As I’ve said here many times before, I try to stay far, far away from Facebook memes, mostly because I don’t like encouraging that kind of thing. But, as you probably know, I also have a hard time resisting one that has to do with music.
And this one, my friends, is a doozy.
My friend @TheLegendofJill posted this to Facebook late Wednesday; I saw it this morning and had to take a look. What Jill posted:
1) Find out the song that was No. 1 the week you were born.
2) Find that song on YouTube.
3) Post that video on your wall without shame.
Jill was happy to post a video of Rupert Holmes’ “Escape (The Pina Colada Song),” a delightfully cheesy slice of the late 1970s. In response, I joked that no one was making music videos in 1966.
And oh, how I wish I was correct. Had I been born a couple weeks earlier, it would have been The Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love.” A week later? The Four Tops’ “Reach Out I’ll Be There.” And I would have been perfectly happy with either classic Motown song.
Ladies and gentlemen, the No. 1 song on Oct. 12, 1966:
Let’s be straightforward here. I know this song. I know it well. And I’ve always hated it. As in, The Association’s “Cherish” Is One Of The Worst Songs In The History Of Music Hatred.
So, Jill. I found the song. I found and posted the video.
But posting it without shame? Sorry. No can do.