Welcome to Day 16!
When we think of “16,” music is really top of mind, right? (Hey, even today’s headline is on loan from The Mamas and the Papas!)
The marriage between the number 16 in popular music and everything from coming-of-age stories to lover’s laments to Happy Birthday wishes is widely celebrated.
Just check out the following to see what I mean:
|#||Song title||RECORDING ARTIST||YEAR RELEASED|
|1||Sixteen Tons||Tennessee Ernie Ford||1955|
|2||Sweet Little Sixteen||Chuck Berry||1958|
|3||Sixteen Candles||The Crests||1958|
|4||Sweet Sixteen||B.B. King||1960|
|5||You’re Sixteen||Johnny Burnette||1961|
|6||Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen||Neil Sedaka||1961|
|7||Only Sixteen||Dr. Hook||1975|
|9||Sixteen Again||The Buzzcocks||1978|
|10||When You Were Sweet Sixteen|| The Fureys (with
|11||Sixteen Blue||The Replacements||1984|
|12||Sweet Sixteen||Billy Idol||1986|
|13||16 Forever||The Nomads||1987|
|14||Sixteen Years||Tina Arena||1997|
|15||I’m Sixteen||Dolly Parton||2016|
(I’ll even throw an additional one in there, an honorable mention if you will. Let’s go with Ringo Starr’s 1973 cover of “You’re Sixteen.”)
Hope you enjoyed that stroll down Memory Lane. Music is truly a big part of our overall fabric, and it’s always a kick when we can take time out to embrace it.
Enjoy the rest of the evening, and remember that tomorrow gets us to day 15 – the official half-way point!
Keep in the game, friends.