I love this very simple idea from Dawn, who blogs as The Moiderer: What was Number 1 when you were born?
Here’s the challenge
1. Find the song that was number one on the day you were born. (You can do that by entering your date of birth here for the UK.)
2. Find the video on You Tube.
3. Post it onto your blog (or Facebook as some are doing)
I’ve decided to do our whole family – my 42 year-old wife, 10 year-old stepdaughter, and two sons, aged 7 and 4, as well as my soon to be 48 year-old self.
Cue Top of the Pops theme…
Me…Searchers: Needles and Pins
Very happy with this. A cool classic, which clearly matches my own personality
My Successful Other Half..Marvin Gaye: I Heard It Through The Grapevine (which, coincidentally, is the first single I ever bought – it must be fate)
Damn! Trumped by the missus again. Songs just don’t come cooler than this all-time Motown great. The version below is A Capella i.e. no music, and it is stunning. What a voice.
Daisy…Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman: Something Stupid
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Oh. Dear.
Tom…Brian McFadden: Real To Me
Never heard of it, but not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Sounds like Bryan Adams’s hoarser brother.
Sam…Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson & DOE: The Way I Are
And with grammar like that, they wonder why the country is in the state it’s in. Ninety million people have viewed this YouTube clip. NINETY MILLION. And one.
The final result is unequivocal: Parents = Pop Heroes; Kids = Music Zeroes
Does anyone have anything worse than my kids’ number 1s the day you were born?