Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your Number One Songs

This week’s SNGF challenge is a fun one! Randy Seaver is asking all about #1 songs at specific times in our lives:

Tonight, we’re going to go down memory lane a bit.

1)  What was the #1 song on the day you were born?  Or on your birthday when you were 15?  When you were 18?  Or when you married?  Or some other important date in your life.

2)  Go to and enter the date and select from UK, US or Australia record lists.  Note:  the first date available is 1 January 1946.

Alternatively, go to and search for “number one songs in yyyy” (insert your year) and enter the month and date and see a list of number one songs for each year since 1940.

3)  Tell us what your results are (If you are sensitive about your age, don’t list the date or year… ) on a blog post of your own, a comment to this post, or in a Facebook status line or note.

I’m not at all sensitive about my age, but would rather not make it so easy to find, so I will just include the month and day.

7 March, the day I was born – Cry by Johnnie Ray and the 4 Lads

Age 15 – Release Me, Englebert Humperdinck (my mom’s favorite!)

Age 18 – Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel

9 June 1979 (day I married) – Hot Stuff, Donna Summer

My favorite music years were definitely the 1960s and I still love that music today. Here are the #1 songs for that decade:

1960 – Theme from a Summer Place, Percy Faith
1961 – Pony Time, Chubby Checker
1962 – Hey! Baby, Bruce Channel
1963 – Walk Like a Man, Four Seasons
1964 – I Want to Hold Your Hand, Beatles
1965 – Eight Days a Week, Beatles
1966 – Ballad of the Green Berets, Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler
1967 – Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone, Supremes
1968 – Love Is Blue, Paul Mauriat
1969 – Everyday People, Sly and the Family Stone

I actually know all of the songs on my list, even Cry by Johnnie Ray because the 1950s are my second most favorite decade of music. 🙂

Randy, this is one of my favorite SNGF challenges. What a fun website!


One thought on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your Number One Songs”

  1. I know most of your songs, even though many of them are from before I was born! And they’re all great. I have to admit, though, that I’ve never heard of “Pony Time” and “Hey! Baby.”

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