where credit is due)! My world's a better place for having Pooh in it.

Virtual toast to you, Pooh.

Slat Rat said...

I was a freshman in college on the actual Pooh arrival date. I have to say that I absolutely HATED "You're a Rich Girl".

bill said...

Happy birthday! 1977...jeebus, dark-clouded foul mood ensures...f*ck Phil Collins.

Lauren said...

Oh Ace of Base, I totally loved you in 6th grade (when, according to my math, you were on your way to college :)

reader_iam said...

1977 Hell: Riding in a friend's Pacer while she played Rich Girl over and over and over and over and over and over and ...

over and over and over and ...