Monday, July 31, 2006

....Aaaaaand I Have No Life Whatsoever

At, you can look up what the Number 1 song was on the day you were born, or really any other day. You can also cross-reference the US and UK charts. I decided to go all out and create a soundtrack for my life, at least as far as birthdays go:

1979: “Love You Inside Out”-the BeeGees
1980: “Funky Town”-Lipps Inc.
1981: “Bette Davis Eyes”-Kim Carnes
1982: “Ebony and Ivory”-Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
1983: “Flashdance (What a Feeling”-Irene Cara
1984: “Time After Time”-Cyndi Lauper
1985: “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”-Tears for Fears
1986: “On My Own”-Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald
1987: “Always”-Atlantic Starr
1988: “One More Try”-George Michael
1989: “Wind Beneath My Wings”-Bette Midler
1990: “Hold On”-Wilson Phillips
1991: “More Than Words”-Extreme
1992: “Jump”-Kris Kross
1993: “That’s the Way Love Goes”-Janet Jackson
1994: “I Swear”-All 4 One
1995: “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?”-Bryan Adams
1996: “The Crossroads”-Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
1997: “I’ll Be Missing You”-Puff Daddy and Faith Evans (although I prefer the UK charts #1, “Mm Bop”-Hanson)
1998: “The Boy is Mine”-Brandy and Monica
1999: “Livin’ La Vida Loca”-Ricky Martin
2000: “Maria Maria”-Santana
2001: “Lady Marmalade”-Christina Aguilera and friends
2002: “Foolish”-Ashanti
2003: “21 Questions”-50 Cent
2004: “Burn”-Usher
2005: “We Belong Together”-Mariah Carey
2006: “Ridin’”-Chamillionaire Feet. Krayzie Bone.

Sadly, the closer these years get to the present, the less likely I am to know who the artist is, or what the song is. By 2006 I am completely lost, although I do recognize the much-overplayed 2005 song. I think I must have completely tuned out from pop music around 2001. And perhaps rightly so, because whenever I try to tune back in, I hear songs with lyrics that include "lovely lady lumps." And then I switch the channel.