I love doing this feature on Fridays. It’s an ode to my long-running hobby of a #CountUp of the top pop hits each week. It’s also a nod to my previous endeavor online – the predecessor to this blog – my own once-popular dot.com hit music web site that ran from the late-1990s through the first year of my salvation. I once had a feature on there called “The Major’s MASSIVE Memories” where I highlighted the greatest hits of my life.
Today – Friday June 05TH 2020 – is my 53RD birthday ! It feels great to be 53. Some days I feel 53. Some days I feel older than 53. Other days I feel younger. Speaking of younger:
YEP – That’s me from exactly 49 years ago on Saturday June 05TH 1971. There I am turning 4 years old blowing out the candles on my birthday cake. That was in our cozy apartment in Greenbelt Maryland.
If I was listening to the radio on that day (and I probably was) I was listening to WWDC AM-1260 where I first discovered pop music. Here are the Top 5 hits from coast-to-coast on my 4TH birthday:
1. “Brown Sugar” – The Rolling Stones
2. “Joy To The World” – Three Dog Night
3. “Want Ads” – The Honey Cone
4. “It Don’t Come Easy” – Ringo Starr
5. “Rainy Days And Mondays” – The Carpenters
I loved Three Dog Night growing up as a little kid, and I still love them today. “Joy To The World” is actually in heavy rotation today on my iTunes Library and iPod Shuffles. It’s one of the greatest hits of my life. Here’s Three Dog Night performing at the cocktail party on the Monday November 29TH 1971 episode of “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” – one of my favorite TV shows back in the day:
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