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hoitoider
It Came Upon a Midnight Clearance


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U.S. - The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens

That's always been one of those love/hate songs for me. I'm sure the original African version is much better than the American pop versions.

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Stormfeather
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Since it was fun, I figured I'd go back for my "theme songs"...

US - I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
UK - No Limit - 2 Unlimited

I liked the first one (although it got old with how much they played it), and never heard of the second.

And T'Pau? Whoah, they actually had a second song out? [Wink]

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Morgaine La Raq Star
The "Was on Sale" Song


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18th Birthday:

US- Black or White by Michael Jackson (Dear God No!!)

UK: Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me by George Michael & Elton John

Just for fun, I checked my kids birthdays:

DS in the US: I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans

DS in the UK: same


DD in the US: Bent by Matchbox20

DD in the UK: Life is a Rollercoaster by Ronan Keating.

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Radical Dory
God Rest Ye Merry Retail Clerks


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Birthday, both countries: I Will Survive

18th:
Wannabe in the U.S, Who Do You Think You Are in the U.K. Both by the Spice Girls.

No wonder I embraced the music of the Beatles at the tender age of eight.

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Horse Chestnut
Happy Holly Days


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(Sigh) I thought it was gonna be "Maybelline" or "Rock Around the Clock", but instead, the number one song in the country on the day I was born was..."Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing" by The Four Aces.

Geeeeeez.

ETA - in the U.K. the number one hit was "Hernando's Hideaway" by The Johnson Brothers, which is kinda retro-cool.

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NorthernLite
We Three Blings


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Wonderland By Night - Bert Kaempfert

I'm pretty sure that we've all played this game before but I haven't the foggiest notion how to check. I can remember getting a damn earworm after seeing who was on the charts on my day of birth.

"Bert Kaempfert's got the mad hits
You try to match wits, you try to hold me but I bust through
Gonna make a break and take a fake
I'd like a stinkin achin shake
I like vanilla, it's the finest of the flavours
Gotta see the show, cause then you'll know
The vertigo is gonna grow
Cause it's so dangerous,
you'll have to sign a waiver"

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MacLloyd
God Rest Ye Merry Merchants


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US - Save the Last Dance For Me - The Drifters

UK - Only the Lonely - Roy Orbison

Pretty good combination, I suppose.

MacLloyd

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Em
Happy Holly Days


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quote:
Originally posted by NorthernLite:
I'm pretty sure that we've all played this game before but I haven't the foggiest notion how to check.

It was chowed back on page one:
quote:
Originally posted by Canuckistan:
Song-a-chow



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sweetokiegirl
I'm Dreaming of a White Sale


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Evil_eyes, my songs are the same as yours!
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Gerard Morvan
Deck the Malls


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US: Teen Angel, by Mark Dinning

UK: Why, by Anthony Newley

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BringTheNoise
Xboxing Day


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UK: Into The Groove - Madonna
US: Shout - Tears For Fears

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Richard W
Ding Dong! Merrily on High Definition TV


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UK - School's Out, by Alice Cooper. That's a good one. And I was born during the summer holidays.

US - Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl), by Looking Glass. Never heard of it, but I do like brandy.

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RealityChuck/Boston Charlie
The First USA Noel


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US: None. They evidently hadn't invented music in the US when I was born.

UK: The Homing Waltz - Vera Lynn and Alma Cogan. I've heard of Vera Lynn from her recording at the end of Dr. Strangelove.

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DawnStorm
Let There Be PCs on Earth


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USA: I Wanna Hold Your Hand (Beatles); no surprise here considering my birthday is at the end of January.
UK: Needles and Pins (Searchers)

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Richard1978
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Here's mine:

16th March 1978

UK: Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush

US: Night Fever - Bee Gees (The date is the 18th for this but I assume it's a Week ending date.)

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Monza305
I'll Be Home for After Christmas Sales


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Thank goodness for the old fogies here that was born before music, because some of the youngsters are making me feel old! [Smile] It seems wierd to hear people say they haven't heard some songs that I remember when they came out.

My birthday: US: It's Too Late by Carol King. I've heard of her, but not the song. I don't think I'm missing anything.

UK: Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep - Middle Of The Road
OK. That just scares me.

