Monday, February 16, 2009

The Day Before The Big 5-3

It's the eve of another one, guys. Bruce has a great song on his new CD called "Surprise, "Surprise"...
"Well today is your birthday. We've traveled so far we two. So let's blow out the candles on your cake, and we'll raise a glass or two. And when the sun comes out tomorrow, it'll be the start of a brand new day. And all that you have wished for I know will come your way"

I thought I would have some fun on Monday night and get out my Billboard Hot 100 Charts of the seventies. I put the ten years into my hat and pulled out 1973. I was getting ready to turn 17 and here were the top songs on this day, 1973.

10. "Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend"-Lobo (karaoke version)...hey, man this was OUR song

9. Rocky Mountain High- John Denver (lost my virginity to this one) I still think there's some resemblance to me at that time

8. Also Sprach Zarathustra-Deodato I still love the long version on the Ipod

7. Love Train-O'Jays Soul Music at it's utmost zenith, never better than this one

6. You're So Vain-Carly Simon I bought this album just for the cover

5. Crocodile Rock-Elton John This guy certainly helped get me through high school

4. Could It Be I'm Falling In Love-Spinners (see OJays comments) one of my all time favorites, I never get tired of this song (Midnight Special version)

3. Last Song-Edward Bear (well, they can't all be great)

2. Dueling Banjos-Eric Weissberg er, uh, great movie

1. Killing Me Softly With His Song-Roberta Flack A song written about Don McLean. One of the all time greats. She just turned 70! Still gives me chills.


dr sardonicus said...

Happy birthday, Randy. Hope many good things come your way this year.

Matt said...

Hope you had a happy one - that's good stuff from '73! I've got my 43rd next week.

Brian Holland said...

Party hardy, indeed--Happy b-day, sir!

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