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What was #1 in the charts when you were born?


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Actually, Edna... I do remember that song! But not the day it was #1. I remember it cuz my mom had(s) it on a 45 and we used to listen to it a lot on our little portable turntables.

"Sixteen tons, whaddaya get?

Another day older and deeper in debt.

St. Peter don'tcha call me, cuz I can't go...

I owe my soul to the company store..."

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:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: It would be great to have an octogenarian songfactor... :)

I'll see if I can hang on for another 15 years Edna. ;)

I had Frankie Laine's version of "Sixteen Tons" on a 78 RPM Record. I was a big fan of his (although I do prefer Tennessee Ernie's version now).

I'm sure you'll all be amazed to hear that some Radio Stations wouldn't play Ernie's version because he sang "St.Peter don't you call me..." while Frankie sang "Brother don't you call me...".

If only we could strike a balance between that ridiculous censorship and some of the grubby little songs that are allowed airplay now.


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You have three different charts to choose from; the UK, US and Australia. So what songs topped the charts when you made your great arrival? You don't have to give your birthday or the year if you don't want to. ;)

US: Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder

UK: Goody Two Shoes - Adam Ant

AUS: I Love Rock n' Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

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