28 December 2006

Life in music

Inspired by Spider and Jimmi and their compilations of number one songs on their birthdates since they were born, for my birthday I've decided to do the same, however being the 4/4 beatnik that I am, I am including both the Billboard Hot 100 single and Dance Chart single of each year!

Hot 100: Melanie - Brand New Key
1972 Hot 100: Billy Paul - Me & Mrs. Jones
1973 Hot 100: Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle
1974 Hot 100: Helen Reddy - Angie Baby
Club Play: Al Downing - I'll Be Holding On
1975 Hot 100: The Staple Singers - Let's Do It Again
Club Play: The O'Jays - I Love Music
1976 Hot 100: Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night
Club Play: Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
1977 Hot 100: Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
Club Play: Donna Summer - Once Upon A Time
1978 Hot 100: Chic - Le Freak
Club Play: Chic - Le Freak

1979 Hot 100: Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Club Play: Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band - Deputy of Love
1980 Hot 100: John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
Club Play: Kool & the Gang - Celebration / Take It to the Top
1981 Hot 100: Olivia Newton-John - Physical
Club Play: Madleen Kane - You Can / Fire in My Heart
1982 Hot 100: Daryl Hall and John Oates - Maneater
Club Play: The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men
1983 Hot 100: Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson - Say Say Say
Club Play: Daryl Hall and John Oates - Say It Isn't So
1984 Hot 100: Madonna - Like A Virgin
Club Play: Madonna - Like A Virgin

1985 Hot 100: Lionel Ritchie - Say You, Say Me
Club Play: Alisha - Baby Talk
1986 Hot 100: The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
Club Play: Janet Jackson - Control
1987 Hot 100: George Michael - Faith
Club Play: Whitney Houston - So Emotional
1988 Hot 100: Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Club Play: Camouflage - The Great Commandment
1989 Hot 100: Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise
Club Play: Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation
1990 Hot 100: Stevie B. - Because I Love You (The Postman Song)
Club Play: C+C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
1991 Hot 100: Michael Jackson - Black Or White
Club Play: Adeva - It Should Have Been Me
1992 Hot 100: Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Club Play: The S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M. - It's Gonna Be a Lovely Day
1993 Hot 100: Mariah Carey - Hero
Club Play: Gloria Estefan - Tradicion
1994 Hot 100: Boyz 2 Men - On Bended Knee
Club Play: Ace of Base - Living In Danger
1995 Hot 100: Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day
Club Play: La Bouche - Be My Lover
1996 Hot 100: Toni Braxton - UnBreak My Heart
Club Play: Toni Braxton - UnBreak My Heart

1997 Hot 100: Elton John - Something About the Way You Look Tonight / Candle in the Wind 1997
Club Play: Lisa Stansfield - Never Gonna Fall
1998 Hot 100: R. Kelly and CĂ©line Dion - I'm Your Angel
Club Play: Cher - Believe
1999 Hot 100: Santana featuring Rob Thomas - Smooth
Club Play: Eurythmics - 17 Again
2000 Hot 100: Destiny's Child - Independent Women Part I
Club Play: Daft Punk - One More Time
2001 Hot 100: Nickelback - How You Remind Me
Club Play: Crystal Waters - Come On Down
2002 Hot 100: Eminem - Lose Yourself
Club Play: Oscar G and Ralph Falcon - Dark Beat (Addicted to Drums)
2003 Hot 100: Outkast - Hey Ya!
Club Play: Britney Spears featuring Madonna - Me Against the Music
2004 Hot 100: Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot
Club Play: Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For?
2005 Hot 100: Mariah Carey - Don't Forget About Us
Club Play: Eurythmics - I've Got a Life (It's the Only Thing That's Mine)
2006 Hot 100: Beyonce - Irreplaceable
Club Play: Pepper Mashay - Lost Yo Mind

Well...I thought this was a great idea until I saw how horrible this list is! Man, I thought music had gone to shit in the past five years, but now I see that at least around the end of the year, it's never been very good! What's up with that?

God, North American tastes in music really, really suck.

Interesting that only once per decade at the end of the year, the Hot 100 #1 is the same at the Hot Dance Club Play #1. The 2000s have still to fit this trend.


Anonymous said...

Really Reid, thanks for doing this (I'm being sarcastic). Since I was born only days before you, this means that this is the same list for me. Aside from maybe 2 of these, this list sux! Well, Happy Birthday! I'm gonna go open another bottle of wine now.

Reid C

CanaGal said...

thanks for the comment on maui ink on youtube. I had a hoot of a time making that movie! Happy early bday by the way!!

Spider said...

Reid - no worse than mine was... only difference is mine went back much longer in time... Thanks for the shout - I appreciate it!

CanaGal said...

Happy New Years guys! Here is to seeing each other more often over the new year!