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Posted By: GUEST,Bob Coltman
07-Feb-09 - 09:14 AM
Thread Name: What was #1 on the day you were born.
Subject: RE: What was #1 on the day you were born.
Hey wha, I must be over the hill (1937). But not to despair! Rather than let an ageist website beat me, I turn to the inimitable Sigmund Spaeth's listing of pop songs in 1937 from "Popular Music in America." (loud cheers)

Out of some 40 total -- don't worry, not gonna cite em all! -- I'll pick a few titles popular in that year, a few of which I actually remember:

As Long As You're Not in Love With Anyone Else
Ebb Tide
Have You Got Any Castles, Baby?
It Looks Like Rain in Cherry Lane
My Cabin of Dreams
Nice Work if You Can Get It (Gershwin, who else)
Once in a While (Bud Green-Michael Edwards -- great torch, my favorite of the bunch)
That Old Feeling (by the great Lew Brown & Sammy Fain)
There's a Lull in My Life
Too Marvelous For Words
Whispers in the Dark
You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming

Gee, think we could be psychoanalyzed via the song titles? Anyway, I'm safe, it could well be that none of these was actually charting on my birthday. Bob