Star light, star bright

Madrid, the game

Those were the days, my friend. We thought they’d never end

Here’s a cool online engine: You input your date of birth and it’ll tell you what song was #1 on the charts. So I put in my birthday from 1968 and found out that it was … “Those Were The Days,” by Mary Hopkin.

And my first reaction was: What the hell kind of lame song is that to usher in your birthday? I thought this was supposed to be 60s! Was this sort of aural sludge still dominating the charts? Christ, couldn’t a song by, I don’t know, the Kinks or something have been on the charts instead? Dang.

(Thanks to Chris’ Cynic-C blog for this one!)

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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