What I Learned Today… survival

When I was born, the number one song on the Billboard music charts was Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.”

Friends filled our living room this evening with chatter about the recently released nominees for the San Diego Music Awards, the state of radio and how it got to be that way, and astrology. The latter led to popular songs around when each of us were born. Not able to resist not knowing, I whipped out my iTouch and did a little Googling. “I Will Survive” was listed at number one on the Billboard music charts from March 10-24. But as our discussion grew in-depth, the Bee Gees’ “Tragedy” (the song that took #1 starting March 24) may have actually been more popular as the data tracking actually occurs about a week and a half prior to the release of the charts.

Just like astrology and numerology, in the mystical realm, the number one song at the time you were born seems to have some correlation to an individual as a person. Ok, so I made that up. But I can say I feel that “I Will Survive” personally reflects my perseverance and strength in life. I strive to be the best individual I can be and navigate the world around me as I am tossed curve balls everyday. So in turn, what does it mean when the number one song on the charts when Thomas was born was Lady GaGa’s “Just Dance”? Or even more insightful, please explain the significance of Roger’s top hit at birth, “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs.

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