Friday, August 8, 2008


Forty years ago, the baby who would grow into the world's most loving and generous husband and father was born. (There's a reason my entire family refers to him as "Saint Scott".)

For his special day, Charlie gave him Buddy Guy's new album, "Skin Deep". Fitting, considering what happened a couple of weeks ago. Sam gave him Martin Scorcese Presents the Blues on DVD.

I made him a 2-CD set of the number 1 song, each year, on his birthday. For your listening (and viewing) pleasure ~

August 8 – The Early Years…

1968 ~ Hello, I Love You The Doors
1969 ~ In the Year 2525 Zager & Evans
1970 ~ Close To You The Carpenters
1971 ~ How Can You Mend a Broken Heart The Bee Gees
1972 ~ Alone Again (Naturally) Gilbert O’Sullivan
1973 ~ The Morning After Maureen McGovern
1974 ~ Feel Like Makin’ Love Roberta Flack
1975 ~ Jive Talkin’ The Bee Gees
1976 ~ Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Elton John & Kiki Dee
1977 ~ I Just Want To Be Your Everything Andy Gibb
1978 ~ Three Times a Lady The Commodores
1979 ~ Bad Girls Donna Summer
1980 ~ Magic Olivia Newton-John
1981 ~ Jessie’s Girl Rick Springfield
1982 ~ Eye Of The Tiger Survivor
1983 ~ Every Breath You Take The Police
1984 ~ Ghostbusters Ray Parker, Jr.
1985 ~ Shout Tears For Fears
1986 ~ The Glory Of Love Peter Cetera
1987 ~ I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For U2

August 8 – Getting Better Every Year…

1988 ~ Roll With It Steve Winwood
1989 ~ Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
1990 ~ Vision Of Love Mariah Carey
1991 ~ (Everything I Do) I Do It for You Bryan Adams
1992 ~ This Used To Be My Playground Madonna
1993 ~ Can’t Help Falling In Love UB40
1994 ~ Stay (I Missed You) Lisa Loeb
1995 ~ Waterfalls TLC
1996 ~ Macarena Los Del Rio
1997 ~ I’ll Be Missing You Puff Daddy & Faith Evans
1998 ~ The Boy Is Mine Brandy & Monica
1999 ~ Genie In A Bottle Christina Aguilera
2000 ~ It’s Gonna Be Me NSYNC
2001 ~ Bootylicious Destiny’s Child
2002 ~ Hot In Here Nelly
2003 ~ Crazy In Love Beyonce
2004 ~ Slow Motion Juvenile featuring Soulja Slim.
2005 ~ We Belong Together Mariah Carey
2006 ~ Promiscuous Nelly Furtado & Timbaland
2007 ~ Hey There Delilah Plain white T’s

The reaction to the songs went like this: "aww", "oh yeah", "good song", "lame", "I hate this song", "what?", "never heard of it", "that's cr@p", and "it's okay, I guess".

It's interesting because 1983 is heard in the background of 1997. There's no Michael Jackson. Check out 1993's artist. And the only Madonna song (who Scott is so not into), is from a movie we quote to the kids all the time. Especially these last couple of months.

I found all the chart toppers here.

Tonight Scott's brother is taking him to a White Sox game - we're going to surprise him with a pineapple upside down cake :)

He's the cutest 40 year old I've ever seen...

Happy Birthday, honey!

1 comment:

At A Hen's Pace said...

Awww--belated happy birthday to Scott!

I think the 40's are great. You've got more wisdom and perspective than you had years ago, but things aren't falling apart yet!



P.S. The song idea is really cute.