Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Thursday Thirteen 97: Number One Songs

In honor of yesterday's birthday -- number one songs on significant dates in my life. All info is taken from NumberOneInHistory.

1. The day I was born: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel (I'd say this suits me)
2. Younger sis: "My Sweet Lord/ Isn't It a Pity" by George Harrison (Spot. On!)
3. Baby sis: "Love Train" by The O'Jays
4. Mom’s birthday: "Till the End of Time" by Perry Como
5. Dad’s birthday: "Stein Song (University of Maine)" by Rudy Vallee
6. 16th birthday: “Kyrie” by Mr. Mister
7. 18th birthday: "Father Figure" by George Michael
8. High School graduation: "One More Try" by George Michael
(And thank god I didn't have to give it one more try!)
9. 21st birthday: "Someday" by Mariah Carey
10. College graduation: "Jump" by Kris Kross (Are ya kiddin’ me? I hated that song!)
11. Younger sis and BIL’s wedding: "Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton
12. Day Dad died: (2001) "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys
13. My niece, The Bug’s Birthday: “Let Me Love You” by Mario

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Stephanie Adkins * Adelle Laudan * Alice Audrey
Claudia * Marcia * Angeleque Ford * Shelley Munro
RJ LeBeau * Ms Menozzi * Thorne * Sharon
Hootin' Anni * Tricia * Jennifer McKenzie
Paperback Diva * Carmen Shirkey * Paige Tyler * Mel
BrendaND * Lanie Fuller * Cassandra * Inez Kelley
Jenna Bayley-Burke * KandyBlossom * Colleen

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others’ comments. It’s easy, and fun! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things.


Alice Audrey said...

Some of these give me shivers. How accurate were they? Besides, "One More Try" I mean.

Heather said...

Well, I'd say "Love Train" for Baby Sis was spot on, and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" certainly seems to fit me. And yes, Dad was a drinker, so "The Stein Song" would seem appropriate. You already know from pics posted here how loveable The Bug is (she sang "Happy Birthday" and "This Little Light of Mine" to me on the phone tonight). ;)

Cassandra said...

That is so cool. I'll have to go see what the number one song was the year I was born. Probably something by Elvis. :)

Our T13 is at:

Ms Menozzi said...

I have to store this idea away for my own personal use later on. ;)

I always have to laugh, though, because when I do these, I see how few songs I really liked when they were popular - but maybe started to like years later. Hee!

Happy TT!

Shelley Munro said...

What a great list. I'm going to have to check mine. Probably something near to CC :)

thornesworld said...

Wow, what a great idea for a TT. I may have to try that soon!
I'm up at both EW, with13 ways to Manifest Abundance and Thornesworld with
another gardening fever TT with lotsa links!

Hootin' Anni said...

What a fabulous idea for 13 on a list. And some of those are so fitting for the occasion, aren't they? Ironic.

My 13 is up now, if you'd like to take a break from your everyday chores...come on over for a visit, and have a great Thursday.

Stephanie Adkins said...

Happy belated Birthday! This is a great list. I used to be SO in love with George Michael. LOL Happy Thursday! *HUGS*

Sharon said...

Kris Kross!!! lol
I remember the video.
Very fun TT. Brought back some memories, like my older sister crying at how hot she thought George Michael was (and he was).

Adelle Laudan said...

What a fun idea. I think a few of us had music on the brain this week. Happy Birthday, a little early. Happy T13!

Tricia said...

Great 13, I remember a lot of those songs, more clearly than I like to admit.

Tabbikat's Thoughts

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Wow that was so poignant and ironic cool

Jennifer McKenzie said...

This is great! I'll have to go check on my significant dates. LOL.

The Paperback Diva said...

I hate to break the 13 comment barrier! But I want to wish all a happy TT! I'll have to visit that site.

Carmen Shirkey said...

Okay, this is the umpteeth 13 about music. I missed the memo! :)

On a limb with Claudia said...

Wow,that's really cool. I've never seen anything like it - how original!

Paige Tyler said...

Interesting TT idea!


My TT is at

Brenda ND said...

One this is a really interesting way to consider songs. Makes me consider the songs in my life. Thanks.

kandyblossom said...

What a neat idea for a list. Fun site too.

Happy TT!

colleen said...

When my brother Jim died it was I Will Remember You. When my brother Dan died it was Let it Be. For my father is was I'll be with You in Apple Blossom Time.

R.J. said...

That is a cool list. I should do a little research and see what songs were #1 on my special days.

Mel said...

A great list! I don't know half of these songs but I'm curious.