Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Your Future In Song

I found this fun little site that tells you what the Number One song was on a specific day in history.

The guy who runs the site looks a little "A.V. Club" to me.

Here he is with Lionel Richie to prove my point.

Still, I shouldn't call this guy an "A.V. Club Nerd." I mean, a "Chorus Fag" should not judge.

Especially since "A.V. Club Nerds" were rings above "Chorus Fags" on the high school food chain back in my day.

And especially since I love this section of his site.

It's fun to find out what the Number One song was on your birthday.

It's fun and it's strangely informative.

I believe this might possibly be a better predictor of ones' lot in life than any astrologist or palm reader this side of Miss Cleo.

Take my birthday for instance.

The Number One song on my birthday was B.J. Thomas' RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN' ON MY HEAD.

Those who know me will agree - - that just says it all!!!!

If you don't know the song, I offer you this clip of Mr. Thomas performing the song on what appears to be the set of The Blaine Community Players' production of OKLAHOMA.

B.J. looks absolutely frightening in this clip.

Watching him sing, I feel if the bastard son of Charles Manson and Squeaky Fromme stole an old costume from Tito's JACKSON FIVE days and is proudly wearing it to sing this song for Corky St. Clair right before dashes off for a date - - a "date" at which he will meet Chris Hanson on DATELINE NBC's "TO CATCH A PREDATOR," if you know what I'm talkin' about.

And that's my Life Song, if you will - - RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN' ON MY (friggin' ) HEAD.

Makes my whole life sound like a damn ZIGGY cartoon for fuck's sake.


Maser Aaron said...

My Birthday Song is "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford. Clearly I should have scrapped the endless dieting years ago and ordered the overalls and the insulin.

Stephen Rader said...

master aaron - (or is it "maser?" Hmmmm...)

I think SIXTEEN TONS has more to do with your kinship to Ms. Loretta Lynn and all that living in a holler and coal mining stuff.

No, it's those lyrics near the end of the song...

"If you see me comin',
better step aside
A lotta men didn't,
a lotta men died"

If there's anyone who can put a room full of men on their backs, it's you!

And you do have "One fist of iron, the other of steel" And those hands are strong enough for a man, made for a... oh, well... never mind...

Karen said...

My B-Day song is "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" by Perez Prado. Is that Perez Hilton's uncle????

I'm so tres excited to know that it is a French song. And even more tres excited to know that Pat Boone also sang it. Oui Oui (or it that oy oy?) :)

Stephen Rader said...

Karen - I initially thought that CHERRY PINK & APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE were Paul Lynde's bridal colors, but a French Pat Boone song?!?!

We're going to need a team of crackpots and crackheads to sort through the hundreds of layers of meaning behind that LIFE SONG! :)

Jeanne said...

Here's my birthday song - "In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)" by Zager & Evans. I have nothing to say...

Stephen Rader said...

Jeanne - I knew it! I knew that you were one of those hot, sexy cylons from the new version of Battlestar Galactica.

Can I be the updated Loren Greene?

Jeanne said...

I wouldn't have it any other way.