Wednesday, March 26, 2008

This Day in History....

If I were an American Idol contestant, these would be among the choices I would have had to sing last night.....
Top 10 of 1970:

10: War - Edwin Starr
9: Let it Be - Beatles
8: We've Only Just Begun - Carpenters
7: Tears Of a Clown - Smokey Robinson
6: I Want You Back - Jackson 5
5: Close To You - Carpenters
4: I Think I Love You -Partridge Family
3:Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon & Garfunkel
2: I'll Be There - Jackson 5
1: Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head -B.J. Thomas
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I totally would have rocked out "Close To You"! I used to sing this to my babies when I was putting them to sleep. "Why do stars fall down from the sky, every time, you walk by.....just like me, they long to be, close to you!" Ah, the memories.

Chart Toppers - March 26
1949
Cruising Down the River - The Blue Barron Orchestra (vocal: ensemble)
Far Away Places - Margaret Whiting
Powder Your Face with Sunshine - Evelyn Knight
Tennessee Saturday Night - Red Foley
1957
Young Love - Tab Hunter
Little Darlin’ - The Diamonds
Party Doll - Buddy Knox
There You Go - Johnny Cash
1965
Eight Days a Week - The Beatles
Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes
The Birds and the Bees - Jewel Akens
I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail - Buck Owens
1973
Love Train - O’Jays
Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye) - Gladys Knight & The Pips
Teddy Bear Song - Barbara Fairchild
1981
Keep on Loving You - REO Speedwagon
Woman - John Lennon
The Best of Times - Styx
Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground - Willie Nelson
1989
The Living Years - Mike & The Mechanics
Eternal Flame - Bangles
Girl You Know It’s True - Milli Vanilli
New Fool at an Old Game - Reba McEntire
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Here is a fun little video clip featuring March 26th.....
(turn off my music player if you haven't already)
Other birthdays of note....Duncan Hines! Yup! The cake mix guru was born on my birthday!
Speaking of cakes....I've got an adorable custom cake to pick up from the bakery this afternoon. Wait until you see....it's so fun!

4 comments:

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day and I can't wait to see pics of that cake.

Anonymous said...

WISHING YOU THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Ala grandmother

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Love your Idol posts!

MoodyBlue said...

Happy Birthday!

When my hubby was born, my mother-in-law said the song playing in the hospital was "Close To You". Awwww!