Wanna Feel Old?

Look at what song was number one on the Billboard chart the day you were born. (HT: Ann Althouse) Yikes!

Of course, it doesn’t have to be your birthday. Other important days (some of which are rather ironic):

Stock market crash, October 28-29, 1929: “Tip Toe Through the Tulips” by Nick Lucas

FDR’s inauguration, March 4, 1933: “You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me” by Bing Crosby

Outbreak of World War II, September 1, 1939: “Sunrise Serenade” by Glen Gray

Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941: “Chattanooga Choo Choo” by Glenn Miller

VE Day, May 7-8, 1945: “My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time” by Les Brown

VJ Day, August 14, 1945: “On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe” by Johnny Mercer

JFK Assassination, November 22, 1963: “I’m Leaving It Up to You” by Dale & Grace

Moon landing, July 20, 1969: “In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)” by Zager & Evans

Fall of Saigon, April 30, 1975: “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)” by Tony Orlando & Dawn

My wedding day, August 14, 1976: “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Elton John & Kiki Dee

Ronald Reagan’s inauguration, January 20, 1981: “(Just Like) Starting Over” by John Lennon

Fall of the Berlin Wall: November 9, 1989: “When I See You Smile” by Bad English

Fall of USSR, December 25, 1991: “Black or White” by Michael Jackson

September 11, 2001: “Fallin'” by Alicia Keys

One thought on “Wanna Feel Old?

  1. Another manifestation of age, is the ability to hum substantial portions of every tune on the list, except for the last one. Yikes!
    And to prefer, of them all, “You’re getting to be a habit with me.” because, in part, it is my dad’s fave.
    And to yell at the screen, “Mel Torme sang that song so much better than Bing!”

    I can’t remember where I left my walker.

    I need an Ahrn City. . . . .

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