Monday, June 30, 2008

Flashback Time, Part I

Best Week Ever's blog a while ago spotlighted a website where you can find out the #1 song, according to Billboard, on a specific date. The writer pointed out how eerily appropriate some of the song-and-date matchups were--the most memorable being Alicia Keys' "Fallin" for September 11, 2001. Short takes: My college graduation's was Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder" (definitely fitting); my birthday, Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing", which just makes me laugh. It's a good idea to see the waves in popularity certain styles and groups have, especially if you follow popular music, and even what type of songs score during specific times of year. For example, looking at my birthday over this decade, most of the songs are summer holdovers, and they nearly all are sexy R&B-tinged dancers.

The site is designed poorly; it's pretty obvious it's a first-generation bare-bones HTML job. But it's pretty cool to find out what was big in the country at a certain time. A great reference that my internet browser somehow found!


petpluto said...

Fun site! Apparently, the number 1 song on my birthday was "Saving All My Love For You" by Whitney Houston. Jordan and Mairead have another Whitney song in "I Will Always Love You". I guess that's better than the song that was number 1 on my parents' wedding day: Anita Hill's "Ring My Bell"!

John said...

I was born on a day when "Like a Virgin" was at the top of the charts. For some reason I find that hilarious.