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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – #1 Songs

It’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with genealogy extraordinaire – Randy Seaver and tonight’s activity will definitely have us strolling down memory lane! Tonight’s challenge is:

What were the #1 songs on the day I was born? Or on your birthday when you were 18? Or when you married? Or some other important date in your life.”

This is my first time participating in the Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge and hopefully (as time allows), it won’t be my last; so here goes!

According to the, “This Day In Music” website, the #1 song in the United States on the day I was born was  — Santo & Johnny Farina classic instrumental hit, “Sleep Walk!” Check out their 1959 live performance below!

And . . . in keeping with my soulful roots, I couldn’t resist knowing what the #1 R&B song was the day I was born too. So according to Billboard Magazine, the #1 R&B hit single in the United States the week I was born was, I Want to Walk You Home” by Fats Domino . . .  woo-hoo! Too bad this one wasn’t playing in the background during my delivery  – LOL! Enjoy Fats Domino’s performance!