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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, October 17, 2016

♫The Life of Music♫

Music is soulfully individual. It can bounce off the walls leaving your head pounding as though you were a rock at the bottom of a waterfall. OR it can touch softly on your heart like butterfly wings leaving you basking in the glow of serenity. Regardless of your music passion, with each year songs come and songs go. Some remain ingrained in your mind to be relived over and over again while others you hope you never hear again. Such is the life of music!

Today in Music History: October 17

1964 Manfred Mann started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy', possibly the first No.1 with a Nonsense Song Title. Also a No.1 in the UK, the song was first released by the US group The Exciters.

1970 The Jackson Five started a five-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'll Be There'. The group's fourth No.1 of 1970, it made No.4 in the UK. Motown records claimed the group had sold over 10 million records during this year.

1981 Christopher Cross started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Arthur's Theme, (Best That You Can Do)', his second US No.1. and a No.7 hit in the UK.
1998 Canadian rock band, The Barenaked Ladies went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'One Week'.

Click the icon at left for the songs that were No.1 on October 17 from 1940 to 2016. Then, select a year to see all songs that hit No.1 in that year. Do you know the number one song on the charts today?

What are your thoughts on today's hit compared to those of times past?

And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...