Dark Bilious Vapors

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10/18/2005: Somehow, I'll never listen to this song the same way, again....

According to This Day In Music, "Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley was No. 1 on the U.S. charts on the day I was born (I refuse to believe that the utterly excremental "Love Will Keep Us Together", by The Captain and Tennille, is my "Life Theme" song (i.e., the song that was #1 on your 18th birthday)).... Oh hell. Below the fold the list of what was number one in the U.S. on various significant ages in my life....

The UK charts don't seem to be much better though. "All Shook Up", by The King, was #1 in Old Blighty on my birthday (hmmmm... with a Daily Double like that, it was probably foreordained that I'd eventually find myself in Memphis), while "Tears on my Pillow", by Johnny Nash, would have been my "Life Theme" song if I had been born a subject of Her Majesty (fortunately, I don't recall ever hearing that one, which is probably A Good Thing, though it's a toss up as to whether it's any better than "Love Will Keep Us Together").

Credit: Elayne Riggs, for whom this was the "Silly Site o'the Day".

5th Birthday: "Roses are Red", by Bobby Vinton

10th Birthday: "Windy", by The Association (ah, at least Mr. Mike would approve; I can't say this one bothers me, unlike all of the preceding selections).

15th Birthday: "Lean on Me", by Bill Withers

16th Birthday (significance? got me driver's license, of course): "Will It Go Round In Circles", by Billy Preston

The night I lost my "innocence": "Love Hangover", by Diana Ross

18th Birthday: It's up there; I can't bear to write it down again.

20th Birthday: "Undercover Angel", by Alan O'Day

21st Birthday: "Shadow Dancing", by Andy Gibb

College Graduation: "Love You Inside Out", by the Bee Gees

25th Birthday: "Don't You Want Me", by Human League

Law degree received: "Abracadabra", by Steve Miller Band

30th Birthday: "Alone", by Heart

35th Birthday: "Baby Got Back", by Sir Mix-A-Lot

Master's degree received: "Tha Crossroads", by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

The Big 4-0: "I'll Be Missing You", by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans

The Calendar Rolls Over (1/1/2000): "Smooth", by Santana

I move to Memphis: "Butterfly", by Crazytown

45th Birthday: "Hot in Here", by Nelly

Last Birthday: "We Belong Together", by Mariah Carey

There's probably some significance in this list, but I'll be damned if I can figure it out.

Len on 10.18.05 @ 12:32 PM CST

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