How to find #1 song on my birthday outside US and UK?
March 24, 2005 12:24 PM   Subscribe

The latest silly (but harmless if you don't take it seriously) method of trying to classify people's personalities is Popstrology. (Also see this website which has a more extensive list of songs, plus the UK #1's, but no analysis.) But... I was not born in the US or the UK--I was born in a US Army Hospital in Germany. I want to figure out what the #1 songs were in my birthday in Germany, or on Armed Forces Radio. I googled, and was able to come up with the current German #1's, but not anything in the past. So I turn to you, O Wise Denizens of AxMe. I figure other MeFi'ers who weren't born in the US or UK might like to participate in the goofiness, as well.
posted by Shoeburyness to Society & Culture (6 answers total)
 
Down the page a bit for the german charts.
posted by peacay at 1:18 PM on March 24, 2005


Thanks peacay, that's perfect! The page is even from Wuerzburg, which is where I was born. My song apparently is "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath. Heh. (By the US system, my song is "Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles.) And in Germany, 1970 was the year of Simon & Garfunkel, not the Jackson 5-- I guess that's an improvement. I'm no big S&G fan, but at least neither one of them turned into freaks later on.
posted by Shoeburyness at 2:04 PM on March 24, 2005


Oh I'd be v.happy with Paranoid....good song. And by coincidence I used 1970 in my google attempt.
Serendip.
posted by peacay at 2:07 PM on March 24, 2005


I would hazard a guess that AFR was (and is still) playing whatever was popular stateside. That is what it is for, to give the troopers a little piece of home.
posted by fixedgear at 2:38 PM on March 24, 2005


yeah...I couldn't find any AFR charts - but I didn't bust out my top shelf goofu.
posted by peacay at 3:21 PM on March 24, 2005


I would hazard a guess that AFR was (and is still) playing whatever was popular stateside. That is what it is for, to give the troopers a little piece of home.

Even still I'd imagine that Black Sabath didn't make it past the Army's censors.
posted by ChasFile at 4:30 PM on March 24, 2005


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