Mudcat Café message #2561360 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #118394   Message #2561360
Posted By: M.Ted
08-Feb-09 - 10:01 PM
Thread Name: What was #1 on the day you were born.
Subject: RE: What was #1 on the day you were born.
I forgot to mention that, by the Billboard Charts, my tune was "The Thing"--Though I am a big Phil Harris fan, I've always tried to fudge it a bit, and claim "Harbor Lights" , which was the week before, or "Tennessee Waltz", which was practically the whole month after. Maybe they were on "Your Hit Parade"-)

It is worth listening to these old songs--there is something to Kendall's point--a lot of the old hits had beautiful melodies, and it is kind of amazing to see how many of the popular songs from fifty, seventy five, and even a hundred years ago are familar today--especially when most of us wouldn't recognize more than a few hits from the last ten years.