Jene over at The Original Bean posted her latest song challenge.
A simple question really. Post a song from the year you were born.
Of course no one remembers much of any thing from their first year and maybe that's good. What guy would want to remember a common event like a circumcision? But lets get back to the song challenge.
I had found (and posted about it) a web site that makes it easy to find a song for a given date. Since I had posted about this checking a day in music history before I thought that reposting that one would be too easy.
Then I noticed something. The top song didn't change very often back then. I started to realize the music industry was much different then and much smaller. Not quite as bad as the golden years of radio but music listening was not the iTunes of today either. However, Jene is young enough that she could of done a music video from her birth year.
LP albums (33 1/3 speed) were barely around during my birth year. Billboard didn't come out with the Top 100 chart until 1958. The heavy metal was limited to physics labs. Anyone going around calling themselves the "Sex Pistols" would have been arrested.
We were still a decade away from being psychedelic.
But I found an interesting hit song from 1953.
Not hard rock.
Not gangster rap.
How about a kid's song (what's the chance of that today?).
Number 1 on the US Billboard Magazine chart for 8 weeks - "How Much is that Doggie in the Window" by Patti Page (who is STILL performing and has a web site).