Jumping ahead 18 years:
US: I'll Be Loving You Forever - New Kids On The Block
HA! I've probably heard it, but I don't remember it & don't care to.
UK: Back To Life (How Ever Do You Want Me) - Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler
Can't say I've heard that one either.

I've heard a lot of the songs that everyone has listed but I'm 0/4 on mine.

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RangerDog
Happy Xmas (Warranty Is Over)


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US-Tammy by Debbie Reynolds
UK-All Shook Up by Elvis

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foglifter
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UK - The Reflex by Duran Duran
US - Let’s Hear It For The Boy by Deniece Williams

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quiltsbypam
Happy Holly Days


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US: Love Letters in the Sand by Pat Boone.
UK: Yes Tonight Josephine by Johnnie Ray.

Please, please shoot me now. Don't miss. *whimper*

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RangerDog
Happy Xmas (Warranty Is Over)


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Here, Pam, you can borrey my cane.....

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Signora Del Drago
Angels Wii Have Heard on High


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You two are mere children.

Mine isn't listed on that site, but it was "Only Forever" by Bing Crosby. Jay sent me that info when we were doing this in another thread.

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quiltsbypam
Happy Holly Days


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quote:
Originally posted by RangerDog:
Here, Pam, you can borrey my cane.....

RangerDog, you're a real gentleman. Now where did I put my rheumatiz pills...

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Jay Temple
It Came Upon a Midnight Clearance


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I joked with Signora that when I was born, the #1 hit was Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. When she was born, it was Brandenburg Concerto No. 1.

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ange84
We Wish You a Merry Giftmas


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UK- Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Never actually heard the song

US- The Reflex - Duran Duran
Again never heard

And on my 18th birthday

UK- A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Vs JXL
Sure enough this was played at all the clubs i went to.

US- Hot In Here - Nelly
Oh this one too, lotsa big nights out dancing.

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jw
The First USA Noel


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UK: Apache - The Shadows
US: Lets Twist Again - Chubby Checker

Still the same from the last time we did this, Thank God. [Wink]

originally posted by Monza305
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My birthday: US: It's Too Late by Carol King. I've heard of her, but not the song. I don't think I'm missing anything.
Go out and seek Carole King's Tapestry Album, if you want a treat. Way ahead of it's time, but I suppose a little dated now.

Storm Feather mentioned, Pilot's - 'January'.
The first album I ever bought. You can have it if you can play 12 inch vinyl.

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Lunasa
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US - Love Theme from 'A Star Is Born' (Evergreen) - Barbara Streisand

UK - Chanson D'Amour - Manhattan Transfer

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AdmiralDinty
Markdown, the Herald Angels Sing


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US: "The Tide is High" - Blondie

UK: "Imagine" - John Lennon

I'm guessing the latter was popular in January of '81 because of the anniversary of John's death.

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ericsmom
I'll Be Home for After Christmas Sales


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US: Crocodile Rock by Elton John
My Life's Theme Song: The First Time by Surface (never heard of it)

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Markdown, the Herald Angels Sing


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My song:
Upside Down - Diana Ross

did "and I really don't like Diana Ross either" dy

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Avarice
I Am Curious, Yellowtail


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U.S: "Another Day in Paradise" By Phil Collins. I hadn't hueard it until just now. How miserable and depressing..

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The Goof
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Ode to Billy Joe - Bobbie Gentry U.S.

The Last Waltz - Englebert Humperdink U.K.

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glass papaya
Jingle Bell Hock


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We share the same birthday songs, The Goof!
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Eccles9
I Saw Three Shipments


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Perhaps prophetically, both sides of the Atlantic were rocking along to the Rolling Stones '(I can't get no) Satisfaction' on the day I made my grand entry into the human race...

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I have two disco songs,

U.S
Too Much Heaven- The Bee Gees

U.K.
Y.M.C.A- The Village People

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Halfpint Mindy
I'm Dreaming of a White Sale


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U.S.
Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Flyod
I am kind of sick of this song actually.


U.K.
Working My Way Back to You by The Detroit Spinners
I'm only familiar with the original by The Four Seasons.

Damn, I didn't know it was that late, bed time!

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