Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday morning fun

Ever wonder what songs were popular when you were born? No? Well, here's a neat website that will tell you the #1 song from the day you were born, or any date in history.

The #1 song on my birthday was The Drifters' "Save The Last Dance For Me". I was glad to find out this classic romantic tune was atop the charts that day, since 1960 was a lousy year for popular music in general, so crappy that I've even thought about writing about its craptacularness a time or two. The biggest hit of 1960 was Percy Faith's "Theme From A Summer Place", one of the creepiest tunes ever recorded. But "Save The Last Dance For Me" is a nice Latin-tinged ballad, written by the crack songwriting team of Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, and produced by the legendary Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was Ben E. King's last big hit with The Drifters before he left to go solo.

So what was #1 on your birthday? Post it in comments.

(H/T: FrenchDoc at Corrente.)