I Am “If You Leave Me Now” by Chicago. What Are You?


There’s a site that allows you to find out what was the # 1 song on the Billboard charts on any given day, so you can find out what the most popular song was when you were born, when you got married, the day Valerie Harper got fired from Valerie, and other essential milestones like that.

So the #1 hit on the day I was born was “If You Leave Me Now” by Chicago, which could have been worse — if I’d been born on the same day a year later, I’d be “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone. What’s your birthday song?

(Link via Mark Evanier.)

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I Am “If You Leave Me Now” by Chicago. What Are You?

  1. American Woman/No Sugar Tonight!!

  2. “I’ll Make Love to You” by Boyz II Men

  3. “I’ll Make Love to You” by Boyz II Men
    You’re lucky, Andrew.

  4. ‘ABC’ Jackson 5

    I quite like mine, I have been listening to it regularly for years.

  5. Sherry… and i’ll drink to that!

  6. Angel is a centrefold by the J. Geils Band. I absolutely loathe that song.

  7. Wild Thing by The Troggs. This is so much better than what I was expecting.

  8. You people are sooo young and vacuous.

    Ballerina by Vaughn Munroe.

  9. Maggie May/Reason to Believe — Rod Stewart

    Could be worse.

  10. Evergreen (Love Theme from ‘A Star Is Born’)
    – Barbra Streisand


  11. “Evergreen (Love Theme from ‘A Star Is Born’)
    – Barbra Streisand”

    Me too! That’s eerie.

  12. Ring My Bell by Anita Ward.

  13. “I Love Rock and Roll”- Joan Jett

  14. Stephen Harper’s is: “Come Softly to Me” by The Fleetwoods

    Only one thing to say to that: Seriously, wtf?

  15. “Footloose” by the man Kenny Loggins himself.

    Somewhere, Kevin Bacon smiles and, just maybe, kicks off his Sunday shoes.

  16. And, oh, #1 on the day I got married:

    “Promiscuous.” Thanks for that Nelly Furtado.

  17. Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes
    knows just what it takes to make a pro blush I guess

  18. I wish mine was Maggie May or anything by The Troggs. Alas, I was born to the sweet sounds of Exile’s “Kiss You All Over”.

  19. It is so unfair that I was born in the height of the boy-band era. *sigh* damn 90s

  20. Speaking of political figures, Barack Obama (August 4, 1961) is Tossin’ and Turnin'” by Bobby Lewis, while John McCain (August 29, 1936) might have been listening in the delivery room to “Did I Remember?” by Shep Fields.

  21. M. Dion? ‘Yellow rose of Texas’

  22. These boots are made for walking

    I’m the oldest guy commenting I bet.


  23. Which version?

  24. The day I was born…”Kiss on My List” by Hall and Oates.

    Disturbingly, that song plays on the PA system at my job every other day.

  25. “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash.

    It could have been a *lot* worse.

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