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The number ones meme

March 16th, 2011 (04:20 pm)
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Which songs were number one in the UK, US and Australian charts on the day I was born? Courtesy of wellinghall and This Day in Music.

UK: I Hear You Knockin' - Dave Edmunds; though I'd have gone for the top of the charts of 21 November 1970 rather than 28 November as the engine does, so I also offer Voodoo Chile - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Reviews for both on the excellent Popular: Voodoo Chile; I Hear You Knockin'.

US: I Think I Love You - Partridge Family

Australia: Lookin Out My Back Door - Creedence Clearwater Revival

and to counter accusations of Anglophone bias:

France: Deux amis pour un amour - Johnny Halliday

Germany: A Song of Joy - Miguel Rios

Italy: Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall - Aphrodite's Child

Netherlands: To My Father's House - Les Humphries Singers

France, Germany and Netherlands courtesy of Wikipedia; Italy courtesy of Hit Parade Italia.

Comments

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: March 16th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
Me

Talk of Jimi Hendrix reminds me that I recently came across these photos of Hendrix with Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe, from a time when politicians and rock stars didn't mix as much as they do these days.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: March 16th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
UKPolitics

That's a remarkable couple of finds! Liberals chasing the youth vote again, no doubt.

Posted by: widsidh (widsidh)
Posted at: March 16th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)

and to counter accusations of Anglophone bias:

where is the counter ;-)
(I see that even back then only the French could be bothered singing in their own language...)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: March 16th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
Cromwell

Indeed - or buying records in their own language. I've found that the Norwegian number one was in Norwegian, but Austria shared the same number one as Australia!

Posted by: ms_rebecca_riot (ms_rebecca_riot)
Posted at: March 27th, 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
modernist tea

Er Neil diamond with something called 'cracklin rosie' !?!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_number-one_singles_in_1970_(New_Zealand)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: March 27th, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)

Not a bad song, Cracklin' Rosie - very much Diamond at the height of his singer-songwriter soft rock powers, singing about Native American alcoholism.