Thursday, January 12, 2012

Caffeinated Randomness - Music Makes the People....


These last two weeks there has been a trend on Facebook to share the song that was the #1 hit on the day of your birth.  I have enjoyed seeing everyone's songs.  I really wanted to join in.  Then I did the research and discovered that the song that was the #1 Hit on the day of my birth was "The Streak" by Ray Stevens.  Yes, you read that correctly.  For those who don't know the song review it at your own risk.  For some reason, people in the early 70s decided it was fun to run naked during awards ceremonies, sports games, etc..  You name it, someone probably streaked it.  I'm a little disturbed by this.  As a result I have not posted it on my Facebook account.  I'm scared about some of the comments I'll get.  I'm a little tempted to stop the comments for today's blog but feel I can trust you ladies to remain clean.

This lead me to see if there were any better songs that were #1 hits on my birthday.  There have been a few good ones, but most of them are sadly lacking.  If you care to see them go here.  Looking over this list I have realized that I am truly stuck in the late 80s and early 90s.  As I saw each song, I heard them in my mind and could visualize where I was when I heard this.  For example in 1989 Michael Damien (of Young and the Restless fame, remember Danny Romalatti), did a remake of the classic Rock On.  I can still see myself raking the grass in the my grandparent's front lawn and listening to this song on a hot summer day.  

It's amazing what a song will do.  Where it will take you in the past?  How it makes you feel.  In 1999 the hit song on my Birthday was Ricky Martin's Livin' La Vida Loca.  I remember driving in my Volkswagon Golf and pumping this song thinking I was a way cool 25 year old.  This song though also reminds me of the day after my hubby proposed in which I went to the Rick Martin concert with my roommate and screamed my head off.  It was the wrap of a life changing weekend.  I still think of this time when I hear that song.  It always puts a smile on my face. 

This week I think I will share a song that is not on my birthday list.  It's the song that always gets me up and going.  It's a happy go lucky song and really has no rhyme or reason.  It's just happy.  When you hear it, you have to get up and dance.  If I'm in a rut, feeling a bit lazy and need some energy I listen to Groove is in the Heart by Dee Lite.  So "Now you are going to dance and have some fun."

What's your birthday hit song?  What song gets you up and dancing?

Join the randomness today, if you can stop dancing. 


Sherri said...

Oh I so love it that The Streak in your birthday song.
I can remember that song so vividly as well.
It is amazing how music can change a person.
Change how we feel, how we think, remember where we were, remember smells, etc.
Music is so important in so many aspects.
I love this post today thank for you sharing it.
I must admit now I am really scared to find out my song. LOL

Jen said...

Do you know what song I love? 2 actually -- Move by Mercy Me and Hold Me by Jamie Grace. I have them as my first 2 songs on my running mix!

Jen G said...

Stopped over from Rebecca's Blog {Mom's Mustard Seeds} this idea. I'm your newest follower...and would love to link-up each week. And honestly, I can't say anything about your music post...cause I felt the same way. Wouldn't post my 70's song either...on my blog or FB. Have a great day! ~ Jen @

Ashley Pichea said...

I saw that trending on FB, too, but opted not to join in. I'm pretty clueless when it comes to popular music, especially from the 80s! :)

Susie said...

My age must be showing because:
1) I didn't know it was trending on Facebook to do this!
2) I had no clue what the #1 song was from my birth-date when I saw the title!

The #1 song on my birth-date was "It's All in the Game" by Tommy Edwards. Who knew!?

Thanks for the inspiration, Michelle! :-)

Andrea said...

Whew - I thought the #1 song on my birth date was some schmultzy one by Barry Manilow, but it turns out that was the week before. It was some other schmultzy song by Dianna Ross that I've never heard of!

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